Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

725 Inmates Sent to New Jail.(Final)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Cops To Move 100 To West Side Today

White buses, led and followed by law enforcement vehicles, and with a helicopter flying overhead, came and went from the new Metropolitan Detention Center all day Saturday.

More than 700 jail inmates were transferred to the much-delayed facility, which could relieve jail overcrowding.

Jail director Harry Tipton said about 725 inmates from the West Side jail near Double Eagle II Airport were taken to the new jail Saturday.

Today, about 100 Bernalillo County inmates who are being housed in Valencia and Santa Fe county jails were expected to be moved to the new detention center, he said. …

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