Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

State Audit Finds Problems at Jail.(Journal North)

Byline: Joseph Ditzler Of the Journal

More bad news arrived Wednesday at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center, where a surprise state inspection discovered "serious security issues," according to the state Corrections Department.

County Sheriff Greg Solano and Corrections Department spokeswoman Tia Bland declined Thursday to specify the problems found in the unannounced audit. Corrections Secretary Joe R. Williams and Solano plan to address the media today, Bland said.

She said the security issues involved did not present immediate threats to the health or safety of any inmates.

A July 4 escape from the McKinley County Detention Center prompted state interest in security there and at the Santa Fe County jail. …

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