Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Officials Fired After Jailbreak.(Final)

Byline: Leslie Linthicum Journal Staff Writer

* Management firm to create a panel to recommend improvements to the McKinley County jail

The McKinley County jail's warden and the lone corrections officer who was left in charge of 80 inmates during a Fourth of July jailbreak have been fired.

Management & Training Corporation, which manages the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a contract, took the action after a series of security failures on the Independence Day holiday allowed four inmates, including three suspected in killings, to escape.

A police investigation found that inadequate staffing, failure to count inmates, insufficient coverage by security cameras and an unsecured fence combined to allow the escape. …

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