Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-Officer Says Lack of Support Drove Him Out.

Byline: Mike Gallagher

Paying for Time

No Teamwork

Maybe it was sewage flooding cells, or perhaps it was the lack of trust in his fellow officers. In any case, five months as a corrections officer at the Bernalillo County Detention Center was enough for Mike Bolger.

Flooding isn't uncommon in the downtown jail. Inmates on the upper floors flush towels or sheets down toilets, causing sewage to back up on lower floors.

For almost 15 hours, Bolger said, inmates under his supervision on the second floor tried to clean up the mess using towels, buckets and mops.

But the sewage kept flowing. It was also flooding the third floor. …

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