Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Estancia Warden, Security Chief Fired.


ESTANCIA Corrections Corporation of America has fired the warden and security chief at the Torrance County Detention Facility.

Warden Donald Dorsey and Chief of Security William Pennycuff were fired in a Nov. 29 meeting at the prison, CCA spokeswoman Susan Hart said. Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA runs the private prison in Estancia.

The firings came about three weeks after a prison riot involving 32 District of Columbia inmates who used a six-inch makeshift knife, mop handles, toilet-bowl scrubbers and table legs to injure eight guards. …

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