Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Prison Oversight Advocated.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

King Intends To Bring Back Bill

State Rep. Rhonda King said she intends to reintroduce legislation in January calling for state oversight of New Mexico's private prisons.

Private prisons are not required to provide information to the state regarding the classification of inmates, King said in an interview on Dec. 5.

"The secretary of corrections should receive information about the classification of prisoners," said King, D-Stanley. "I think what we continually see are riot situations, which continues to affirm the need for oversight at all private prisons."

The most recent riot at a New Mexico private prison occurred Nov. …

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