Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rumors Close Taos Jail.

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For The Journal

Possible Sick-Out Prompts Action

TAOS Concerned that a rumored sick-out by some Taos County Detention Center officers might leave the jail unmanned overnight, County Manager Robert Dale Morrison on Friday evening ordered the facility closed immediately and its nine inmates transferred to Santa Fe.

"We had heard that some employees might be calling in sick or with other excuses," Morrison said. "At 6 p.m. I got a call from the jail supervisor that the officer scheduled on the midnight-8 (a.m.) shift came in with a doctor's note saying he couldn't work Friday or Saturday."

"The jail is now closed and will stay closed until further notice," Morrison said. …

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