Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Taos Jail Solution Proposed.

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For the Journal

San Miguel Eyes Regional Approach

TAOS San Miguel County officials proposed a four-county effort to solve jail problems such as those plaguing their Taos County neighbors.

San Miguel County Commissioner LeRoy Garcia and County Manager Les Montoya proposed Taos County join with them, Rio Arriba and Mora counties to house their prisoners. A regional approach to jail issues also may find a sympathetic ear in the Legislature, which could provide money to help fund such a project, Garcia said.

"This proposal has to be refined and cost factors developed, but it is intended to provide a joint long-term solution to both adult and juvenile detention center problems these four counties face," Montoya said. …

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