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NM official sets private prison transfer timeline

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The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — A plan to transfer operations at a New Mexico lockup from a private company to the state is expected to begin next month, though final details and negotiations remain under way, the state’s top prison official told lawmakers.

Corrections Secretary Alisha Tafoya Lucero testified this week during a legislative hearing that officials have set Aug. 3 as the day when they and the GEO Group will begin the three-month process of transferring the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility in Clayton to state management.


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