Jail conditions the focus of lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An inmate class-action lawsuit about the conditions at the Metro Detention Center has Bernalillo County agreeing in part to a court order issued Monday.

The suit centers on crowding and other conditions at the jail. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the county has agreed that jail officials and lawyers for inmates will work with the court’s jail operations expert.

They are discussing issues like when jail officers may use force and how many officers are needed inside the jail.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus