Jail cells cleared for occupancy but repairs still underway

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – Officials say mold is no longer a problem at the Curry County Detention Center, but inmates are still being kept out of their cells while repairs are in progress.

The Clovis News Journal reports an air quality test performed at the jail May 23 detected mold and elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the medical office. Officials said Wednesday that evidence of mold had been removed and carbon dioxide levels are back to normal.

Curry County’s public services director and interim jail administrator, Sandra Stewart, says maintenance crews are working to finish paint jobs and ceiling repairs.

She says inmates will return to the vacant pods in about two weeks when the $593,000 roof repair is complete.

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