Private Prison Moratorium; Current HB 40 status

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico State Legislature will debate House Bill 40, a piece of proposed legislation that makes it illegal for any city, village, or county to make an agreement or extend a contract with a private prison. This affects Cibola County because two of the county’s three detention facilities are operated by a private company. The Cibola Citizen first reported on this bill on Jan…

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