County adding isolated jail cells as part of annex


Curry County maintenance supervisor Lee Delk demonstrates how to open the food slot on an isolation cell. The county will receive 27 cells to be installed at the new jail annex. CNJ photo by Eric Klut By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER The 27 steel isolation cells intended for use at the county’s new adult […]

Curry County officials approve bids for work on annex to house 70 extra inmates


Overcrowding at the Curry County Adult Detention Center has caused the county to move inmates to jails in the panhandle of Texas. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Faced with soaring numbers of jail inmates and plunging financial reserves, Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday to consider issuing $1.3 million worth of gross receipts tax revenue […]

Governor’s veto slows jail annex

By Jack King Curry County Officials have been working for at least a year and a half to turn a former fitness center into a jail annex that could help relieve crowding at the Adult Detention Center. Now a veto by Gov. Bill Richardson and high bids from local contractors have put the center’s completion […]

Curry County Detention Center overcrowded


CNJ Staff Photo: Eric Kluth Detention officer Patricia Rodriguez monitors prisoners in pod four Tuesday at the Curry County Detention Facility in Clovis By Jack King The Curry County Detention Center is overflowing again, Detention Center Administrator Don Burdine told county commissioners at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The adult detention center was designed to house 208 […]