Commissioners say housing inmates at Texas jails not viable option

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Parmer County Detention Officer staffs the booking area of the 50-bed jail Monday. Sheriff Randy Geries said his facility is subject to unannounced state inspections at any time. Sharna Johnson One reason Curry County officials say they need a new jail is because of a growing, violent inmate population [...]

McGee: Corrections officers deserve salute

One of our area jails has a new guy in charge. That can’t be an easy job. I mean, on one hand you’re basically working for a committee, and on the other, you’re sitting on top of what is, for all intents and purposes, a pressure cooker. I had a brief career as a corrections [...]

Private jail would mean less county control

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Most counties that hire private companies to run their jails find they have the same problems, but less control with the same

Commission approves all-female facility

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Chief Deputy Warden Audrey Barriga of the Curry County Adult Detention Center explains the changes that will take place to convert the annex into an all-female center. The renovation cost is estimated at $75,000. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners approved a re-design of the Curry County [...]