Wed, 17 August 2016
The New Mexican reported today that state prison officials had been caught “double celling" prisoners at the Western New Mexico mens' prison in Grants. Double celling is when two prisoners are in a cell built for one. This violates a 1991 court order called the Duran Decree that the NM state Corrections Department agreed to after prison overcrowding instigated the 1980 Santa Fe prison riot. 33 inmates died in that riot. Santa Fe attorney Mark Donatelli represented inmates after the prison riot. He spoke to KSFR from Phoenix.