Jail, courthouse committees holding public meeting

CNJ staff

Curry County’s Citizens’ Courthouse and Jail Committees will hold a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library.

An architect and detention experts will speak on issues of detention liability and an assessment that was done of the existing jail in 2008 following the escape of eight violent inmates, according to a press release from the county.

Architect Robert Johnson of Denver, worked with Rohde, May, Keller, McNamara Architecture of Albuquerque in the creation of a plan to address space and security issues at the jail that was rejected by voters in November.

Johnson will present committees with a cost model for putting an addition on the north end of the jail and undertake limited remodeling, the release said.

Manuel Romero of the New Mexico Association of Counties is scheduled to present committee members with his 2008 jail assessment and discuss where the county is currently.

And Loss Prevention Manager Bruce Swingle, also with NMAC, will discuss detention liability exposure and consequences for counties, the release said.