Holiday blues – Christmas can be rough for the families of inmates

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Isiah Acy reads a Christmas card his father sent to his mother. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Like most children, Isaiah Acy, 6, has a pretty good idea what he’ll be getting on Christmas morning. He and his brothers, Kyle, 3, and Jayden, 5, have spent the last week poking […]

County pays $120,000 to settle jail death suit

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County’s insurance carrier paid $120,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a woman who died in the county jail last year, insurance officials said on Wednesday. The attorney for the estate of Joyce Acy said settlements have also been reached with other parties in the lawsuit, but he […]

Good or bad, information must flow

A Curry County jail inmate died early Sunday morning, hours after telling authorities he had swallowed methamphetamine. It’s the second time in a year a jail inmate has died under similar circumstances. Just as disturbing, it is the second time in a year jail officials have been less than open about providing information to the […]

Curry County jail inmate dies after swallowing meth

By Darrell Todd Maurina An inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Facility died early Sunday morning at Plains Regional Medical Center after swallowing methamphetamine, according to a report released Tuesday by the Clovis Police Department. Martin Smith, 22, of Clovis, is the second inmate in less than a year to die of a drug […]