County joins jail-expense lawsuit

By Jack King Officials: Housing state prisoners is ruining budget. Curry County Commissioners voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit aimed at forcing state officials to pay the costs of housing state prisoners in county jails. It asks the court for a declaratory judgment that the defendants are liable for the cost of housing prisoners charged […]

Capitol Clippings 1/22

David Arkin A bill introduced on Wednesday by a local lawmaker could provide $2 million for the transportation of parole violators. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, said from his Santa Fe office that he introduced SB 90, legislation that would appropriate funds to the state’s Corrections Depart-ment to reimburse counties for the expense of incarcerating and […]

Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Vernon Terry Dickson, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking controlled substances (possession with intent to deliver). Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but one suspended with court recommendation to be placed in Dickens County jail at administrator’s discretion, with credit for 78 days served. […]