Mon, 11 December 2017
First the Department of Justice closes down the privately-run Cibola County NM Correctional Facility after 3 inmates die, possibly from poor medical care. Then The Department of Homeland security reopens it as a detention center for ICE. Sarah Macaraeg of Reveal and NM In Depth on what happened in between…one secret negotiation, one no-bid contract, and little State or public scrutiny. Is the prison’s real function to keep would-be asylum-seekers away from legal help?