Clovis Jail Administrator

A longtime jail security expert is now the acting administrator over the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

Carlos Ortiz was hired over a month ago as Security Chief.

Ortiz says he only needs a month to turn the troubled facility around and have it running the way it should.

The facility has been plagued with escapes, mistaken releases

And arrests of detention officers. On September 9th, Administrator Lois Bean was fired for failing to make progress on ordered changes.