Law Mart Recommended for Curry County

A New Mexico District Judge has a number of recommendations to prevent future jail escapes in Curry County.

Judge Teddy Hartley says the county needs a new judicial complex to house the Sheriff's Department, the courts, the adult detention center and the juvenile detention center.

Hartley estimated the cost at more than $10 Million, but says a new judicial complex that includes the detention centers would cut down the overall cost.

He also believes it would make the county safer since they wouldn't have to transport prisoners to court.