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For Immediate Release

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October 30, 2013 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
U.S. Marshals Service Hosts Annual Wardens Training

Albuquerque, NM – On October 29, 2013, the District of New Mexico held its 2nd Annual Wardens Training, in Albuquerque, NM. The training brought together 12 USMS IGA Contract Jail Wardens throughout the State of New Mexico, to discuss the most recent trends involving security and control, related to contraband introduction. This year the training included retired Federal Bureau of Prisons Wardens, who are also a Subject Matter Experts in Security and Control. The training was interactive including real life jail scenarios that provided for collaboration and discussion over a range of critical issues

Also incorporated in the training this year was a roundtable discussion amongst the Wardens, the Federal Public Defenders Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The roundtable was designed as an open topic panel, providing an opportunity for direct interaction amongst the wardens and the attorney’s to discuss issues and concerns related to jail operations.

The training this year was constructive, a venue in which to network and share best business practices for the purpose of enhancing jail operations.

District of New Mexico, United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “The District of New Mexico proudly proclaims effective law enforcement partnerships from a broad mission of enforcement, investigation and apprehension of dangerous and violent fugitives that lends towards safer communities throughout all of New Mexico. Coinciding with the successful enforcement mission is the equally important and essential, prisoner detention mission of short and long-term detention of prisoners that are held at local and county jails throughout many counties in New Mexico. Each are relied upon to maintain safe, secure facilities for all federal prisoners that averages 1,900 daily that have been remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, until justice is served. This effective partnership is a significant contribution to the Marshals Service in fulfilling the primary goal of ensuring uninterrupted judicial proceedings and a testament to this success is the District’s Detention Management Program that has increased and enhanced cooperation, collaboration and overall effective best business practices in detention security & control, safe and humane detention environments and overall costs reduction that is associated with prisoner detention”.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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