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For Immediate Release

March 07, 2012 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
United States Marshals Service Removes Federal Prisoners

Albuquerque, NM – The United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico is committed to: ensuring the secure care and custody of detained individuals; protecting individual civil rights throughout the judicial process; implementing cost savings methods for housing and transporting those in custody; and providing quick and safe responses to emergency situations. On March 7, 2012, the United States Marshals Service began transferring all federal prisoners out of the Sandoval County Detention Center. “Currently one hundred and ninety (190) prisoners are being transferred to other detention facilities throughout the state” said Chief Deputy Michael Ferstl.

“The United States Marshals Service in coordination with the Department of Justice and the Office of Federal Detention Trustee is currently reviewing policies, practices and procedures of the Sandoval County Detention Center and upon the outcome of that review a decision will be rendered as to any future consideration of returning prisoners to that facility” said United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria. Further questions regarding this matter should be directed to Sandoval County Detention Center officials.

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