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Experts Say There’s a “Crisis” Looming in New Mexico’s Largest Jail, Where Half the Positions Are Unfilled and Public Defenders Won’t Set Foot Inside. 

It’s quiet outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a hulking facility of brick, cinderblock and glass nearly 20 miles west of Albuquerque. On a recent day, cattle graze near the jail’s parking lot and though the Sandia Speedway is just up the road, the tracks are silent. Even the air is fresh — free of the […]