UNM Research Refutes Claims of High Rate of Violent Crimes Committed During Pretrial Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amid debate over New Mexico’s system of releasing felony defendants, University of New Mexico research indicates that just under 5 percent of Albuquerque-area defendants awaiting trial commit violent crimes while free from jail. Findings from the university’s Institute for Social Research’s analysis of more than 10,000 felony cases in Bernalillo County […]