• Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.

  • Some question study suggesting crime, jail population linked

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A number of professionals in Albuquerque’s criminal justice system are criticizing a study that linked the city’s crime rate with its jail population.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel speaks about a new initiative to hire returning veterans to fill more tan 600 openings in the state's prison system in Las Lunas, N.M. New Mexico Gov. Sussana Martinez announced Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, that Marcantel will step down Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, file)

    New Mexico’s Corrections chief to step down at end of month

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The top corrections official for New Mexico plans to retire at the end of the month, bringing to an end a nearly five-year tenure that the governor says led to widespread reform within the state’s prison system but critics indicate was marked by turmoil in recent months.