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Albuquerque Journal
February 10, 2017

Jails face detainer request muddle
By Mark Oswald


As of 2015, New Mexico counties werenít getting many ICE requests. As the Journalís Lauren Villagran reported in September, ICE issued 409 detainer requests in New Mexico for that year, down from 3,170 in 2011, based on information from a data clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Sixty percent, or 244, of the 2015 detainers in New Mexico were for individuals with no criminal record. ICE had started a program in 2015 aimed at curtailing use of detainers with a goal, for less serious offenders, of instead simply asking for notice of when a prisoner is supposed to be released. Detainer requests dropped from more than 27,000 in a single month in August 2011 to roughly 6,000 a month by the end of 2014, says the same Syracuse-based organization, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, in a new report.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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