May 25, 2017
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'Creating Crime'

ATF used traveling, well-paid informants in ABQ sting

Local News One of the men who helped the federal bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search for potential targets in a sweeping undercover drug and gun sting operation in Albuquerque last yea

Monday, May 15, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Second Lifer

Parole board moves to release man on ‘30-year lifer’ sentence, bucking its yearslong trend of denials for most prisoners

Local News On the line was Carole Royal’s husband of 25 years, OC Fero. A caseworker from the Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs had handed the phone to him.  “Hello, Carole,” Fero said. “Y

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Nope

Martinez vetoes solitary reform, ‘ban the box’ bills

Local News Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday vetoed two criminal justice reform bills that passed the Legislature with bipartisan support.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Stepping Down

NM Parole Board executive director resigns, takes new state job

Local News The executive director of the New Mexico Parole Board has moved to another state job, as fresh controversy surrounds the board’s handling of parole hearings for the state’s “30-year lifer" population.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Throwing Away the Key

How the concentration of power has denied New Mexico’s ‘30-year lifers’ a fair shot at parole

Features Since 1985, OC Fero has lined his shelf with achievements. The former high school principal was ordained as a priest in the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Uneasy Sanctuary

Advocates say local policies are strong, but they don’t always keep cops from calling immigration

Local News The Santa Fe Police Department generally prefers to make its own law enforcement decisions. On paper, that means leaving federal immigration authorities in the dark on cases involving people who ma

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Justice Agenda

‘Constitutional crisis’ could dominate criminal justice debate at state legislature

Local News Criminal justice reform will burn up some of the oxygen at the Roundhouse during the 60-day session. But what “reform” means depends on who you talk to.The problem is repeat criminal offenders who

Friday, January 20, 2017 Jeff Proctor

By the Hour

Hundreds of thousands in public money flows to private attorney, but Gov. Martinez’ staff won’t say how much

Local News Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration continues to insist on keeping secret how much taxpayer money has flowed to a well-connected Albuquerque attorney who frequently represents the governor in court.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Jeff Proctor

High Courts

Nakamura likely first female Republican elected to state Supreme, but race too close at presstime

Local News Judith Nakamura appeared headed for victory in a nip-and-tuck race for a seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court, and if she maintained a narrow lead into the night would be the first Republican woman to win elect...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Martinez on Trial

Free press and open records are at the heart of the newspaper’s lawsuit against the governor. At last, a judge will decide.

Features The journalists huddled, expectant but wary, around a disarranged desk in the cluttered newsroom on Marcy Street.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Jeff Proctor
 
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