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NM jail populations plummet amid joint efforts to avoid COVID-19 outbreak; positive test rates are low – New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico’s 27 adult county jails have slashed their combined population by a third since the new coronavirus began tearing through the state 11 weeks ago, according to data gathered by the New Mexico Association of Counties. On March 13, two days after New Mexico saw its first confirmed COVID-19 c…

  1. NM jail populations plummet amid joint efforts to avoid COVID-19 outbreak; positive test rates are low – New Mexico In Depth