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Public Health New Mexico
4:44 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Lawmakers To Consider Limiting Solitary Confinement

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The use of solitary confinement on mentally ill inmates sparked expensive lawsuits in New Mexico in the last couple of years. Doña Ana County paid Stephen Slevin millions of dollars in 2013 after he spent almost two years in solitary confinement. A bill making its way through this legislative session could outlaw such lengthy stays in isolation. 

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Local News
4:34 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Doña Ana County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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The clerk in Doña Ana County, New Mexico began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Wednesday morning.

County Clerk Lynn Ellins took the action based on the widely accepted legal opinion that the state constitution does not expressly prohibit same-sex marriage.

The issue is currently making its way through the state court system, but the New Mexico Supreme Court has yet to issue a formal resolution.

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