NM Corrections Audit To Be Released

Apr 15, 2013

The first details of the New Mexico Department of Corrections' massive audit of inmate files are scheduled released at the end of April.

Department spokeswoman Alex Tomlin said Monday that the first phase of the audit will be publicly be released later this month and will include information on inmates mistakenly released from September 2010 to September 2012.

Last week, the New Mexico Department of Corrections said Dion Henderson, a man convicted in a 1994 double-murder case, was mistakenly released in February 2012.

According to the department, state officials discovered the mistake last Monday. The 36-year-old Henderson was located the next day and brought back to prison.

The mistake comes as prison officials comb through 25,000 inmate files going back to 2006 after a series of early releases were discovered.

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