Detention Facility Management Oversight Board
Monthly (on the third Wednesday), 4:30 p.m., at 111 Union Square SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, first floor conference room..
The purpose of this board is to create a system of oversight to ensure that county adult detention facilities operate in accordance with the United States Constitution and limit the population of adult detention facilities to the capacity they are designed for. An Advisory Board is hereby created, in compliance with Section 2-242 of the Bernalillo County Ordinances, to replace the Public Safety Advisory Board and is designed to guide the County to operate safe and secure detention facilities that strive to meet or exceed national standards and constitutional requirements. The Detention Facility Oversight Ordinance will provide a tool for the Bernalillo County Commission to ensure that its responsibility of oversight of detention facilities is met.
The Board shall be made up of nine members, five of which shall be selected by each one of the commission districts; and four shall be at-large members. The terms of the members shall be four years with the four at-large members terms being staggered starting with two year terms and the five district selected members starting with four year terms. The Board shall elect its own chair and vice-chair. Qualifications: Each member shall have expertise in one of the following areas: jail or corrections management; law, government financial management, institutional medical care, behavioral health, or other equally related field.
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