Youngblood released from jail after (almost) a full day behind bars | KOB 4

Youngblood released from jail after (almost) a full day behind bars Web Staff
October 16, 2018 04:10 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Republican state lawmaker Monica Youngblood is a free woman once again after spending the night in jail.


Youngblood was sentenced in early October to serve one day behind bars for an aggravated DWI charge.

KOB discovered Youngblood was released at 5 a.m. Tuesday from the Bernalillo County Jail, five hours short of what was supposed to be 24 hours spent behind bars. Those few hours from when she was arrested was credited to her time served.

MDC released the following statement about Youngblood's release:

“Monica Youngblood was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on 10/15 and therefore was eligible to be released on 10/16. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. MDC’s releasing staff gather the list of inmates eligible for release on that day and begin working their way down the list processing out each individual. How much time passes before the inmate is released depends on how busy the releasing department is, therefore MDC cannot predict when any individual inmate will be released from custody.”

Youngblood will now have to stay under supervised probation for a year.

The legislator is up for re-election this year, running against Democratic challenger Karen Bush to represent District 68 in northwest Albuquerque.

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