Warden at state prison placed on leave pending misconduct investigation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Leon Martinez, the warden of the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe, has been placed on administrative leave.

A spokesperson with the New Mexico Department of Corrections confirmed that Martinez is facing misconduct allegations.

State prison officials would not release the details of the alleged misconduct.

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