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Eddy County jail in Carlsbad to be ringed by security fence

Eddy County jail in Carlsbad to be ringed by security fence

The Associated Press
September 21, 2019 04:27 PM

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The Eddy County jail will get a security fence to provide an additional layer of separation between inmates in the facility in downtown Carlsbad and the public.

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The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $40,000 contract with Roswell-based Waide Construction Co.  for an 8-foot (2.4-meter) chain link fence around the jail's main building.

Warden Billy Massingill said the fence will enhance security at the jail's front entrance and provide a barrier for people trying to get the attention of inmates by throwing objects on the building's roof.

Sheriff Mark Cage said adding the security fence is a good move because the detention center is in the heart of Carlsbad and will "provide another necessary layer of security" for the public and correctional workers.

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