Ex-inmate sues New Mexico over delayed release

Former inmate, Margarito Baca, filed a civil rights claim against the New Mexico Department of Corrections, alleging he was wrongfully imprisoned past his release date. He also alleges spending excessively long periods in solitary confinement, affecting his mental and emotional health. The claim states that prison officials disregarded the judge’s orders of release by keeping Baca in prison past his release date, calling it an “in-house” parole.