New Mexico prison inmates take claim of overcrowding to federal court

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Representatives of New Mexico prison inmates are taking their concerns of overcrowding to Federal Court.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports lawyer representing inmates in Grants filed a motion in U.S. District Court saying state officials are violating terms of court settlements intended to prevent overcrowding.

They also claim the inmates are being housed in small, dorm-style cells.

They are asking the state to provide relief to the inmates. 

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