Police chief named interim secretary of Corrections

September 6, 2011 • Local News

Alfono Solis Roswell’s police chief was named as New Mexico interim secretary of Corrections after Lupe Martinez resigned Friday. Martinez, 50, held the position for eight months and was the first woman to lead the state prison system. Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, called Martinez an American success story after her confirmation to the Cabinet post last winter.

“I received a phone call from the governor, Friday, around two in the afternoon, saying ‘I’d like you for interim.’”

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