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ROC signatory Hal Stratton argues for reform of NM criminal justice system

| December 3, 2013

When Hal Stratton became the first Republican since 1928 to win the race for New Mexico attorney general in 1986, he ran on a “tough on crime” platform.

Now a private lawyer in Albuquerque, Stratton says he’s still a proud conservative but has taken a different approach to how New Mexico’s prisons, as well as the criminal justice system in the state, are run.

“There’s got to be ways we can save money,” Stratton told New Mexico Watchdog.

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