2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41: Torts
Article 4: Tort Claims, 41-4-1 through 41-4-30
Section 41-4-16.1: Civil action; damages incurred while imprisoned; notice to victim.
41-4-16.1. Civil action; damages incurred while imprisoned; notice to victim.
Upon the filing of a civil action by an individual or his personal representative against the state for damages incurred while imprisoned in a state corrections facility, the district court clerk shall issue notice of the filing of that action to the corrections and criminal rehabilitation department [corrections department] which shall forward a copy of the notice to the victim of the crime for which that individual was imprisoned. If the civil action is filed in a federal forum, the individual or personal representative shall issue the required notice to the department.
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