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After 30 years, officers still haunted by New Mexico riot


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After 30 years, officers still haunted by New Mexico riot

Officers say the government has failed rescuers traumatized by macabre scene

By Joline Gutierrez Krueger
The Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — She remembers all of it, especially the worst parts. Which is most of it. She remembers the strangely syrupy smell of burning flesh, the dank of wet wool prison blankets, the screams, the blood, the men in suits - politicians, she thought - gawking at the remains of an inmate decapitated and mutilated as part of the grotesque sexual torture that went on for 36 hours at the Penitentiary of New Mexico 30 years ago.

"We thought we were going out for breakfast," Mary Racicot recalls. "Instead we went to hell."

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