Nancy Hadley Audit Points To Medical Mistakes In N.M. Prisons By Marisa Demarco • Dec 20, 2018 Wikimedia Commons via CC Listen Listening... / 4:35 When people are behind bars, the government is responsible for their health care. That’s in the U.S. Constitution. Anything less is considered cruel and unusual punishment. But New Mexico has a history of struggling to meet that obligation. Lawsuits about deaths and permanent health damage pile up.