Tag Archives: New Mexico

Vera Institute’s Sentencing & Corrections Headlines

AK – Parnell Signs Bill to Fight Sex Trafficking

LA – Entire New Orleans Jail Operation Needs to be Reformed (opinion)

NM – New Program Puts Low-Risk Inmates to Work Around Santa Fe

SC – Probation has “Not Complied with State Law”

SD – State Prepares to Start Work with Tribes on Experiments for Paroles on Reservations

OK – Mandatory Supervision Not Being Required Despite New Law

PA – State Releases First Youth Recidivism Report

TX – Two Private Prisons Close

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NM: Youth guard arrested for alleged relationship with inmate

From the article: “The 18-year-old victim is pregnant and alleges that her pregnancy is a result of a relationship with Edmon that occurred while she was serving time at the detention center.”

Yikes.

Read the article here.

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NM eyes reform as some inmates released in error

From the article: “It’s a case, New Mexico prison officials say, that highlights the dangers associated with short-staffing and an antiquated paper record-keeping system for tracking sometimes complicated formula changes to inmate sentences based on things like time off for good behavior and sentences for new crimes committed while behind bars.”

Read more here.

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Inmate Uses Popsicle Sticks In Escape Attempt From New Mexico Jail

He reportedly escaped from his cell…and then climbed back inside.  I hate to tell him this, but he needs to rethink his escape strategy.

Read the Huffington Post article here.

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