Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Community Outreach

During the weekend of October 3rd and 4th around 45 offenders participated in the Nob Hill Community Service Project. More than 250 hours of Community Service were completed. In one weekend they all worked hard to clean up the area.

These types of projects are so important, not only for the community but for the offenders. It gives them an opportunity to give back and make a difference. It also gives the offenders an opportunity to interact with the community.
It was a great day for everyone involved and we thank you for your hard work!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

October Craftsmanship and Trades Fair

We are excited for October! Why you ask? Aside from falling leaves, cozy socks, and Halloween. The Craftsmanship and Trades Fair is October 3rd!!!
Prepare yourself for a day of awesomeness! Save your money now, there will be so many unique and amazing pieces. We will have metal art, wood furniture, jewelry, crosses, art, cooking utensils, bird houses, you name it!
Why not do all of your Christmas shopping in one go. You will have it done early and the people on your list will get some beautiful and unique presents!

Don't forget that this event benefits victims, children of offenders, other inmates learning new crafts and much more! A portion of the proceeds will go to that inmate’s children or family members, to the Crime Victims Reparation Fund, and to support other inmate vocational programs. The inmate will also receive a portion of the proceeds and some will be placed in a savings account to aid the inmate when he or she is released.

Join us! Tickets are only $5 – You can purchase them here

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


As the last days of summer are winding down and fall approaches, inmates at the Level II hoop houses are busy harvesting their crops.

Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Squash oh my!

They have an abundance of yummy fruits and vegetables. So far they have harvested chile, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. These fruits and veggies are used in the kitchen, so the inmates are reaping what they sow.
Hear from Ray Thomas to find out what his favorite thing about the hoop houses is in the video below!

Thursday, September 3, 2015


At Central New Mexico Correctional Facility inmates are working side by side to learn basic carpentry skills. This includes hours of classroom work and hands on experience. With this hands on experience they are learning everything from framing, sheet rock, and roofing.

Programs such as this one provide the inmates with a skill set that can be used to find jobs when they leave prison and 96% of them will get out.

Check out our video on the program!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


August 1st was DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs.  It is a good time to highlight all of our dog programs across the state that help shelter dogs.

At the NMWCF there is Heeling Hearts. This program pairs incarcerated women and rescue dogs taking them through a therapeutic and skills training program.

Over at SNMCF there is the PAWS program. PAWS provides education and life skills for both inmates and dogs.

In Hobbs at LCCF they have the Second Chance Pups. They work with the city of Hobbs Animal Adoption center to enhance the skills of inmates and get dogs adopted into life long homes.

Not only are these programs teaching inmates skills that they can use to find a job, they are teaching them compassion. They are learning how to be self-less instead of selfish. They have to be passionate and kind to their animal in order to teach it. These type of programs give them a chance to give back.

Sometimes all we need is a second chance to make a difference.

Check out our P.A.W.S. video on YouTube!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Inmates Giving Back

One of the reasons people come to prison is because they are selfish. They have made choices and only thought about themselves. 96% of these individuals are going to get out of prison. It is great to see the inmates make better decisions and realize how selfish their actions have been.

NMCD inmates at different facilities throughout the state have shown their unselfishness by donating money to children who have a parent behind bars. In total they have donated $5,000 towards scholarships for New Mexico Incarcerated children.

This money will provide educational opportunities to these children. This also shows how the inmates are giving back to the community. They want to make a change and make a difference.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PPO Week

Last week Probation and Parole offices around the country celebrated PPO week. it is a time where there hard work and dedication can be celebrated.

Probation and Parole Officers' are on the front lines holding offenders accountable and providing protection to their communities. They supervise offenders returning to the community many times they are put in dangerous situations. They rarely get the recognition that they deserve.

Our staff is so amazing and of course they don't do their job for the recognition. They do it because they want to make a difference, change offenders lives, and protect their communities. We are proud of all that they do.

It is great to take a week to celebrate them and all of their contributions.