Thursday, September 3, 2015

Carpentry

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

DOGust

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.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Giving back to the Community

Last Friday the New Mexico Corrections Department partnered with the Santa Fe Police Department to give inmates a chance to give back to the community. Low level inmates were sent to the station to landscape their grounds.
 
We were able to speak to Chief Eric Garcia and Inmate Hadeem Bland. They both stressed the importance of an inmate work crew such as this one.
 
This gives inmates an opportunity to go out there and gain skills that they can use in the future. It also gives them an opportunity to give back.
 
 
 Check out the video below!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SNMCF Level II Bicycle Restoration Program

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility’s Bicycle Restoration Program restores bikes to give to people in need of them. This program not only gives inmate skills; it also provides them a way to give back to the community.

 In total 40 bikes have been completed. Of those, 20 have been given to local low-income families or individuals.

 Recently Offender Mary Gutierrez' bike was stolen off of her porch. It was her sole method of transportation to work. Her PPO Tyler Kruger showed his CRED by reaching out to Warden James Mulheron and Deputy Warden Joe Lytle at SNMCF asking for their help. SNMCF generously donated a bike from their bike restoration program to Ms. Gutierrez. 







Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PREA

Not only it is the goal of NMCD to provide programming and opportunities for inmates, it is also NMCD's job to keep the inmates we have in custody safe.  We are committed to ensuring safe prisons. Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility has demonstrated this by successfully passing their PREA Audit.

PREA is the Prison Rape Elimination Act.  it is an act put into place to protect individuals from prison rape.

Seven out of eleven of our prisons are PREA compliant. We strive to not only meet these standards but exceed them.