Tuesday, March 3, 2015


The Prisoners and Animals Working toward Success program at Southern provides education for both inmates and dogs. The program allows the inmates to train the dogs in basic obedience classes for eight weeks.
The program teaches the inmates patience and compassion and how to become productive citizens.
For more information on the program and adopting one of the dogs here is a link http://corrections.state.nm.us/apd/snmcf_paws.html

Monday, March 2, 2015

Commissary Program

The commissary program provides inmates at the six state run correctional items such as toothpaste, ramen, potato chips, and many more items.

It also provides employment for 15 inmates. This provides them with valuable skills such as inventory, forecasting, stocking and shipping.

Inmates can become forklift certified which is another skill that can help them find jobs when they leave prison.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Class #318 Graduation

Congratulations to class #318 for sticking it out a rough and tough 8 weeks to make through the Training Academy.

All of you have demostrated Courage, Responsibility, Ethics and Dedication.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LCCF Graduates

Education is such an important aspect of reducing the recidivism rate. Below is an article that was in the Hobbs News-Sun in December. 12 inmates from LCCF received their associates degrees from New Mexico Junior College.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015



Behavioral Health and Transitional Living Services

RFP 50-770-15-04927


The New Mexico Corrections Department has issued an RFP for the following services:


Anger Management

Residential Treatment Dual Diagnosis

Gang Intervention Treatment

Gender Specific Transitional Living Centers

Life Skills Outpatient Program

Mental Health – Special Needs Outpatient Programs

Residential Treatment Sex Offender

Sex Offender Specific Halfway House

Sex Offender Outpatient

Residential Treatment Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Outpatient

Transitional Housing


The complete RFP can be found at http://www.cd.nm.gov.

Deadlines, Scope of Work, Contact Person, Qualifications, etc. are stated in the RFP at the above mentioned site.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Craftsman Trades Fair

We held our first Craftsman Trades Fair in October. It gave inmates the chance to sell their art to the public. With more than 400 people and  $17,369.3, it was a success. They sold paintings, jewelry, quilts and much more art.

In total there were 20 offenders present at the fair to sell work from each of the prisons.

The proceeds were split four ways a portion of that money went directly to victims, offender's children and into programming to help other offenders obtain transferable skills. The rest goes back to that offender to reinvest into their business. We are excited to hold another one in May.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Puppy Power

Wonderful things are happening at the New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility. One of the programs that we are really proud of is the puppy program.  You may be thinking Puppies and prison? They don't really go together. We think they work just as well as peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies.

Anytime pregnant dogs or litters of puppies find themselves abandoned, without a home NMWCF takes them in. The program allows inmates to take care of the puppies around the clock. They guide the moms through birth and take care of the pups. After they are old enough the puppies are taken to the Animal Humane of New Mexico and are adopted out.