Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Inmate Clubs

Inmate clubs are an important part of re-entry. They foster and promote good citizenship in prison and after release from prison.

An inmate club is an inmate organization that is supervised by staff and approved by the Warden. The inmate club must have a staff sponsor. This person can be any staff member. There can also be a community sponsor which is a non-staff sponsor of an inmate group.

Inmate clubs are an important way to promote family bonding, life skill development, moral development, and successful re-entry after release.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Looking to the Future

Today Secretary Gregg Marcantel was unanimously confirmed for a second term. This means four more years of heartfelt leadership. The corrections department is in good hands.
The department's goals continue to include reducing recidivism by 10%, gender specific programming, reducing segregation, education, and much more.

It is our mission to provide inmates with learning opportunities as well as make our neighborhoods safer."We commit to the safety and well-being of the people of New Mexico by doing the right thing, always."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Adopt a Dog!

Everyone needs a furry friend in their life. Why not adopt a dog from our P.A.W.S. program.

Sam is a beautiful Lab mix, male, 3 years 6 months old.

Adrina is a lovely Boxer mix, female, 2 years old.

Hazel is an adorable Boxer/Lab mix, Female, 2 years 10 months old.

All three of these lovely pups are looking for forever homes. A dog is a mans best friend, after all. For more information on adopting one of these lovable pets follow the link below. http://corrections.state.nm.us/apd/snmcf_paws.html

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.