Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inmates Fix Broken Wheelchairs

When you think you about projects that would reduce recidivism, you may be thinking about education or religious programs. Those are great, and are part of our wide ranging programs to help offenders earn the skills they need to succeed outside of prison.

But there is another program that we think will be just as, if not more effective; fixing wheelchairs. The New Mexico Corrections Department is now partnering with Joni and Friends, Wheels for the World. This public/private partnership will have gang members fixing broken wheelchairs that will then be sent to third world countries.

 We were blessed to have the Governor announce this new initiative recently. Take a look.
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