Monday, July 25, 2016

National Probation/Parole Officer Week


Last week Probation and Parole Officers across the country were recognized for the hard work they put in every single day. They are on the frontlines and they handle heavy caseloads. Currently our PPO's have an average caseload of 110 per officer.
They do important work that too often goes unrecognized. They contribute to the safety of our cities and towns by supervising offenders returning to our communities. 96% of the inmates in our custody will be returning to our communities.

PPO's are a positive force of change in their communities. They help offenders become productive law abiding citizen through treatment, education and employment.

Thank you to all of our Probation/Parole Officers for making a difference!



 
 

 




Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Transport Vans

The New Mexico Corrections Department recently invested in several new state of the art prisoner transport vans.


The Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas is home to the state's Reception and Diagnostic Center. Because this where RDC is located, CNMCF transports inmates daily. They see dozens of transports every week as inmates are driven to more permanent living arrangements around the state.


Warden Ken Smith took some time to show us the vans and point out their safety features. They are equipped with cameras, cages, and an intercom system.


All of these features in the new vehicles help contribute to NMCD's commitment to the safety and well-being of the people of New Mexico by ensuring the secure transportation of the inmates entrusted to our care.