Friday, November 18, 2016

Suboxone


Drugs are a daily occurrence in prison. Our teams find them on visitors, in the mail and on the side of the road. They see many different types of drugs from heroin, cocaine, and marijuana one day to tobacco the next. They see them all. One drug that is seen frequently is Suboxone.  Most people outside of drug addiction recovery programs and prisons have not heard of Suboxone. Suboxone is a drug used as treatment for opiate addiction.  Although this is the purpose of it, these little orange strips also give off a high.

It has become coveted as contraband. Smugglers have tucked strips in cards and behind envelope seams and stamps. They are a big business in prison. The strips can be divided into many pieces and sold off for up to $20.
In 2015 1841.89 strips, 84 pills, 102 small hits and 2 loaded syringes w/ Suboxone were discovered by staff.


 
 
 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Acting Cabinet Secretary David Jablonski


We are happy to welcome David Jablonski as the Acting Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Corrections Department.

 

David Jablonski has over 20 years of both federal and state public safety experience.  Prior to being appointed Acting Secretary of Corrections by Governor Susana Martinez, David served as the Deputy Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department.  As Deputy Superintendent, David managed all of the regulatory entities in the state including Alcohol and Gaming, Securities, Financial Institutions, Boards/Commissions, Administrative Services and the Construction Industries Division.  Balancing public safety with the best business practices was a key component in safeguarding the best interests of the state of New Mexico.

 

David also served as a member of Governor Martinez’s Executive Office Staff, where he was responsible for overseeing multiple agencies related to public safety, law enforcement, and corrections.  This included the New Mexico Corrections Department and the Children, Youth, and Families Department.   

 

During his career with the Corrections Department, from 1997-2011, David served as a Probation/Parole Officer, District Supervisor, Training Instructor, Region Manager, Deputy Director and his last position held was Director of the Probation and Parole Division.  Throughout his career, David has been a part of several initiatives for the Corrections Department including the creation of the first specialized sex offender supervision units, expansion of the drug courts statewide, implementing statewide fugitive apprehension units, and strengthening the department’s criminal management system. 

 

 David Jablonski is also a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran, honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1991.  David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Halloween Operation


 On Halloween, New Mexico Department of Corrections Probation/Parole worked with local law enforcement agencies across the state to conduct random visits to the homes of registered sex offenders under supervision. Every year our Probation/Parole Officers make it a priority to be active around the state to ensure the offenders are in full compliance.

In Sandoval county 34 field calls were conducted and they resulted in one arrest made.

The Hobbs probation and parole office had 18 offenders report to the office at 2pm and they were released at 9 pm. During this time Hamburgers were grilled, staff and each offender donated $10 to purchase the food and drinks. There was an outdoor screen and sound system provided by Marty Martinez, Youth Director from First Christian Church. Mr. Martinez also spoke to the offenders and provided words of encouragement.

When there is a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies it is a step towards true public safety. These types of operations are crucial to keeping New Mexico safe. When people work together we can make a bigger difference in our communities.