Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

CHANGES TO THE STATES PAROLE SYSTEM COULD BE COMING

CLOVIS (KSMX) – New Mexico Lawmakers renewed their push yesterday to reform the states parole system, saying it’s plagued by costly flaws that have denied inmates a chance at successfully integrating back into society.

A legislative committee held a daylong hearing in Santa Fe that included testimony from corrections officials and attorneys from around New Mexico. The bill would require officials to provide a written explanation when deciding whether or not to release inmates, including those who become eligible for parole after spending 30 years in prison.

Although, district attorneys from across the state and Attorney General Hector Balderas expressed concerns about the bill in letters to the governor, urging her to issue a veto, the bill is expected to go before lawmakers in the next legislative session.

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