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The Line: Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Prisons

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March 1, 2019 –A recent study finds the rate of prisoners held in solitary confinement in New Mexico is more than double the 4 percent that state officials claim. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the use of solitary confinement, a practice the United Nations has declared is a form of torture and the ACLU says results in psychological distress.

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

UNM study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates – by Chris Ramirez, KOB 4

New Mexico study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates – by Mary Hudetz, Associated Press

The Line: Local Response To Hate Groups

NMiF: The Line panel - response to violence

August 17, 2017 – Albuquerque and Santa Fe were among the cities holding rallies this week in protest against racism and hatred, in light of the violence that erupted recently in Charlottesville, Virginia. How does one fight hatred? Should those who add to hate-speech be held accountable? After an incendiary post by Doña Ana county’s GOP chairman caused a stir, he resigned.  But in defense of free speech, the ACLU defends the rights of white supremacist groups to protest. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists discuss the many implications of this story.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management