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DWI Recovery Court Seeks To Address Root Causes Of Addiction


November 24, 2017 – Drunk driving deaths have been a concern for many years in New Mexico. Could drug courts help address the root causes of addiction for individuals while also helping increase public safety? This week we revisit our closer look at how the DWI Recovery Court works in Albuquerque. Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with Judge Edward Benavidez and Daniel Blackwood, executive director of The Evolution Group.  The NMiF crew also paid a visit to the court to meet a parole officer, and a current participant who says that program saved his life and has allowed him to work on maintaining sobriety while also continuing to run his local business.

Further Reading:
KUNM: Treatment vs. Incarceration In New Mexico
National Center for DWI Courts

The Line: Private Prisons In New Mexico

NMiF: private prisons

September 8, 2017 – Journalist Jeff Proctor reported recently for New Mexico in Depth that New Mexico has the highest percentage of inmates in private prisons in the United States:

Analysis: NM still tops in nation for reliance on private prisons

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists debate issues around the use of private prisons this week.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Department
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP