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New Mexico in Focus

March 31, 2017 – The New Mexico Parole Board has released just 7 percent of prison inmates sentenced to 30 years to life for capital crimes. That’s an alarmingly low rate compared to other states, and it seems to buck a state law passed in 1980 that says inmates are entitled to a fair hearing…

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August 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it will end contracts with private prisons. What does that mean for New Mexico? Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about the prisons announcement and efforts to reform the bail process with this week’s Line opinion panelists. Line Panelists: Merritt Allen, Vox Optima…

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