Tag Archives: prisons

The Line: Private Prisons In New Mexico

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
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Andy Lyman, reporter with NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com

The Line: MDC Video Shows Use Of Force On Inmate

August 19, 2016 – A video of an incident inside the Metropolitan Detention Center was released the the public after the Albuquerque Journal received it in a public records request – ‘Twist her wrist until she shuts up’ 

Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about the video and treatment of inmates in jails and prisons with this week’s Line opinion panelists.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360