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June 29, 2018 – Two private prisons in New Mexico that have made significant profits from detaining immigrants have also contributed to the campaigns of some of the state’s elected officials. After a New Mexico In Depth article printed the names of donation recipients, some of them said they would make donations of the same amount to charitable organizations. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel debate the ethics of that move. They also examine the multi-million dollar business, in often deplorable conditions, of immigrant detention.

Line Panelists:

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican

Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter

Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM