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February 2, 2018 – In New Mexico, many prison inmates remain incarcerated despite being eligible for parole because they are waiting for a bed in a residential treatment program or halfway house. Inmates may also be held past their eligible parole date due to incomplete paperwork and administrative backlogs. For some, this “in-house parole” may last their entire parole term. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel discuss the problem and debate possible solutions.

Associated Press Article by Mary Hudetz – New Mexico holds hundreds of people in prison past their release date

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

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