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40 years later, the system is not all right

40 years post-NM prison riot, conditions still cause brutality and call for attention. NMCDLA’s past president, Matt Coyte, listened to the KANW and Albuquerque Journal panel of lawyers, corrections and journalists discussing the riot, its anniversary and current state of affairs and responded.
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Governor backs measures to get ‘tough on crime’

After decades of supporting the same failed policies, no evidence shows proposed “tough on crime” legislation will reduce crime in New Mexico. NMCDLA and partners with the NMSafe Coalition, including NMCDLA Vice President, Jennifer Burrill, encourage lawmakers to look at alternatives and follow the trends in other states.
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