A Promising Opportunity for 60 New Mexico Prisoners
This story has probably not received a lot of Press, but it was reported by KOB TV, my source of News and other Information and I think it warrants another look. As I have blogged about the wildfires in New Mexico in the recent past, there was something very creative taking place behind the walls of the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas, New Mexico...it is called the Inmate Work Camp Program..
Essentially, the Inmate Work Camp Program provides a new career opportunity to non-violent prisoners to become firefighters. So in the recent fires, some of the personnel on the frontline fighting the various fires were actually prisoners. As was reported, there are currently 60 prisoners who have been trained to be firefighters. And there is a waiting list. Here is the story as reported on KOB TV.