Rep. Maestas and Sen. Mary Kay Papen introduced legislation aimed at reforming the use of solitary confinement in New Mexico detention facilities. We want to drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement in New Mexico jails and prisons. This bill starts with common sense reforms by banning the use of solitary confinement on vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant prisoners, and prisoners diagnosed with serious mental illnesses. This proposal will also require detention facilities file frequent reports on who is being placed in solitary confinement and why. 

Sponsors

Rep. Moe Maestas,Rep. Patricia A. Lundstrom

Status

Vetoed by governor

Session

2017

Bill number

HB 175

Position

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