Private profit driven prison contractors are inherently incentivized to maximize profits while minimizing costs. These contractors' primary duty is to their shareholders rather than to New Mexicans. New Mexico relies more heavily on private prisons than any other state in the US and ranks high on the number of people incarcerated per capita. It is time for this to change.

People Over Private Prisons-New Mexico (POPPNM) is a coalition working to pass legislation to ban private contractors from operating carceral facilities in New Mexico. The Private Detention Facilities Moratorium Act does just this.

Sponsors

Representatives Angelica Rubio and Karen Bash

Status

Introduced

Session

2021

Bill number

HB 40

Position

Support