Bad Bill ending contractor-operated prisons enters committee today

The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee will discuss one of the worst bills proposed this legislative session, *HB 40, in a meeting today, Thursday the 28th. The meeting starts at 1:30 P.M.

The bill would ban the use of contractor-operated prisons in New Mexico. Studies have shown that these prisons are less expensive for the state and can produce much better outcomes for both inmates and communities than public prisons.

You can watch the committee meeting webcast here, or join the Zoom meeting here.

The Rio Grande Foundation submitted testimony in opposition to *HB 40.