Criminal Justice Policy in New Mexico: Keys to Controlling Costs and Protecting Public Safety

With New Mexico facing massive deficits, all options for cost savings must be on the table. Building on some of the ideas of Governor Richardson’s prison reform task force, Marc Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation and an adjunct scholar with the Rio Grande Foundation, has created a list of reforms that would improve New Mexico’s criminal justice system, cut costs, and allow for the return of low-level, non-violent criminals to the work force so they can become tax paying, productive members of society rather than burdens on the system.

The full study is available here.