A Promising Opportunity for 60 New Mexico Prisoners

By
Real Estate Agent 16784

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.

Click this Link to see the Story

 

Posted by

albuquerque real estate

Here are my Facebook Fan Pages. I would appreciate it if you would visit and like them.

Beautiful Bernalillo CountyLivingAlbuquerque, and Lloyd & Associates Real Estate.

C. Lloyd McKenzie, MBA

NM Real Estate Broker

Phone: (505)750-8552
Email:Lloyd@LivingAlbuquerque.com

Areas Served: Albuquerque Metro/ Algodones/ Bernalillo/ Cedar Crest/ Corrales/ Edgewood/ Los Lunas/ Los Ranchos de Albuquerque/ Placitas/ Rio Rancho/ Sandia Park/ Tijeras

close

Re-Blogged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Dan Edward Phillips 07/18/2011 10:07 AM
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
New Mexico Valencia County Los Lunas
Groups:
Localism Beta
Tags:
a promising opportunity for 60 new mexico prisoners

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
145,746
Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL
SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com - Bradenton, FL
QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise

I have no problem putting prisoners to productive work. It serves them, and society, both!

Jul 17, 2011 06:25 PM #1
Rainer
247,691
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

This can be a great opportunity for job training for NON-Violent offenders.  We never seem to hear about the positive programs that are going on out there.   Negative stories are much more important to the media.

Jul 17, 2011 06:33 PM #2
Rainmaker
1,925,937
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi c. Lloyd,  great opportunity for those prisoners and a job well done and we are most thankful for their efforts.

Jul 17, 2011 06:36 PM #3
Rainmaker
1,017,185
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Very interesting and useful.  If they are successful we could have a whole new group of firefighters.

Jul 17, 2011 06:45 PM #4
Rainmaker
508,942
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Gentlemen.  Thank you very much for your comments.  

Jul 17, 2011 08:30 PM #5
Rainmaker
841,108
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

That is a good program. They are going to feel good about life...

Jul 17, 2011 11:53 PM #6
Rainmaker
2,050,768
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

C. Lloyd,

Any time you can take a prison inmate and train them with a skill I believe its a good program. Most of these folks get out of prison with no skill set to get a job. While fighting wildfires maybe temporary these folks could apply to be firefighters in some city or town,. I think it is an excellent program.. Thanks for the blog..

Jul 18, 2011 07:34 AM #7
Rainmaker
776,688
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning C Lloyd, this will be an excellent program for New Mexico.  We have a similar program here in California that is run by the staff at the 'High Desert Prison' in Susanville.  The firefighters are excellent and serve their communities well. 

Jul 19, 2011 12:29 AM #8
Rainmaker
508,942
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them very much.  In the future, I will endeavor to respond to them in a more timely fashion. 

 

Nov 03, 2012 10:47 AM #9
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
508,942

C. Lloyd McKenzie

Living Albuquerque
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information