NM Senate passes bill on corrections sales

Updated: 02/14/2014 11:33 AM | Created: 02/14/2014 11:29 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) - The New Mexico Senate has passed a proposal to allow inmates in state prisons to sell more advanced woodwork and furniture.
The Senate voted to approve the measure Thursday that would allow the state Department of Corrections to sell the inmate-made products.
Corrections spokeswoman Alex Tomlin says the proposal would give inmates the chance to sell items like beds and chairs up to $300 to other state agencies.
Tomlin says the inmates would make the items themselves and learn new job skills.
The proposal now moves to the House.

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