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Program puts inmates to work

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By Dan Boyd
The Albuquerque Journal
SANTA FE —  Don’t be alarmed at the sight of orange jumpsuits outside the state Capitol. It’s just your tax dollars at work.
For roughly a month, a New Mexico agency has been paying “low-risk” inmates from the Penitentiary of New Mexico, south of Santa Fe, a dollar an hour to move furniture, paint, help with landscaping and do other tasks at state government buildings around the capital city.


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