KUNM Call In Show 3/9 8a: Violent crimes have stolen headlines over the last year, while property crimes remain a persistently unpleasant part of life all over New Mexico. Lawmakers in Santa Fe are debating how to reduce crime—but with little money available to do it. Which ideas could reduce crime and save money? Which sound good but cost a lot and have no guarantee? And which proposals have more to do with politics than anything else?
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- Steven Robert Allen, Director of Public Policy at ACLU-NM
- Jeff Proctor of New Mexico in Depth
- District Attorney Rick Tedrow
- Lisa Weisenfeld, policy coordinator at the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Despite fiscal crisis, several crime bills raised anew in NM legislature—Albuquerque Journal
- Fed up with tough talk, civic groups to grade crime bills—Associated Press
- Throwing Away the Key: New Mexico's '30-year-lifers' denied a fair shot at parole—Santa Fe Reporter
- Bills would limit solitary confinement, require reporting in NM—New Mexico in Depth
- A year in solitary: ‘I didn’t want to lose it’—New Mexico in Depth
- ‘Constitutional crisis’ could dominate criminal justice debate—New Mexico in Depth
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