|Women's prison opens in Albuquerque|
SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico DOC moved 91 inmates into the recently renovated Camino Nuevo Correctional Center in Albuquerque last Friday.
The move to the minimum-security facility is ideal for the Level I and Level II offenders as they were temporarily housed in the Regional Correctional Center in downtown Albuquerque.
Camino Nuevo was once used as a high-security juvenile detention center, run by the state Children Youth and Families Department.
Corrections Corporation of America will operate the 192-inmate facility that will provide women-centered rehabilitation programs, including:
-Parenting skills for incarcerated mothers
Warden Barbara Wagner has 37 years of experience in corrections - 20 of which was spent working with female inmates. Her last job was warden of the San Diego Correctional Center.