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NM changing rent money procedure for parolees

December 29, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Having enough rent money will no longer be a must for indigent parolees before they are released from prison under a change being made by New Mexico corrections officials.

Probation and Parole Director Jose Cordova told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/W50G1v) about the change after the newspaper inquired about the case of Kyle Burnett.

The Albuquerque man was kept in custody four months after his release date because he didn’t have enough money for the first month’s rent at a halfway house. He spent his days on an inmate crew working along highways and in forests to scrape together $400, all the while costing taxpayers more than $100 a day while in custody.

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