Bill would reduce good time for some NM inmates

February 1, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico inmates behind bars for certain drunken driving and child abuse convictions would have to spend more time in prison under a new legislative proposal.

Rep. Zachary Cook, R-Ruidoso, has introduced a bill to slash good-time credits for inmates convicted of vehicular homicide involving driving while intoxicated and charges of child abuse resulting in death or great bodily harm, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported ( ) Friday.

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