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NM inmates to refurnish wheelchairs as training

December 9, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s prison system is implementing a training program in which inmates will renovate wheelchairs that will be distributed internationally to disabled people by a Christian ministry group.

Gov. Susana Martinez and Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel outlined the program Monday with representatives from the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, which will supply used wheelchairs to be refurbished.

Prisons in other states, including Louisiana, have partnered with the group on its “Wheels for the World” program, which has distributed about Login to read more

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