State of New Mexico Archives: on Crime


Susana Martinez: Vetoed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors

HB 175: Isolated Confinement Act:

Analysis by N.M. Political Report: HB175 restricted certain types of solitary confinement in jails. The bill would have prohibited confining pregnant women, teenagers or inmates with severe behavioral health issues. One opponent says the veto means "taxpayers will continue to pay millions in settlements for over utilizing an outdated and inhumane jail management tool."

Veto Message: HB 175 oversimplifies isolated confinement in such a way so as to eliminate flexibility and endanger the lives of inmates and staff alike. It is possible that a serious youthful offender poses a threat to, or actually engages in a pattern of harmful behavior toward other inmates or staff--HB 175 would prevent the correctional facility from utilizing restricted housing for this inmate.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 38-22-10 on Mar/11/17; Passed Senate 29-3-10 on Mar/17/17; Vetoed by Gov. Martinez on Apr/6/17

Source: N.M. Political Report on New Mexico voting record HB 175 Mar 30, 2017

Joe Cervantes: Supported restricting use of solitary confinement on minors

HB 175: Isolated Confinement Act:

Analysis by N.M. Political Report: HB175 restricted certain types of solitary confinement in jails. The bill would have prohibited confining pregnant women, teenagers or inmates with severe behavioral health issues. One opponent says the veto means "taxpayers will continue to pay millions in settlements for over utilizing an outdated and inhumane jail management tool."

Veto Message: HB 175 oversimplifies isolated confinement in such a way so as to eliminate flexibility and endanger the lives of inmates and staff alike. It is possible that a serious youthful offender poses a threat to, or actually engages in a pattern of harmful behavior toward other inmates or staff--HB 175 would prevent the correctional facility from utilizing restricted housing for this inmate.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 38-22-10 on Mar/11/17; Passed Senate 29-3-10 on Mar/17/17; State Sen. Joe Cervantes voted YES; Vetoed on Apr/6/17

Source: N.M. Political Report on New Mexico voting record HB 175 Mar 17, 2017

Yvette Herrell: Opposed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors

HB 175: Isolated Confinement Act:

Analysis by N.M. Political Report: HB175 restricted certain types of solitary confinement in jails. The bill would have prohibited confining pregnant women, teenagers or inmates with severe behavioral health issues. One opponent says the veto means "taxpayers will continue to pay millions in settlements for over utilizing an outdated and inhumane jail management tool."

Veto Message: HB 175 oversimplifies isolated confinement in such a way so as to eliminate flexibility and endanger the lives of inmates and staff alike. It is possible that a serious youthful offender poses a threat to, or actually engages in a pattern of harmful behavior toward other inmates or staff--HB 175 would prevent the correctional facility from utilizing restricted housing for this inmate.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 38-22-10 on Mar/11/17; State Rep. Yvette Herrell voted NO; Passed Senate 29-3-10 on Mar/17/17; Vetoed on Apr/6/17

Source: N.M. Political Report on New Mexico voting record HB 175 Mar 11, 2017

David Clements: Support 4th amendment: freedom from unreasonable searches

With the threat of rising crime due to our crashing economy, it's more important than ever that our representatives be 100% committed to defending our right to keep and bear arms.

We need to send people to Washington who not only understand the 2nd amendment, but the entire Bill of Rights.

Gun rights advocates need to know that the 2nd amendment is only as good as the fourth amendment. If we are not free from unreasonable and warrantless searches, no one's guns are safe. The 2nd amendment is very clear when it says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, ClementsForNM.com Feb 18, 2014

Joe Carraro: Supports the death penalty

Source: 2004 N.M. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2004

Joe Carraro: No parole for repeat violent offenders; plus more prisons

Source: 2004 N.M. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2004

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