All services for offenders on supervision will remain in place

SANTA FE– As part of the collaborative state response to the COVID-19 virus, the New Mexico Corrections Department Probation and Parole Division is making temporary changes.

Effective immediately, field calls are being suspended for certain populations. Office visits will remain the same, however PPD is reviewing cases of individuals that are considered to be part of the vulnerable population and discussing alternative reporting methods and schedules.

These decisions are being made in a shared effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 to the staff and individuals under supervision.

The Center for Disease Control reports that the virus is spread mainly from person-to-person when an infected person coughs or sneezes, producing respiratory droplets that can reach others who are within about 6 feet. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has postponed large events at state-owned venues and declared a public health emergency.

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Contact: Eric Harrison
Public Information Officer, Corrections Department
Eric.harrison@state.nm.us
505-827-8675