06 April 2020 – Sentences reduced for low-risk prisoners and released

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Incarcerated
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: NM
Lead People/Agency: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Overview: Executive Order 2020-021 reduces the sentences of incarcerated individuals who meet a specific criteria. The order also instructs the Department of Corrections to release those individuals from its facilities.
Full details here: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EO_2020_021.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “This measure will serve to protect the health of those individuals, of staff and inmates at all state correctional facilities, and of all New Mexico.”