Education Programs

Adult Basic Education/General Education Diploma

Basic academic skills instruction and preparation for GED testing including career/technical, college readiness, Special Education, and adult literacy is available at all state correctional facilities.

Instructional delivery methods are as follows:

  • Classroom
  • One-to-one
  • Small group
  • Community volunteer tutoring
  • Peer tutoring
  • Computer-aided instruction
  • Cell-to-cell instruction and
  • E-TV (educational television)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Programs and courses assisting offenders in recognizing destructive behavior patterns and developing positive, pro-social thinking habits in all areas of their lives are available at varying state correctional facilities.

Courses are as follows:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)®
  • Moral Reconation Therapy Domestic Violence (MRT-DV)®
  • Charting A New Course, and
  • Breaking Barriers
Post-Secondary Education (College)

Courses are offered through accredited colleges leading to Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificates. College courses vary by facility and are provided in partnership with Eastern New Mexico University Roswell (ENMU-R), Luna Community College (LCC) and Mesalands Community College (MCC) available at varying state correctional facilities. Students may also pursue college education under their own funding through an accredited post-secondary institution.

Students complete courses through the following processes:

  • Mailed correspondence
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Closed-server, and
  • Distance learning
Family Reunification

Programs and courses that focus on family reunification including family literacy and skills. Residents learn parenting skills by reading to their children on audio or video tape, and meet family obligations during incarceration are available at varying state correctional facilities.

Courses offered include the following:

  • Inside Out Dad
  • Fathers As Readers, and
  • P.S. I Love You

The Making the Right Turn to Reentry, pre-release guide is provided to prepare inmates, who are within six (6) months of release, with processes to assist their reintegration back to their communities.

This 14-20 hour instructor-led program provides an overview of the following topics

  • Identification
  • Life Skills
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Living Under Supervision
  • Family
  • Health
  • Money Management, and
  • Employment

Contact us

Kris Degenhardt,  Education Administrator


Robert Madrid, Deputy Education Administrator/Special Education Coordinator


Bob Robinson, Reentry Programs Administrator



Central Office, B Building

PO BOX 27116
4337 NM 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Supervisors of Education

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility

Michael Walsh , CNMCF

Institutional Programs Managers

PO Drawer 1328
Los Lunas, NM 87031.1328

505.383.3381 FAX 


Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

Angela Hinojosa, GCCF

Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

575.472.1001 Ext: 132
575.472.1068 FAX


Lea County Correctional Facility

Monique Morales , LCCF

Institutional Programs Managers

6900 West Millen
Hobbs, NM 88244

575.392.4055 Ext: 187
575.392.0006 FAX 


Northeastern NM Correctional Facility

Daniel Arevalo, NENMCF

Institutional Programs Managers

P.O. Box 626
Clayton, NM 88415

575.374.4005 Ext: 21062
575.374.4010 FAX 


Otero County Prision Facility

Hector Montes, OCPF

Institutional Programs Managers

10 McGregor Range Rd
Chaparral, NM 88021

575.824.4884 Ext: 119
575-824-3158 FAX


Penitentiary of New Mexico

Daniel Arevalo, PNM

Institutional Programs Managers

  PO Box 1059
Santa Fe, NM 87502

505.827.8374 North Unit – 505.827.8338 South Unit
                      505.827.8221 FAX                  


Roswell Correctional Center

Vacant, RCC

Institutional Programs Managers

578 Chickasaw Rd.
Hagerman, NM 88232

575.625.3172 FAX


Springer Correctional Facility

Ashley Bass, SCC

Institutional Programs Managers

P.O. Box 10, Area 1
Springer, NM 87747

575.483.3139 FAX


Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

John Dias , WNMCF

Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

505.287.7015 FAX