Education Programs

Adult Education / High School Diploma Pathway
Adult literacy instruction and preparation for developing core academic skills to meet personal, educational, and career oriented goals. Programs range from High School Equivalency/Diploma, Career Technical Education, Integrated Education and Training, College Readiness, Special Education, and Reentry Services..

Instructional delivery methods are as follows:

  • Classroom instruction
  • One-to-one peer tutoring
  • Small group
  • Community volunteer tutoring
  • Computer-aided instruction
  • Cell-to-cell instruction and
  • ETV (Educational television)
Career Technical Education (Vocational) / Integrated Education and Training / Cognitive

Career Technical Education (CTE) and Integrated Education and Training (IET) provides students with the necessary academic knowledge and training to prepare them for technical, skilled, and service careers.

Courses are as follows:

  • Commercial Driver’s License Program – CDL
  • Heavy Equipment Operator – HEO
  • Welding
  • Automotive
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning – HVAC
  • C-TECH
  • Introduction to computer training
  • Coding
  • Building Trades
Cognitive Programs

Cognitive 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
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning – HVAC
  • Roots of Success
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:

  • Ashland University
  • Dona Ana Community College (DACC)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R)
  • New Mexico State University-Grants (NMSU-G))
  • Mesalands Community College (MCC)
  • University of the Southwest (USW)

Students may also pursue college education under independent study through an accredited post-secondary institution.

Students complete courses through the following processes:

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

Programs and courses that focus on building relationships, communication, conflict resolution and family literacy skills, among others. These programs are available at varying state and private correctional facilities.

Courses offered include the following:

  • Inside Out Dad
  • Malachi Dads
  • Moral Reconation Therapy – Parenting
  • Women in Leadership – PB&J Parenting
  • Moms from the Inside
  • Wings for Life
  • Mommy and Me – self-help group

The reentry courses are provided to prepare inmates, who are within six (6) months of release, with processes to assist their reintegration back to their communities. Programs are available at varying state and private correctional facilities.
Reentry programs provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Identification
  • Academic/Career/Life Skills
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Living Under Supervision
  • Family
  • Health
  • Financial Literacy
  • Employment
  • Hard/Soft Skills

Contact us

Kris Degenhardt,  Education Administrator


Robert Madrid, Deputy Education Administrator/Special Education Coordinator


Rick Grant, Academic Testing Administrator


Location Information 


Central Office, B Building
PO BOX 27116
4337 NM 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Supervisors of Education

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility

Robert Madrid, 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

Vacant, 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

Lana Maes, 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


Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Sergio Camargo , SNMCF

Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

(505)-287-7015 FAX

Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

Darlene Hayes , WNMCF

Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

(505) 876-8207
(505)-287-7015 FAX