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
(505) 257-8470

Robert Madrid, Deputy Education Administrator/Special Education Coordinator
(505) 629-3389

Rick Grant, Academic Testing Administrator
(505) 795-3556


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

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility

Robert Madrid, CNMCF
Institutional Programs Managers

PO Drawer 1328
Los Lunas, NM 87031.1328

Phone: (505) 383-3590
Fax: (505) 383-3381


Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

Angela Hinojosa, GCCF
Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Phone: (575) 472-1001 Ext: 132
Fax: (575) 472-1068


Lea County Correctional Facility

Monique Morales , LCCF
Institutional Programs Managers

6900 West Millen
Hobbs, NM 88244

Phone: (575) 392-4055 Ext: 187
Fax: (575) 392-0006


Northeastern NM Correctional Facility

Daniel Arevalo, NENMCF
Institutional Programs Managers

P.O. Box 626
Clayton, NM 88415

Phone: (575)-374-4005 Ext: 21062
Fax: (575)-374-4010


Otero County Prision Facility

Hector Montes, OCPF
Institutional Programs Managers

10 McGregor Range Rd
Chaparral, NM 88021

Phone: (575) 824-4884 Ext: 119
Fax: (575) 824-3158


Penitentiary of New Mexico

Vacant, PNM
Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 1059
Santa Fe, NM 87502

North Unit: (505) 827-8374
South Unit: (505) 827-8338
Fax: (505) 827-8221

Roswell Correctional Center

Lana Maes, RCC
Institutional Programs Managers

578 Chickasaw Rd.
Hagerman, NM 88232

Phone: (575) 625-3100
Fax: (575) 625-3172


Springer Correctional Facility

Ashley Bass, SCC
Supervisor of Education

201 Highway 468
P.O. Box 10,
Springer, NM 87747

Phone: (575) 483-3145


Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Sergio Camargo , SNMCF
Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

Phone: (575) 523-3398
Fax: (505) 287-7015


Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

Darlene Hayes , WNMCF
Institutional Programs Managers

PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

Phone: (505) 876-8207
Fax: (505) 287-7015