• In this April 12, 2016 photo, Jennifer Dumas answers questions during an interview while holding her daughter, Codylynn, in a playroom at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Bedford Hills has one of only eight working prison nurseries where women live with their babies, out of more than 100 women's prisons around the country. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children’s books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.

  • New Mexico awards prison health care contract to Centurion

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Corrections says it has awarded a $41 million contract for state prison inmates’ medical care to Centurion LLC.

  • Ex-Albuquerque halfway house guard pleads guilty to abuse

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former employee at an Albuquerque halfway house for women has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing six inmates under his custodial authority.

  • Inmates face new charges after disturbance at county jail

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say over a dozen Bernalillo County jail inmates face new charges following a disturbance during which prisoners assaulted a correctional officer and tried to take over part of the facility.

  • State hires new health care provider for prisons

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The company that provides health care services to the New Mexico Corrections Department says its contract with the state is not being renewed.