In 2002, the New Mexico legislature repealed a mandatory sentence enhancement that required prosecutors to charge defendants with a prior drug conviction as habitual offenders. The sentence enhancement is now discretionary, allowing judges to determine whether it is appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Your State
You can do several things to work toward reforming your state’s sentencing laws – go to our get involved page to find out how.
Sentencing/Criminal Justice Reform Groups in this State: