New Mexico Ranked Worst in the Nation for Child Poverty

Justina Grant and Cayla Montoya-Manzo / NM News Port   Child poverty affects New Mexico more than any other state. While the share of children living in poverty in the U.S. decreased one percent from 2015 to 2016, New Mexico experienced a one percent increase from 2016 to 2017, putting the state’s child poverty at…

New Mexico experiences rising incarceration rates among females

by Justina Grant & Cayla Montoya-Manzo / NM NewsPort   As news breaks of New Mexico prisons nearing capacity, data show a strikingly high rate of growth in female incarceration rates. The New Mexico Sentencing Commission presented its 2017 Prison Population Forecast to the Legislative Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee in early September. The commission’s report reveals that…

Snapchat video prompts internal UNMPD investigation

by Justina Grant / NM Newsport An internal investigation is still underway at the UNM Police Department after a controversial video was uploaded to Snapchat on Aug. 25 showing a UNM Police officer punch a woman while he and another officer take her into custody.