Commissioners approve plan to help MDC inmates after they’re released

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Commissioners have approved a plan to steer inmates in the right direction when they’re released from jail.

The Re-entry Resource Center will be located downtown and will help Metropolitan Detention Center inmates develop a transition plan back into the community to avoid the problems that landed them behind bars in the first place, like drugs and homelessness.

The first year of operation will cost $1.3 million and $1 million annually after that. The money will come from the county’s Behavioral Health Tax Fund.

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