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Does the state of New Mexico grant compassionate temporary release to prisoners who wish to attend the funeral of a parent?
According to an employee at the Dona Ana detention center they will grant an inmate the right to a viewing alone. However given that there's a process by which an inmate can be granted the right to attend a parent's funeral if he/she is a federal prisoner it seems logical that such a process exists on the state level
To be sure, there is no way to appeal to the Federal Bureau of Prisons in this case?
The prisoner was arrested just 2 weeks ago for failing to meet with his parole officer as well as for possession of heroin. He was originally in jail for possession of marijuana. He hasn't been charged of any violent crimes. Considering this, in your opinion what is the likelihood that temporary release would be considered (given that it's even a possibility)?
Thank you very much for your advice I will contact the prison