ACLU http://kunm.org en Solitary Confinement in New Mexico: Part I http://kunm.org/post/solitary-confinement-new-mexico-part-i <p>The hole. That’s what they call it on television. It’s the mind-shattering pit fictional prisoners will do anything to avoid.</p><p>In real life, human rights advocates say New Mexico needs to cut back on using solitary confinement as a punishment method—especially for people coping with mental illnesses. Prison officials agree that it should be used less often, though most take issue with the way it’s portrayed in prison dramas.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:24:36 +0000 Marisa Demarco 44382 at http://kunm.org Solitary Confinement in New Mexico: Part I A Cancer Patient's Take on Aid in Dying http://kunm.org/post/cancer-patients-take-aid-dying <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">Aja Riggs is on the road, visiting family and friends, and taking in some of the most beautiful natural places in the United States. She particularly loves what she calls "freaky natural things," like boiling mud coming out of the ground in Yellowstone and the organ pipe cacti near the Mexico border in Arizona.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px;">"I'm kind of part-jokingly calling my travels my 'No Regrets Remission Tour,' " she laughs.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:45:46 +0000 Marisa Demarco 40718 at http://kunm.org A Cancer Patient's Take on Aid in Dying Judge Rules Physician Aid in Dying is Legal http://kunm.org/post/judge-rules-physician-aid-dying-legal <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">A District Court judge </span><a href="https://newmexico.tylerhost.net/ServeDocument.ashx?SID=0730da82-c2ce-4331-9d34-98fe74190124&amp;RID=001664dd-e045-4d6c-b5ce-1294189b0a7a" style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">ruled today</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;"> that it's legal for doctors in New Mexico to prescribe medication so patients with terminal illnesses can end their own lives.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:56:01 +0000 Marisa Demarco 40039 at http://kunm.org Judge Rules Physician Aid in Dying is Legal