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Jan 25, 2009 Scientology base denied by officials — Albuquerque Journal More: abqjournal.com, forums.whyweprotest.net
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Journal Staff Writer
The Second Chance drug rehab program was pitched to lawmakers and the judiciary as the missing link in a broken system that recycled non-violent drug offenders between jails, prisons and the streets.
The past year, it has struggled through money problems and accusations that it is housing ineligible inmates. On Saturday, faced with a city-delivered Jan. 31 deadline to vacate, Second Chance officials moved the last of its inmates out. But throughout the ...
May 1, 2008 Scientology and the state: Narconon’s influence in the prison system
Abstract: Scientology has never been a stranger to controversy and now an alternative prison rehabilitation center based on Scientology drug treatment stirs concern with medical experts. The Second Chance Center is a small facility outside Albuquerque, N.M., which uses the Scientology-based drug treatment program called Narconon. It is the first prison-based rehabilitation center in America that was designed specifically to foster the Narconon system, and its founders hope that it will be the model for more centers around the country. The ...
Mar 28, 2007 Taking Chances — Santa Fe Reporter
David Alire Garcia
Santa Fe Reporter
***image2*** A new drug treatment center uses saunas, vitamins and, some say, Scientology to rehab inmates. Now they have state money to do it.
Julio, a 30-year-old Clovis native with big brown eyes and close-cropped hair, used to be a paint sniffer. These days he sees himself differently. "You don't enter rehab because you're healthy and stable," he says. "And the last six months haven't been easy." Julio has spent the last six months at the Second Chance Center, a new ...
Jan 22, 2007 Scientology Treatment Program for Prisoners Funded by Feds — Boston University School of Public Health
Boston University School of Public Health
Federal tax dollars are helping to pay for a controversial addiction-treatment program for prisoners in New Mexico based on Scientology precepts, the Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 19.
The Second Chance program is billed as an alternative treatment program for nonviolent offenders and uses the principals of Scientology – such as using saunas, diet, massage and vitamins to purge the body of toxins – to fight addiction. In New Mexico, 24 of the state's 84 district judges have referred a total ...
Jan 19, 2007 Program for prisoners draws fire over Scientology — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette More: scientology-lies.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Last November, in a cedar sauna cranked up to 160 degrees, a crowd of sweaty men read books and chatted amid mariachi music. They emerged to nibble from a tray of raw vegetables or take shots of olive oil.
This is not a spa. This is Second Chance, one of the country's most unusual alternatives to the nation's prison systems. Founded by a Scientologist and former real-estate developer – and funded partly by federal tax dollars – Second ...
Feb 18, 2003 Quest for Scientology-based drug program dies — KRNV
Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle says she's ending efforts to have women prisoners enter a drug rehabilitation program devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Reno Republican said introducing a bill to try the program in Nevada would be useless because of Democratic opposition. Democrats hold 23 of the 42 seats in the Assembly. Angle says she'll cancel a March first trip by legislators to an Ensenada, Mexico, prison to look at the Second Chance Program. Randall Suggs, an Arizona businessman ...
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