NEWS: Otero County inmates raise money for El Paso shooting victims
Otero County Prison Facility inmates arranged a run/walk to raise money for victims of the El Paso shooting last August, according to a news release.
More than 100 inmates at Management and Training Corporation, or MTC, Otero County Prison Facility, participated in the walk/run last September.
“It sounded like a really good way for us to do something to give back to the community. I think there can often be some misconceptions about us as inmates: that we don’t really care; that we don’t have compassion,” Otero County Prison Facility inmate Kevin Jaramillo said.
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OCPF Officer Castile said that the inmates did all the work on the walk/run. Castile’s first name has been redacted for security purposes.
“They just ran with it. They did the stopwatches, they did the timing. All I did was stand around and oversee them,” Castile said.
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About Otero County Prison Facility
Otero County Prison Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association—
achieving 100% compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory standards in
its most recent audit. Other accreditations and certifications include the Correctional
Education Association and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).