NM releases 'rape prevention' video for inmates

NM releases 'rape prevention' video for inmates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico officials have released a new video aimed at helping prisoners avoid rape and sexual assaults.

The New Mexico Corrections Department recently announced that all incoming inmates will be required to watch a new video on ways they can avoid sexual assaults while incarcerated. The video, which will also be required viewing for current inmates, gives tips on preventing rape, including staying away from gambling and avoid flirting with guards.

Cristina Rodda, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Corrections Department, said the new video comes in preparation for new federal guidelines for state prisons in preventing rape.

The Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque is the first county detention facility to adopt the new program.

There are around 6,600 inmates in New Mexico prisons.