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Dec 29, 2009
Rick Pendery, ethical Scientologist
Mar 20, 2009
Records: Second Chance owes $672K: city, state, IRS among unpaid — Albuquerque Journal
More: forums.whyweprotest.net
Type: Press
Source: Albuquerque Journal
When Second Chance officials hastily vacated the old West Side jail in January, they left more than an empty building and a lot of unanswered questions, according to city and county court filings. Second Chance owes more than $600,000 in tax liens, according to records in the Bernalillo County Assessor's Office. About $400,000 is due to the IRS, and more than $200,000 to the state. Second Chance also owes the city of Albuquerque more than $17,000 in unpaid utility bills and ...
Feb 4, 2009
ABQ officials tour former rehab facility — KOB (New Mexico)
More: youtube.com
Type: TV
Author(s): Jeff Maher
Source: KOB (New Mexico)
For the first time, Albuquerque city officials got an inside look at a controversial drug rehab facility that was recently shut down. The Second Chance Rehab Center was based at the old city jail on the Mesa until the city ordered them to move out in December because of violations of a lease agreement. On Monday, city crews did a damage inspection on the place. No major damage was found, but city officials say some equipment in the kitchen is missing. ...
Jan 25, 2009
Scientology base denied by officials — Albuquerque Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
Copyright © 2009 Albuquerque Journal 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 ...
Jan 25, 2009
Second Chance removes last inmates from old jail building — Albuquerque Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
Copyright © 2009 Albuquerque Journal Journal Staff Writer Second Chance officials pulled the last of their inmates out of the old West Side jail building Saturday, marking an abrupt end to the drug rehab program's controversial two-plus years there. Fewer than 20 inmates had remained as of the end of the week. The remaining inmates were taken back to the jurisdictions from which they had been sentenced, including Grant and Sierra counties. Even after a Journal photographer had taken pictures of ...
Jan 10, 2009
Judges differ on Second Chance — Albuquerque Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
By Jeff Proctor Journal Staff Writer As controversy has swirled around the Second Chance secure drug rehabilitation center over the types of inmates it is allowed to house, the center's officials have maintained that the decision has always been up to individual judges. But it appears at least some of the judges who have sentenced people to Second Chance were told different things about what sort of inmates the program was geared toward. Second Chance President Joy Westrum has refused interview ...
Jan 3, 2009
Inmates pulled from Second Chance — Albuquerque Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
By Jeff Proctor Journal Staff Writer During the past week, county officials from around the state have been removing their inmates from the controversial Second Chance Center, which the city of Albuquerque plans to kick out of the old West Side jail building at the end of the month. It is unclear how many inmates have been moved out of the center, which city officials have ordered out of the old jail by Jan. 31. The center has violated its lease ...
Jan 1, 2009
Rehab center tries to garner support / Letters sent to state legislators — Albuquerque Journal
Type: Press
Source: Albuquerque Journal
Joy Westrum, president of the soon-to-be evicted Second Chance rehabilitation program, is trying to drum up legislative support to save her program. On Wednesday, Westrum sent out an e-mail to several state senators and representatives asking them to "encourage the mayor and the city of Albuquerque to do everything possible to resolve any legitimate concerns regarding the lease with Second Chance" for the old West Side jail building. It is unclear which or how many legislators received the e-mail. Westrum said ...
Dec 27, 2008
Mayor evicts Second Chance: Center violated its lease, city says — Albuquerque Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan McKay, Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
Mayor Martin Chavez on Friday sent a notice to the Second Chance rehabilitation program, ordering it out of the old West Side jail by Jan. 31. The city contends that Second Chance violated its lease agreement by housing violent offenders and making unauthorized changes to the building. C h ave z said he was particularly c onc er ne d that Second Ch a nc e, i n h is v iew, had recently moved some of its residents to "avoid ...
Dec 26, 2008
City pulls plug on Second Chance — KRQE
Type: TV
Author(s): Dave Bohman
Source: KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A controversial drug-rehab center organized on elements of Scientology is being evicted for housing inmates convicted of violent crimes, Albuquerque's mayor said Friday. The eviction notice gives Second Chance until the end of the next month to wind down the operation housed in a former city jail on Albuquerque's northwest mesa. So far there has been no response from Second Chance. For the 46 inmates now housed at Second Chance it appears that in a matter of weeks ...
Dec 26, 2008
Officials say lease is probably up for Second Chance Center — Albuquerque Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
The controversial Second Chance Center is probably not going to get another chance, officials said Thursday. The violent criminals from around the state who are being housed at the secure residential drug treatment facility may cost Second Chance its lease on the old West Side jail building, Albuquerque Chief Public Safety Officer Pete Dinelli said Thursday. Housing inmates with convictions for violent offenses is in direct violation of Second Chance's mandate, Dinelli said. "We made it very clear to (Second Chance) ...
Dec 25, 2008
Second Chance inmates moved: 8 are driven away in van; 40 people taken to shelter — Albuquerque Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
Dec 25, 2008 (Albuquerque Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) – Eight inmates were loaded onto a van at the embattled Second Chance Center drug rehabilitation program early Wednesday and driven west from the secure center and across the Bernalillo County line, officials said. Another 40 people were loaded onto a bus outside the center and dropped off at an Albuquerque homeless shelter, city officials said. Authorities are still trying to sort out how many of the 48 people were ...
Dec 25, 2008
Second Chance responds to allegations — KRQE
Type: TV
Author(s): Dave Bohman
Source: KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Director of the Second Chance rehabilitation center is firing back after a News 13 report on Wednesday. Director Joy Westrum is angry after Albuquerque police claimed the facility snuck out 40 inmates ahead of a deadline to report them. The city made a mistake. Those 40 people bussed downtown on Wednesday were from the Albuquerque Rescue Mission which shares a building with Second Chance. However Albuquerque Public Safety Director Pete Dinelli said he's confirmed eight other people ...
Item contributed by: Martin Poulter
Dec 24, 2008
Nighttime shuttles clear rehab center / Second Chance blew last chance? — KRQE
Type: TV
Author(s): Dave Bohman
Source: KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Under cover of darkness Wednesday the troubled Second Chance rehab center mysteriously shuttled nearly 50 patients or inmates away from its facility just ahead of a deadline to explain who it's been housing. Albuquerque police who put the West Mesa facility under surveillance said they witnessed the bizarre twist in the Second Chance saga early Wednesday. Later in the day the rehab program was under a 5 p.m. deadline to document all its inmates and clients to the ...
Dec 20, 2008
Center may be out of options: Second Chance must make accounting to city or face closure — Albuquerque Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Proctor
Source: Albuquerque Journal
The Second Chance Center has until Christmas Eve to satisfy the city or face eviction. If the secure rehabilitation facility for drug offenders currently leasing the old West Side jail building from the city doesn't give a detailed accounting of its inmates, what charges landed them at Second Chance, what treatment they are receiving and information about the center's insurance and property taxes, it will most likely be shut down, city officials said. Albuquerque Chief Public Safety Officer Pete Dinelli sent ...
Dec 18, 2008
NM rehab center housing overflow inmates — Albuquerque Journal
Type: Press
Source: Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A controversial Albuquerque rehabilitation center is struggling with finances, and the secure facility for drug and alcohol offenders could be in violation of the law that allowed it to open by housing overf low prisoners from a county jail . The Second Chance Center uses massage, natural diet, saunas, and some training manuals based on criminal justice research done by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to detoxify and rehabilitate drug offenders. But the program is facing ...
Nov 18, 2008
Study questions drug-treatment results // Panel hears disputed figures — KRQE
Type: TV
Author(s): Michael Herzenberg
Source: KRQE
SANTA FE (KRQE) — A report presented to a legislative committee Monday suggests an Albuquerque drug-treatment program seeking more state money may not be as good as it claimed. Dr. Paul Guerin, who has been studying the program based on the teachings of the founder of Scientology, reported it does not have the success rate it has pointed to in the past. He delivered the results of his study in testimony to the Legislatures Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee meeting in ...
Jul 21, 2008
Rehab center carries low success rate — KRQE
More: transcript
Type: TV
Author(s): Michael Herzenberg
Source: KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque rehabilitation program doesn't have nearly as good a success rate as organizers claim, a News 13 investigation finds. The Second Chance program, developed by the founder of Scientology, uses saunas to sweat out toxins and other techniques to try to get people off drugs and alcohol. Judges have sent more than 90 convicts to the facility near the Double Eagle II airport on Albuquerque's West Mesa since it opened in September 2006. The federal government and ...
Jun 20, 2008
Former judge sentence reduced — KRQE
May 1, 2008
Scientology and the state: Narconon’s influence in the prison system
Type: Research
Author(s): Drew Tewksbury
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 ...
Feb 6, 2008
Second Chance seeks state funding (video) — KRQE
Mar 28, 2007
Taking Chances — Santa Fe Reporter
Type: Press
Author(s): David Alire Garcia
Source: 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 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 21, 2007
Second Chance seeks state boost — KRQE
Aug 29, 2006
Drug-rehab deal linked to politics, Scientology — KRQE
Type: TV
Author(s): Michael Herzenberg
Source: KRQE
This is KRQE News 13 with Dick Knipfing and Erika Ruiz. DICK KNIPFING: More than half a million dollars in taxpayer money has been allocated for a privately-run drug and alcohol treatment program for offenders. ERIKA RUIZ: But our investigations find the rehab facility is nothing more than a thinly-veiled program based on the teachings of the founder of Scientology. News 13's Michael Hertzenberg is here with the story. MICHAEL HERZENBERG: Erika, when you think of drug and alcohol rehab, you ...
Oct 6, 2005
Phoenix DO SAC Timothy J. Landrum Speaks Before The National Foundation for Women Legislators — U.S. Department of Justice
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