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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 9, 2008 Ex-judge busted again — KRQE
Feb 6, 2008 Second Chance seeks state funding (video) — KRQE
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 ...
Feb 21, 2007 Second Chance seeks state boost — KRQE
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 ...
Sep 3, 2006 Drug offender center met with skepticism — Albuquerque Journal
New Mexico is about to become the first state to try a new approach in using longterm treatment in a lockup for chronic drug offenders. Officials hope the Second Chance Center, which opens this week in the old West Side jail, is the answer to a broken system that cycles drug offenders through courts and jails. Instead of sentencing nonviolent drug offenders to prison, judges will have the option of sentencing some to Second Chance. Inmates will spend eight hours a ...
Aug 29, 2006 Drug-rehab deal linked to politics, Scientology — 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 ...
Mar 11, 2006 Scientology group finds support in Legislature — Arizona Republic More: rickross.com
Amanda J. Crawford
A group affiliated with the Church of Scientology has forged close ties with several influential members of the Arizona Legislature as part of a nationwide battle against the mental-health industry. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has courted key lawmakers with trips to glitzy Scientologist events in Hollywood. And, observers say, it has been the force behind more than two dozen bills in Arizona in recent years, including measures to restrict prescriptions of Ritalin and mood-altering drugs. One of the measures ...
Oct 6, 2005 Phoenix DO SAC Timothy J. Landrum Speaks Before The National Foundation for Women Legislators — U.S. Department of Justice
Feb 1, 2005 Helping spread the word — Buffalo News
Apr 6, 2003 Inmates did renovation work at Scientology church — Buffalo News
Buffalo's Church of Scientology, soon to be forced from its downtown church for a new city parking ramp, turned to Erie County prison inmates to help get its new Main Street home ready. A crew of six inmates from the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden, dressed in orange prison jumpsuits and guarded by corrections officers, spent the last month helping with interior renovations in the new Scientology Church at Main and Virginia streets. The inmate crew arrived before 8 a.m. ...
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 ...
Nov 21, 2002 U.S. officials to visit Mexico prison to get look at drug program — San Diego Union-Tribune
Enrique García Sánchez
San Diego Union-Tribune
TIJUANA – About 100 female legislators from the United States will visit the state prison in Ensenada today to see firsthand the results of a program for drug-addicted inmates.
The state began the program, called Segunda Oportunidad, or Second Opportunity, seven years ago, based on the Church of Scientology's prisoner rehabilitation program, called Narconon. It is based on the philosophies of the late L. Ron Hubbard.
According to a recent study conducted by Baja California's state university, recidivism among the prisoners ...
Lock up, rub down // State lawmakers push dubious Mexican drug rehab program — Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times
State Senator Tom Smith spent time recently in a Mexican prison. And loved it. Now, Smith (who was just visiting the jail, not locked up in it) and some of his colleagues are clamoring for Arizona to be the first state to use an experimental drug treatment program for prisoners. Inmates would swallow massive amounts of vitamins, sweat in a sauna for up to five hours a day and massage each other. At Smith's urging, officials at the state departments of ...
Second Chance Program, Inc.: Form 990 filings
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