Inmate artwork to be sold

Inmate artwork to be sold

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico inmates are set to sell artwork at the site of one of the deadliest prison riots in the nation’s history.

The New Mexico Corrections Department said Thursday that visitors to “Old Main” can buy inmates’ artwork beginning in May.

Last October, the corrections department opened the historic site for public tours and officials plan to host a dozen or so tours this year.

Officials say portions of the proceeds from the artwork will go to children of inmates, victims of crime and back into other inmate programs.