Alamogordo halfway house to remain open despite lawsuit

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – An Alamogordo halfway house previously named in a sexual-assault lawsuit and no longer associated with the New Mexico Department of Corrections is remaining open.

New Life Recovery House owner Vickie Clark said Wednesday that despite the negative publicity around a “frivolous lawsuit” the house will stay in business and continue to help women fighting addiction and healing from abuse.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections said this week it would no longer send female inmates to a halfway house because of safety concerns.

But Clark says the house is no longer a party in the lawsuit and it involves a former New Life Recovery house manager who isn’t affiliated with center anymore.

New Life Recovery, which opened in 2006, helps women with abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction.

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