- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Department of Corrections has launched a new recycling program aimed at making biodiesel and using old food for worm farms.

Corrections officials recently announced that a new sustainability program for inmates seeks to transform leftover food into fertilizer. The program also trains inmates to turn old wood pallets into toys and encourages female inmates to change donated towel into stuffed animals.

The program is part of many new inmate training efforts introduced to give inmates new job education options.

Officials say inmates also make biodiesel that is sold to other state agencies.

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