SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prisons have begun requiring inmates to view a rape prevention video aimed at tackling sexual assaults behind bars.

Shannon McReynolds, inspector general of the New Mexico Corrections Department, said Tuesday that the video is playing non-stop on prison televisions and new inmates are shown the video as part of their orientation.

The video seeks to inform inmates how to avoid rape and report sexual assaults.

The move is part of a larger campaign by the New Mexico Corrections Department to comply with new federal regulations on prison rape prevention.

Next month, the department will host training for county jail officials on investigating sexual assaults and rape prevention. More than 60 officers have already signed up for the training.

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