If New Mexico's prison inmates feel as if someone's always watching, maybe it's because that state has almost twice as many correctional officers per inmate as Utah and nearly four times as many as Wyoming.

Number of Prison Inmates per Correctional Officer

New Mexico 2.50

Arizona 3.70

Montana 4.33

Utah 4.50

Nevada 4.80

Colorado 4.80

Idaho 5.90

Wyoming 9.58

U.S. Aveg. 4.97

SOURCE: American Correction Association, 1989