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New Mexico Inmate Records

New Mexico inmate records contain all information regarding prisoners of the state held in state or privately-run detention centers, jails and prisons of various security levels. Inmate records are a compilation of all detainee’s personal data, such as their names, dates of birth and gender, aliases and unique identifiers as well as their crime-related information such as their most recent charges, sentences, DOC number, housing location, court information, and prospective release dates. These and other related information may be obtained from the New Mexico Department of Corrections or the holding facility of the inmate.

New Mexico Correctional System

The New Mexico Department of Corrections oversees the affairs of all NMCD correctional facilities including state-operated and privately-owned detention centers, jails and correctional facilities. While most facilities are operated based on the housing facility, resident inmates and the initiative of corrections staff, the state corrections department implements statewide guidelines that form the basis of most jail-related operations. However, the New Mexico Corrections Department does not have jurisdiction over local correctional facilities in the cities and counties. Queries relating to county or city inmates may be made to county agencies or municipal agencies.

New Mexico State Prison System

There are six state-run correctional facilities and penitentiaries in New Mexico and five privately-owned facilities, all of which comprise the state’s prison system. Inmate records of these facilities are primarily disseminated by facility staff, but may also be obtained by querying the NMCD or by using any of its available online resources.

How do I Visit Inmates In New Mexico Prisons and Jails?

Visitation guidelines and schedules are often specific to the facility where the inmate is located. However, the state corrections department established general criteria and procedures for inmate visitation which applies to all facilities within its jurisdiction. Family, friends and other intending visitors are advised to study the state visitation guidelines for insight into the process before scheduling a visit.

Inmates are required to submit a visitation list on which all persons who are allowed to see them will be included. To be listed, intending visitors must complete an application form CD-100201.1, after which the applicant will be notified of their approval or rejection. Subsequently, approved visitors will be issued a permanent visiting card after the RDC initial 30-day period. Upon entering a facility, visitors will be subject to routine searches and will be required to provide a suitable picture ID.

One-time visitors, prospective employers, persons traveling over 500 miles and law enforcement agents may submit a Special Visit Request form CD-100201.3, while an inmates attorney must provide a 24-hour notice before arriving at the facility. Non-adult visitors must be escorted by approved persons above 18.

Contacting Incarcerated Persons In New Mexico

While inmates are generally disallowed from all forms of electronic correspondence including phone calls and emails, inmates may be allowed to receive mail. The requirements for inmate mail often vary with each facility, as such, the corrections staff of the institution should be contacted for information regarding the process.

However, as per state guidelines, inmate letters must be written on single-layer paper and mailed in similar envelopes. Padded, colored and embellished papers/envelopes are discouraged, and letters should preferably be free from extraneous material.

Inmate mail should be sent using their full name and designated NMDC number to the P.O. Box of the facility where they are housed.

How do I Send Money to an Inmate in New Mexico?

Only persons included on an inmate's approved visitation list may send money to them. All monies must be sent via money order using the inmate’s full name, personal details, and their designated 5 digit Corrections number. Inmates will be notified of their payment via receipt and the payment will be made into the inmate’s commissary account with which jail purchases can be made.

To send items other than money, friends and family of inmates are advised to contact the jail staff of the inmate’s facility for details regarding allowed and disallowed items. Items mailed to the inmates which do not meet suitability requirements may be confiscated or mailed back to the sender (if a return address is indicated).

Locations of New Mexico State Correctional Facilities

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of all correctional facilities and institutions in the U.S. state of New Mexico:

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility -- Level I
3201 Highway 314 SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 865-2728

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility -- Level II
1525 Morris Road,
P.O. Drawer 1328
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 383-3359

Penitentiary of New Mexico
4311 State Highway 14
P.O. Box 1059
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1059
Phone: (505) 827-8201
Fax: (505) 827-8283

Roswell Correctional Center
578 W. Chickasaw Road
Hagerman, NM 88232
Phone: (575) 625-3100
Fax: (575) 625-3190

Springer Correctional Center
P.O. Box 10
Springer, NM 87747
Phone: (575) 483-3100
Fax: (575) 483-5030

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
1983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard
P.O. Box 639
Las Cruces, NM 88004-0639
Phone: (575) 523-3200
Fax: (575) 523-3349

Western New Mexico Correctional Facility
P.O. Drawer 250
Grants, NM 87020
Phone: (505) 876-8300
Fax: (505) 876-8200

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility -- The Geo Group, Inc.
1039 Agua Negra Road
P.O. Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: (575) 472-1001
Fax: (575) 472-1006

Lea County Correctional Facility -- The Geo Group, Inc.
6900 West Millen
Hobbs, NM 88244
Phone: (575) 392-4055
Fax: (575) 392-2237

Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility -- The Geo Group, Inc.
185 Dr. Michael Jenkins Road
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: (575) 374-4005
Fax: (575) 374-4010

Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center -- CoreCivic
1700 East Old Highway 66
P.O. Box 800
Grants, NM 87020
Phone: (505) 287-2941
Fax: (505) 285-6828

Otero County Prison Facility
10 McGregor Range Road
Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: (575) 824-4884
Fax: (575) 824-3158

How to Find Information on Inmates in New Mexico Jails and Prisons

All information regarding New Mexico prisoners is pooled and managed by the Inmate Records Unit of the New Mexico Department of Corrections. The Unit may be contacted at (505) 383-2804 for queries relating to inmate housing, current sentence, detainee NMDC number, court information, and similar inquiries. However, most inmate information can be found by using the online resources available on the NMDC website. Information unavailable through either of these channels may be requested specifically from the staff of the facility where the inmate is housed (see facility addresses and contact information above).

How do I Obtain Inmate Records from New Mexico State Jails?

The New Mexico Department of Corrections website features an offender search tool with which interested members of the general public can obtain public inmate information. To use the tool, the user will be required to know and provide the inmate’s first and/or last name or NMCD Number. Information regarding an inmate’s sentence or legal status may also be obtained using the tool. However, inmates outside the NMDC jurisdiction may not be included in this search. Other related inquiries may be made to inmate records at (505) 383-2804 or the probation/parole office at (866) 416-9867.

New Mexico State Archives

State Archives

Contact:(505) 370-4637

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Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

Main facilities of Penitentiary of New Mexico

The facility opened in 1885 and housing the highest security classification of offenders in the state of New Mexico.

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