New Mexico Inmate Search

New Mexico

About New Mexico Corrections Department

The New Mexico Corrections Department is responsible for keeping an updated database for individuals who are serving their sentence in New Mexico state prisons. 

The database is open to the public. The database is located on the New Mexico Corrections Department official website. You can search for inmates by NMCD number, inmate number, or their first and last name. Just a reminder that the Records Bureau, Central Office, and the Constituent Services cannot provide any updates, information, or status on inmates. 

Unlike the state of New Mexico, New Mexico’s city and county jails inmates are not in this database. If you are needing information on an inmate residing in a city or a county jail, you will need to reach out to the correct authorities. 

Basic Information

Department Name New Mexico Corrections Department
Official Website http://www.cd.nm.gov
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://search.cd.nm.gov/
Location 4337 NM 14, Santa Fe NM 87508 P.O. Box 27116, Santa Fe NM
Phone Number (505) 827-8645
Fax (505) 827-8533

How to Do an Inmate Search in New Mexico

When an offender is housed in state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official New Mexico Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

The NMCD number will take precedence during all searches. The NMCD is a five-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their NMCD number by the New Mexico Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their NMCD number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the NMCD field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.

If you don’t know the inmate’s NMCD number or there is no search results for the NMCD number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.

When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.

You will see the following pieces of information in the New Mexico jails inmate search:

You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the New Mexico inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.

In the state of New Mexico, there is 24 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the New Mexico prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions.

As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail.

As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The New Mexico Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.

If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.

If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.

In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.

You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of New Mexico. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the New Mexico inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the DOC inmate locator, this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the New Mexico Department of Public Safety official website.

You can search this database by the following pieces of information:

Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the offender's name or the address fields.

This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.

When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in New Mexico

List of Correctional Facilities in New Mexico

There are 77 jails and prisons in New Mexico.
Showing 1 – 50 of 77 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Albuquerque Regional Detention Center City Jail Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center County Jail Bernalillo County
Catron County Detention Center County Jail Catron County
Chaves County Detention Center County Jail Chaves County
Colfax County Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center County Jail Colfax County
Cibola County Detention Center County Jail Cibola County
Chaves County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Chaves County
Curry County Detention Center County Jail Curry County
Curry County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Curry County
De Baca County Detention Center County Jail Debaca County
Dona Ana County Detention Center County Jail Dona Ana County
Las Cruces Jail City Jail Dona Ana County
Dona Ana County Juvenile Detention County Jail Dona Ana County
Eddy County Detention Center County Jail Eddy County
Grant County Detention Center County Jail Grant County
Hidalgo County Detention Center County Jail Hidalgo County
Harding County Detention Center County Jail Harding County
Guadalupe County Jail County Jail Guadalupe County
Lea County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Lea County
Los Alamos County Jail County Jail Los Alamos County
Lea County Detention Center County Jail Lea County
Lincoln County Detention Center (LCDC) - Emerald Private Facility Lincoln County
Luna County Detention Center County Jail Luna County
Luna County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Luna County
McKinley Adult Detention Center County Jail McKinley County
McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail McKinley County
Mora County Jail County Jail Mora County
Otero County Detention Center County Jail Otero County
Rio Arriba County Detention Center County Jail Rio Arriba County
Quay County Detention Center County Jail Quay County
San Miguel County Detention Center County Jail San Miguel County
Sandoval County Detention Center County Jail Sandoval County
San Juan County Adult Detention Center County Jail San Juan County
Roosevelt County Detention Center County Jail Roosevelt County
Santa Fe Jail City Jail Santa Fe County
Santa Fe County Detention Center County Jail Santa Fe County
Sierra County Detention Facility County Jail Sierra County
Socorro County Detention Center County Jail Socorro County
Taos County Detention Center County Jail Taos County
Taos County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Taos County
Union County Detention Center County Jail Union County
Valencia County Detention Center County Jail Valencia County
Central New Mexico Corrections Department State Prison Valencia County
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility Level I State Prison Valencia County
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility Level II State Prison Valencia County
Roswell Correctional Center State Prison Chaves County
Penitentiary of New Mexico State Prison Santa Fe County
Springer Correctional Center State Prison Colfax County
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility State Prison Cibola County
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility State Prison Dona Ana County
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