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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
|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|