De Baca County Detention Center – Fort Sumner, NM

De Baca County Detention Center is located in De Baca County, NM and is the primary jail for that region. Looking for somebody at De Baca County Detention Center? This page will tell you info about everything you might want to know about De Baca County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at De Baca County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. De Baca County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

De Baca County Detention Center
P.O. Box 927
Fort Sumner, NM 88119

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (505) 355-2405
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at De Baca County Detention Center you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The De Baca County Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find info for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

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Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the De Baca County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the De Baca County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates at De Baca County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the De Baca County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at De Baca County Detention Center can change, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The De Baca County Detention Center phone number is: (505) 355-2405

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at De Baca County Detention Center:

De Baca County Detention Center
P.O. Box 927
Fort Sumner, NM 88119

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
De Baca County Detention Center
P.O. Box 927
Fort Sumner, NM 88119


The mail policy is always changing, so double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in De Baca County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on this subject, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The De Baca County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the De Baca County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the De Baca County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the De Baca County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the De Baca County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In De Baca County,the De Baca County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in De Baca County Detention Center is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in De Baca County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the De Baca County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail could change, so visit the official website when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at De Baca County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the De Baca County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at De Baca County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in De Baca County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in De Baca County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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