Eddy County Detention Center – Carlsbad, NM

Eddy County Detention Center is located in Eddy County, NM and is the jail for the region. Do you know somebody locked up in Eddy County Detention Center? This site will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Eddy County Detention Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Eddy County Detention Center
201 N. Main
Carlsbad, NM 8221-1388

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 575-887-7556
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Eddy County Detention Center you will need to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Eddy County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information about anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at a different jail you should check our guide to other New Mexico jails: New Mexico Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them at the Eddy County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Eddy County Detention Center site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave town.

Typically, inmates at Eddy County Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.

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 have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Eddy County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Eddy County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Eddy County Detention Center phone number is: 575-887-7556

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Eddy County Detention Center, use this address:

Eddy County Detention Center
201 N. Main
Carlsbad, NM 8221-1388

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Eddy County Detention Center
201 N. Main
Carlsbad, NM 8221-1388


The Eddy County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Eddy County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in New Mexico.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Eddy County court records are a matter of public record. They include a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Eddy County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Eddy County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are maintained at Eddy County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Eddy County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Eddy County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Eddy County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Eddy County,the Eddy County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Eddy County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Eddy 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 Eddy 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Eddy County Detention Center can change, so be sure to visit the the Eddy County Detention Center 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Eddy County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Eddy 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 Eddy 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 at Eddy County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Eddy County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Eddy County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Eddy County Detention Center? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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Comments

  1. unknown says:

    This is one of the worst facilities I have been too. They are short on staff, short on funds, short on food, not to mention several law suits from various inmates due from being mis treated. They give out used panties and bras so yeast infection spreads. They have door whores who sit next to the males and talk dirty all night. Lack of medical care, you can’t even get a Tums unless you get a prescription. This is just a few examples of this jail, I suggest you never get arrested in Eddy County.

  2. Offended Citizen says:

    Disgusted, what better way to show the law bidding tax paying citizens of Carlsbad NM how good the inmates got it. You go on the Facebook site and the first thing two inmates who are brothers flashing signs and talking about a good day they are having. Just think if your in jail displaying your pride in being a member of a terriorst organization. That’s exactly what gang is!! TERRORIST operating there trade on the streets poisoning children to follow in their footsteps to further decay human life. They will get out and repeat the same behavior that got them there. Who pays for that cost? Taxpayers. What a waste of good money that could be better utilized by creating a place to get kids involved in positive influences that will lead to a better way of life than flashing signs and being in jail. It’s would be sad but instead it’s offensive because these behaviors are accepted and allowed. Sorry but it’s how I perceive this behavior.

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