Grant County Detention Center – Silver City, NM

Grant County Detention Center is in Grant County and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone in Grant County Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything one might want to know about Grant County Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grant County Detention Center
209 North Black Street
Silver City, NM 88061

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (575) 534-3803
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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 need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Grant County Detention Center you should visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Grant County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you will want to look here, too: New Mexico County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Grant County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Grant County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Grant County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you miss court, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Grant County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, 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. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Grant County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, 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

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Grant County Detention Center phone number is: (575) 534-3803

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Grant County Detention Center is:

Grant County Detention Center
209 North Black Street
Silver City, NM 88061

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grant County Detention Center
209 North Black Street
Silver City, NM 88061


The mail policy at Grant County Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Grant County Detention Center website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social 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 or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Grant County court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your case are kept at Grant County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Grant County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Grant County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Grant County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Grant 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 history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Grant County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grant County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Grant County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 money to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the site before 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 Grant County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant 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 Grant 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 an inmate in Grant County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Grant County Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    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? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Grant County Detention Center

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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