Guadalupe County Correctional Facility – Santa Rosa, NM

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility is located in Guadalupe County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility? This page gives you all about anything you might need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
South Highway 54 Po Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 575-472-1001
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend 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 need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility you will need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you should check our New Mexico county jail guide: Other County Jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Guadalupe County Correctional Facility prisoners can be found online, or you can view them at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility can change, so it would be wise to review 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility phone number is: 575-472-1001

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility is:

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
South Highway 54 Po Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
South Highway 54 Po Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435


The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility mail policy changes, so you should review the the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the New Mexico State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All 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 contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Guadalupe County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Guadalupe County magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. They do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Guadalupe County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Guadalupe County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top 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 Guadalupe County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility 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 money to jail inmates might change, so be sure to review the the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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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 were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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