Luna County Detention Center – Deming, NM

Luna County Detention Center is located in Luna County and is the primary jail for this county. Do you know somebody locked up in Luna County Detention Center? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Luna County Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Luna County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Luna County Detention Center
1700 E. 4Th Street Ne
Deming, NM 880

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Luna County Detention Center you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Luna County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information about anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you can check the other New Mexico county jails in our New Mexico County Jail Guide: New Mexico County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Luna County Detention Center inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Luna County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Luna County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners in the Luna County Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while 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 be required to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to be released. If you miss your court date, that person won’t 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 person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Luna County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so check the official site before you go.

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 . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Luna County Detention Center phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Luna County Detention Center
1700 E. 4Th Street Ne
Deming, NM 880

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Luna County Detention Center
1700 E. 4Th Street Ne
Deming, NM 880


The Luna County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the official Luna County Detention Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in Luna County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about this, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

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. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Luna County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Luna County magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Luna County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t discover if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Luna County,the Luna County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Luna County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Luna 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 Luna 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 inmates could change, so be sure to double check the official Luna County Detention Center site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Luna County Detention Center

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Luna County Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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