Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility – Tierra Amarilla, NM

Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility is located in Rio Arriba County, NM and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know somebody in Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility? This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facilitysuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility
2 Main Street
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (575) 588-7350
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who is in jail at Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility you should click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find information for anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be at a different jail you will want to look here: New Mexico County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility prisoners are on the website, or you can view them at the Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility. When viewing online you need to put in the legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners at Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone 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 there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility visitation procedures can change, so review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much 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 you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (575) 588-7350

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility is:

Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility
2 Main Street
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility
2 Main Street
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first 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 to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Rio Arriba County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You can access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • 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 find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Rio Arriba County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Rio Arriba County,the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Rio Arriba County Adult Detention 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 Rio Arriba County Adult Detention 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 procedure to send funds to Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility inmates is likely to change, so you should double check the the Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility website when you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rio Arriba County Adult Detention 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 Rio Arriba County Adult Detention 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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