Roosevelt County Detention Center – Portales, NM

Roosevelt County Detention Center is in Roosevelt County, New Mexico and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know someone in Roosevelt County Detention Center? This site tells you all about anything you might need to know about Roosevelt County Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Roosevelt County Detention Center. How to view Roosevelt County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Roosevelt County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Roosevelt County Detention Center
1700 N. Boston Ave.
Portales, NM 88130

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 575-356-6871
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Roosevelt County Detention Center you should go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Roosevelt County Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you will want to check our New Mexico county jail guide: Other County Jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Roosevelt County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Roosevelt County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t leave town.

Usually, an inmate in the Roosevelt County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Roosevelt County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a 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
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. 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 you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Roosevelt County Detention Center change often, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you 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 . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, 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 phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Roosevelt County Detention Center phone number is: 575-356-6871

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Roosevelt County Detention Center:

Roosevelt County Detention Center
1700 N. Boston Ave.
Portales, NM 88130

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Roosevelt County Detention Center
1700 N. Boston Ave.
Portales, NM 88130


The Roosevelt County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so you should check the official Roosevelt County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in Roosevelt County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more info on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Roosevelt County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the New Mexico State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Roosevelt County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a file with a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the Roosevelt County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are held at the Roosevelt County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even 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 could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Roosevelt County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Roosevelt County,the Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Roosevelt County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to inmates can change, so be sure to visit the the Roosevelt County Detention Center website 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 Roosevelt County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County Detention Center

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Roosevelt County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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