San Juan County Adult Detention – Farmington, NM

San Juan County Adult Detention is located in San Juan County and is the correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody in San Juan County Adult Detention? This guide tells you all about anything you might want to know about San Juan County Adult Detention,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view San Juan County Adult Detention mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. San Juan County Adult Detention intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

San Juan County Adult Detention
871 Andrea Dr.
Farmington, NM 87401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 505-566-4550
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at San Juan County Adult Detention you have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The San Juan County Adult Detention Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information about anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in a different jail you will want to check our New Mexico county jail guide: Other Jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of San Juan County Adult Detention prisoners can be found online, or you can go in person to the San Juan County Adult Detention. When viewing online you will need to put in the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the San Juan County Adult Detention website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates at San Juan County Adult Detention are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the San Juan County Adult Detention. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The San Juan County Adult Detention visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official jail 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 505-566-4550

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at San Juan County Adult Detention:

San Juan County Adult Detention
871 Andrea Dr.
Farmington, NM 87401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Juan County Adult Detention
871 Andrea Dr.
Farmington, NM 87401


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the the San Juan County Adult Detention website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in New Mexico.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

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. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access court records using the website, or by going to the San Juan County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The San Juan County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to 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, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just query the San Juan County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the San Juan County court website or you are able to call the jail. 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 there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the San Juan County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the San Juan County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at the San Juan County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In San Juan County,the San Juan County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in San Juan County Adult Detention is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat 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 San Juan County Adult Detention, 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 San Juan County Adult Detention 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 San Juan County Adult Detention inmates could change, so visit the official website 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at San Juan County Adult Detention

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Juan County Adult Detention, 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 San Juan County Adult Detention

    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:

    • 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 spent any time at San Juan County Adult Detention? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in San Juan County Adult Detention.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at San Juan County Adult Detention? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at San Juan County Adult Detention


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