Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility – Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility is in Santa Fe County, New Mexico and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone locked up in Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility? This guide gives you info about everything you might need to know about Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility
4312 State Highway 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 505-471-4941
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility website, or you can go in person to the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility. When viewing online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you can’t go out of town.

Usually, prisoners in the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 505-471-4941

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility:

Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility
4312 State Highway 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility
4312 State Highway 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508


The mail policy at Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility can change, so review the official Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Santa Fe County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Santa Fe County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Santa Fe County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the Santa Fe County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Santa Fe County,the Santa Fe County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Santa Fe County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe 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 money to people in jail might change, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send any funds.

    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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility

    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:

    • 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 this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions in Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • 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 get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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