Taos County Adult Detention Center – Taos, NM

Taos County Adult Detention Center is in Taos County, NM and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Taos County Adult Detention Center? This site will tell you about everything related to Taos County Adult Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Taos County Adult Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Taos County Adult Detention Center
105 Albright St.
Taos, NM 87571

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (575) 737-6410
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

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

To see who’s in jail at Taos County Adult Detention Center you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Taos County Adult Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you should check our New Mexico county jail guide: Other Jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.

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Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Taos County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Taos County Adult Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Taos County Adult Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Taos County

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that could help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Taos County Adult Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the jail site before you go to visitation.

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 pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (575) 737-6410

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Taos County Adult Detention Center, use this address:

Taos County Adult Detention Center
105 Albright St.
Taos, NM 87571

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Taos County Adult Detention Center
105 Albright St.
Taos, NM 87571


The Taos County Adult Detention Center mail policy changes often, so be sure to review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Taos County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are available at the Taos County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Taos County magistrate is the person that presides over your case. They do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Taos County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Taos County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Taos County,the Taos County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Taos County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following 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 Taos County Adult 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 Taos County Adult 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 Taos County Adult Detention Center inmates might change, so review the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Taos County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Taos County Adult 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 Taos County Adult 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:

    • 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 in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Taos County Adult Detention Center?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to talk to someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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