Southern NM Correctional Facility – New Mexico

Know somebody in prison at Southern NM Correctional Facility?  Southern NM Correctional Facility is a state correctional institution in the state prison system in New Mexico.  This page tells you info about everything you might want to know about Southern NM Correctional Facility,like:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at Southern NM Correctional Facility  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Southern NM Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1983
State: New Mexico
County: Dońa Ana County
DOC: New Mexico Corrections Department
Security Level: III, IV & VI
Warden Name: Steve Nance

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for Southern NM Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at Southern NM Correctional Facility, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and do the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate directions, it could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Southern NM Correctional Facility
1983 Joe R Silva Boulevard 
Las Cruces NM, 88004

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Southern NM Correctional Facility
1983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard P.O. Box 639
Las Cruces NM, 88004-0639

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (575) 523-3200
Fax: (575) 523-3349

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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page before you visit an inmate at Southern NM Correctional Facility.

Southern NM Correctional Facility
1983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard P.O. Box 639
Las Cruces NM, 88004-0639

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are cases when it is useful to know the telephone number to the facility.
(575) 523-3200

Southern NM Correctional Facility inmates may be able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Southern NM Correctional Facility inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there might be times when it is helpful to know the fax number to Southern NM Correctional Facility.

(575) 523-3349

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Southern NM Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this address. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 480
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not be received.

Before you proceed, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison employees will open and read and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or monitor problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at Southern NM Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Southern NM Correctional Facility
1983 Joe R Silva Boulevard 
Las Cruces NM, 88004

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to inmate’s accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and must send the moneyh to the following address and follow the policies written below:

The funds have to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, in which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Checks and cash won’t be accepted so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to different correctional facilities throughout New Mexico, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to look up an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other New Mexico state prisons: New Mexico State Prisons

New Mexico Corrections Department Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Southern NM Correctional Facility, you must be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visitor Application
Monday No visits
Tuesday No visits
Wednesday Level 6 (HU 1B)
8:00 am – 10:30 am
9:00 am – 11:45 am
10:00 am – 12:45 pm
12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Thursday – Sunday Level 3 (HU 3, HU 4, HU 5)
and Level 4 (HU 2)
8:00 am – 11:45 pm
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own policies for prison visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The procedures listed here might be out of date since this was written, so you should also check Southern NM Correctional Facility’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For everything listed below, check the official prison website as this information is changed often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Southern NM Correctional Facility prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Southern NM Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

More information about New Mexico parole will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about getting released from Southern NM Correctional Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Southern NM Correctional Facility coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Southern NM Correctional Facility news coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of Southern NM Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Southern NM Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Southern NM Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Southern NM Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Southern NM Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Southern NM Correctional Facility Website

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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Family Resources

Details about family resources coming soon.

History

A Southern NM Correctional Facility history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Southern NM Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other New Mexico State Prisons: New Mexico State Prisons

Southern NM Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Southern NM Correctional Facility Website
Southern NM Correctional Facility Jobs

New Mexico Corrections Department Links

New Mexico Corrections Department Main Website
New Mexico Corrections Department Prison Directory
New Mexico Corrections Department Prison Map
New Mexico Corrections Department Prison Jobs
New Mexico Corrections Department Prison Inmate Search
New Mexico Corrections Department Most Wanted

New Mexico Corrections Department Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a New Mexico State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to New Mexico State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to New Mexico State Prison Inmates
New Mexico State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Southern NM Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time in Southern NM Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this facility, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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