Catron County Detention Center – Reserve, NM

Catron County Detention Center is in Catron County, New Mexico and is the primary jail for that region. Looking for somebody at Catron County Detention Center? This page gives you information about anything you might need to know about Catron County Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Catron County Detention Center
101 Main St.
Reserve, NM 87830

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (505) 533-6222
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Catron County Detention Center you have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Catron County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is in another jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Catron County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Catron County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can 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 are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Typically, a prisoner at Catron County Detention Center can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: How to find a 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
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (505) 533-6222

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Catron County Detention Center is:

Catron County Detention Center
101 Main St.
Reserve, NM 87830

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Catron County Detention Center
101 Main St.
Reserve, NM 87830


The Catron County Detention Center mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Catron County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Catron County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to visit the Catron County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court. 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 you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Catron County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, 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 past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Catron County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Catron County,the Catron County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Catron County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Catron County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Catron County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to people in jail might change, so we suggest that you check the the Catron County Detention Center website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Catron County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Catron County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Catron County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Catron County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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