Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County, NM and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody at Lincoln County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Lincoln County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Lincoln County Jail. How to view Lincoln County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is welcome.
Lincoln County Jail
300 Central Ave.
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 575-648-2342
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at Lincoln County Jail you should visit their link and use the inmate search.
The Lincoln County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in New Mexico
A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of Lincoln County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.
Usually, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Lincoln County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You must answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail uniform.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail 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 allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lincoln County Jail change often, so make sure that you check the official Lincoln County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.
Phone Number: 575-648-2342
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail:
Lincoln County Jail
300 Central Ave.
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lincoln County Jail
300 Central Ave.
Carrizozo, NM 88301
The inmate mail policy at Lincoln County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Lincoln County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.
To read more about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney in Lincoln County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in New Mexico.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Lincoln County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at Lincoln County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Lincoln County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Lincoln County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but you should know that you can’t find the exact address, but only the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Lincoln County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions in Lincoln County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.
Tell Your Story
Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the Lincoln County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Lincoln County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Lincoln County Jail 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 someone in jail can change, so check the official website when you send funds to an inmate there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln County Jail, 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in Lincoln County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lincoln County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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