Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility – Clayton, NM

Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility is located in Union County, New Mexico and is the main jail for the area. Do you know someone in Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility? This guide tells you about anything you might want to know about Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility: Find out who’s in jail at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility
185 Dr. Michael Jenkins Road
Clayton, NM 88415

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (575) 374-4005
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to locate them?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you can check the other New Mexico county jails in our New Mexico County Jail Guide: List of all jails in New Mexico


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility prisoners can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records 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.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Union County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. It also will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so visit 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 . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility phone number is: (575) 374-4005

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility:

Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility
185 Dr. Michael Jenkins Road
Clayton, NM 88415

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility
185 Dr. Michael Jenkins Road
Clayton, NM 88415


The mail policy changes frequently, so review the official Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the New Mexico State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Union County court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Union County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. They do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Union County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Union County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

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

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Union County,the Union County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Union County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Union County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility might change, so you should review the official website when you send funds to an inmate 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility

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

    Apply for a Job at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility

    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 been locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Website
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Inmate Search Link
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Mugshots
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Bail Link

    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Visitation Procedures
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Mail Policy
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Union County Warrant Inquiry
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility
    Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility Employment


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  1. I wanted to know what kind of numbers are allowed,in Clayton for m’y friend can call me , contrat phone , pay as you go ?

  2. Terri G says:

    WHAT KIND OF MAGAZINES CAN I PURCHASE FOR AN INMATE. IS LOW RIDER MAGAZINE OK TO ORDER FOR AN INMATE

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