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How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Drugs in Prisons and Jails: Getting High Inside

When your boyfriend went to jail, you believed he would finally get clean and sober, but when you visited him last week, you could have sworn he was high. Your instincts are probably right. Drugs are relatively easy to obtain in prison. Guards Every prison has a few guards who would rather make a buck […]

Can a Deported Immigrant Get Back Into the U.S.?

Typically, once an immigrant is expelled from America, he is not allowed back into the country for any reason before a specific amount of time has passed, but in some instances he will be allowed to come back early if he successfully completes the Hardship Waiver process. What is a Hardship Waiver? A hardship waiver […]

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization. Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

What Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

In the chaos of an arrest it is easy to get caught up in the moment and race to bail someone out of jail. Bonding someone out is not hard to do, but if that person doesn't show up in court when ordered to do so, your life could become very difficult. Be sure you […]

Jail Visits: Taking the Children With You to See Their Parent Inmate

If you want to take children to a jail visit, it is important that you plan ahead. Children's moods, ages and personalities all play a part in how successful the visit will be. Take these steps to ensure success. Your timing: If you have young children, take their nap times into consideration. Nothing is harder […]

Posting Bail Gets Him Out of Jail, But What About When There Are Holds?

People who are arrested and charged with crimes are usually taken to the county jail. At the jail or very soon afterwards during a bond hearing, a bond is set. If someone pays the bond, the defendant gets out of jail to await his hearing unless one of the following occurs: Probation Violation Hold News […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

What are the Penalties for Probation Violations?

A probation violation conviction can mean being sent to jail or prison, but there are alternative penalties that can be used instead, including: Revocation and reinstatement: The judge and the probation officer can agree to revoke your probation for the violation and immediately reinstate you on new probation. Increased supervision: Your probation rules

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Colorado?

Colorado law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Colorado's laws […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

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New Mexico Otero
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10 McGregor Range Road
Chaparral, NM 88081
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575-824-3158
 

When He's In Jail, How to Provide Holiday Gifts for the Kids

Between supporting the family and providing for his commissary, there isn't much left to cover extras. Most communities provide funds to buy Christmas gifts for children of inmates. You just have to know where to look. Angel Tree This organization provides Christmas gifts and fun for children of inmates nationwide. Churches sign up to work […]

Posting Bail Gets Him Out of Jail, But What About When There Are Holds?

People who are arrested and charged with crimes are usually taken to the county jail. At the jail or very soon afterwards during a bond hearing, a bond is set. If someone pays the bond, the defendant gets out of jail to await his hearing unless one of the following occurs: Probation Violation Hold News […]

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you're locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food's effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don't even let the […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

Jail Visits: Taking the Children With You to See Their Parent Inmate

If you want to take children to a jail visit, it is important that you plan ahead. Children's moods, ages and personalities all play a part in how successful the visit will be. Take these steps to ensure success. Your timing: If you have young children, take their nap times into consideration. Nothing is harder […]

Dealing With Allergies While Incarcerated

You are about to take the deal and it comes with jail or prison time. If you have allergies to food, plants, fabric or other environmental things, it is important that the administrators are made aware. Having an allergic reaction while incarcerated is different than on the outside. PODS and cells don't typically make it […]

Jail Transfers: Four Tips to Minimize Disruptions

The following tips might make a jail move easier, whether it's a temporary or prolonged transfer: 1. Bring Attention to Medical information: While the sending jail should provide records about an inmate's medical needs to the new jail, the inmate and his family should take the time to inform the new facility about any health […]

Five Ways to Avoid Violence in Jail or Prison

Jails and prisons can be violent environments, but there are things you can do to minimize your chances of confrontation and trouble. 1. Show no fear – This doesn't mean bullying. It means showing a quiet confidence. Always remain aware of your surroundings, but do it casually without looking nervous. How to build quiet confidence […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

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  1. Mariane Tue, Feb 01 2011 9:12 PM

    Why there is not a real webside for this Otero County Prison Facility? no information? like any other detention center or prison? in the middle of no where lack of information about inmates, just wondering what is going on in there!!!!!

  2. denise Fri, Jul 22 2011 8:51 PM

    does anyone have any info on otero county prison facility? other than the address, what telephone service do they use?? what are their visitation hours??

  3. Makayla Mon, Jan 30 2012 11:17 PM

    do they know they can make prepaid calls to here in the u.s?

  4. genie Tue, May 22 2012 8:30 PM

    just trying to figure out more about those breaking place..can't catch a break..

  5. genie Tue, May 22 2012 8:50 PM

    i meant this freaking place..auto correct

  6. maria Wed, Jun 06 2012 12:07 PM

    Does anybody have any info on otero prison facility keep calling but all i get is a busy signal. Does anyone know how long they are detained here before going to there destination????

  7. shy Sun, Oct 21 2012 12:52 PM

    dose anyone know about visits i keep calling and calling all the numbers for the jail noone ever awnsures i dont wanna go way out there for nothing t

  8. Rosa castillo Wed, Oct 24 2012 7:18 PM

    Y do u s a need to b so cruel. Deporting parents that have kids and the kids suffer then they don't let them come back

  9. John Wright Thu, Oct 25 2012 7:24 AM

    I am trying to contact a UK citizen, Christopher Tappin, who I believe is on bail from Otero Prison. Could this be passed on to him so that he can email me if he would like some Christian encouragement from someone who has been where he is? Very many thanks John Wright Lay Reader Church of England

  10. jocelyn Sun, Nov 04 2012 10:57 AM

    im trying to find out the code name to give the western union ppl to "locate" the facility,so that i can send money to an inmate. i called the otero prison facility and they said they did not have one ?? am i the only one with this problem?? Thank you for your time

  11. Noneya Thu, Jan 17 2013 6:19 PM

    For those seeking information---otero is a federal prison. They are not allowed to give out any information so your only hope is to get info from the inmate.

  12. Michael Duchern Tue, Jan 29 2013 12:51 AM

    This a horrible place. They let you out 1 hour a day in a small yard that has four big walls. One hour a day. It is overcrowded. IT is run a by a corperation. I suffered and suffered and suffered there.

  13. Andy Hernandez Sat, Feb 16 2013 3:44 PM

    Michael Duchern, I have a brother in ther that is suffering the same in there. I am in the process of making this public but nee information. Please help!

  14. sarahi Tue, Feb 19 2013 11:14 AM

    Alguien habla español?, necesito saber si en esa prision hay telefono para los detenidos.... Necesito Ayuda!!!

  15. LC Sat, Mar 09 2013 12:13 PM

    jocelyn, go to www.inmatedeposits.com to register and send money to inmates online.

  16. yoyita Sun, Mar 10 2013 11:35 PM

    Sarahi.....es dificil saber si los dejan usar el telefono......pues ya que mi esposo tiene una semana alli y no se a comunicado y siempre que yo llamo para pedir informacion son muy prepotentes los que contestan

  17. paul Tue, Mar 19 2013 9:56 PM

    Why can't inmates order commisary? And why do they lose the visitation they've had where they've been?

  18. Liliana Thu, Mar 28 2013 3:20 PM

    Como puedo localizar a una persona que esta ahí y saber cual es el proceso q lleva?

  19. Charlene Thu, Mar 28 2013 11:11 PM

    I dont know what the hell is going on there but no one will tell you anything! if you are EVER fortunate enough to talk to anyone they wont tell you anything! I am told through relieble sources that this place is all about money and dont bgive a damn about the inmates OR their families! am told there are 3 toilets to 75 people! only 2 hours for all those to shower! no place to put everyone seperate in the event of a huge fight,etc. if they get commisary the prices are outrageous. if moved from somewhere else they cannot take items they have bought such as tv,etc. must send this stuff home! their visits are only 2 or 3 hours even for family that must drive 10, 15 hours to see them! cant have any pictures of their loved ones. the list goes on and on. we must all band together and find out why this is going on. these people are treating our loved ones like animals! they are also treating us as prisoners by taking visitations that have already been earned by the inmates. I was told by Santa Fe that they would still get their trailer visits yet I was told by Otero that they ndont have trailers for visits! what the HELL! someone needs to get their stories straight! the families have a right to answers. I have been told by Otero "oh we wont know until they get here"!!!! It is my OPINION that this is ALL ABOUT MONEY for Otero and to hell with the inmates and their families! come on people! lets here from you if you have someone there or going there. lots of questions need to be answered and if they have nothing to hide why wont they answer these questions???!!!! is Otero equiped to house level 3 prisoners? dont think so. send comments please.

  20. andrea Thu, Apr 11 2013 9:41 PM

    my husband just got transferred from hobbs heard its hell there im so worried about him he was in hobbs for more than 7 years im worried because that's a big change for him any one got info for me please email me at andreanieto69@gmail.com please I need info asao

  21. Don Fri, Apr 12 2013 12:45 AM

    I'm having a hard time, my mom is in prison for the first time and I don't know how to send money to her can someone help!!!!

  22. Tammy Fri, Apr 12 2013 10:29 PM

    They havent figured out what they are doing there for the state inmates. Its rediculous

  23. Barbara French Tue, Apr 16 2013 3:28 PM

    My son was also transferred there last Thursday from Hobbs. I just talked to him today and he couldn't tell me anything about how to send money or visits . Or anything really. I'm going to try to call the wardens secretary and see what I can find out.

  24. Denise Thu, Apr 18 2013 12:51 AM

    My Husband was in there a month ago and already got transferred. Visiting hours are Sat & Sun from 8-2. When you get there they have the machine where you may deposit money or you can send $50 money orders. but only by 50's.

  25. Dorothy Sun, Apr 21 2013 10:32 PM

    Can someone tell me if this facility is a state or federal facility? After reading all the comments, I wondering. I was told that this is a new facility and they are still trying to figure out how to run the place. The phone calls that take place are charging alot. Securis is alot cheaper!

  26. lisa Sun, May 12 2013 12:38 AM

    Just fifteen minutes ago I heard from my dad. He got transferred out of Santa Fe this morning and just arrived. He could only tell me the address and nothing more. I'm going to have to wait for more info. and from what I've been reading, I'm nervous and worried like hell. Dad's old and infirm and this general population/congested situation is scaring me. Do they really have such minimal bathrooms/showers? Is this just a stopping point to another place for everyone? Can someone tell me anything? Thank you.

  27. brenda Tue, May 21 2013 2:24 PM

    I have had the am problem in regards to information here is some information I have found I hope it is useful http://www.corrections.state.nm.us/apd/ocpf.html That is a website that gives information on visitation and how to put money on an inmates account although it is not much it is more that I had when I started my search on how to help send money to my loved one

  28. Matt Williams Tue, Jun 11 2013 8:19 AM

    This place is shitty as hell. i did some time there on charges imposed by the military..yes thats right i was in prisoned here while in the military. I was in Shu 2 Cell 43. the guards treat you like s***. i had athletes foot while i was in there and in great pain due to it, asked for medical attention...their response "you need to fill out a sick call sheet" wtf right? didnt get to see medical for a whole 2 weeks. if your sleep or not alert when they come around for your "1 hr." rec..they wont ask they will just mark off as no response..BS right? but it gets better i got a "room search" because i have a tattoo of the Seahawks logo..a bunch of gaurds came in my room tore it all up..all because they though i was in a mexican gang called pisas or some shit like that. Im black why would i join a fucking mexican gang? they hire dum idiots there and i hope the warden sees this... 

  29. Lupita Fri, Jun 14 2013 2:16 AM

    I have been trying to find out also what phone services they use so I can open an account. My husband has been trying to call. When I call to verify if hes there.. They cant find no record, when I know that he's there. They are rude when one calls to get info.

  30. Barbara French Mon, Jun 17 2013 1:50 PM

    The phone service is global tel link and and the calls are over $5 if not in that area. I had an extra cell phone and had a New Mexico number put on it and now my 20 minute call is $1.75 per call. Good luck

  31. Stephanie Mon, Jul 01 2013 2:44 PM

    Barbara what area code do I use to get a local number?

  32. aa' s mom Sat, Jul 27 2013 9:25 AM

    to get phone time there in otero prison facility go to www.accesscorrections.com register and follow the instructions

  33. heartbkn mother Sat, Jul 27 2013 9:31 AM

    wtf. what a drag that the hiring process didn't work here. Instead they hired the bottom of eligible potential employee. matt did you file a formal complaint against these punk ass guards. good luck with the future

  34. desperate mom Sun, Jul 28 2013 4:33 PM

    Does anybody know how can we send money to someone in Mexico?

  35. REGINAGOMEZ Mon, Jul 29 2013 9:25 PM

    HELLO MY NAME IS REGINA GOMEZ MY HUSBAND ISMAEL PEREZ HERNANDEZ WAS DETAINED, AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET A HOLD OF HIM OR SEE WHAT HAPPEND AFTER SEEING JUDGE IS THEIR ANY WAY I COULD GET HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME AT SHORTYPEREZ04@GMAIL.COM

  36. Rhonda Newsom Thu, Sep 12 2013 2:09 PM

    You can put money on their phone acct. at 800-483-8314. Has to be in $25 increments. I put $25 and they took $9 right off the bat for some frickin charges. and it was enough for 3 phone calls. short phone calls.

  37. rhonew Thu, Sep 12 2013 2:11 PM

    I am trying to find out visiting hours for level 4 inmates. Does anybody know? Please email rhonew@yahoo.com. Cannot get through to their phones.

  38. Antonio Wed, Sep 18 2013 7:13 PM

    I would like to know if there is Maria Guadalupe Calderon Garcia federal number 14026380, to visit she, there are two Otero's Towns in NM.

  39. elizabeth bravo Sun, Feb 02 2014 1:50 AM

    necesito saber el saldo de la tarjeta de un preso como puedo buscarla pagina ??

  40. ricardo Sun, Jul 06 2014 10:59 PM

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  41. ricardo Sun, Jul 06 2014 11:02 PM

    si alguin sabe o tiene un familiar en migracion por favor ayudenme rickxs619@gmail.com moises daniel marin vasquez nacio en 1994 gracias

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