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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some 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 permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

What to do if a Family Member Goes Missing

When a family member goes missing, it strikes fear in the heart of loved ones but panicking will not help the situation. The following steps can narrow the search and if authorities become involved will help them streamline the process. Contact authorities. Tell them you do not wish to wait 24 hours because your family […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

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. […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

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+ Otero County Law Breakers

The Otero County Prison Facility (federal) in Chaparral, Otero County, New Mexico, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Otero County Prison Facility (federal) are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Otero County Prison Facility (federal) are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Otero County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the New Mexico Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Otero County Prison Facility (federal) are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in Otero County, New Mexico is: Otero County Jail & Detention Center.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Otero County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Otero County Prison Facility (federal) Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Otero County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

Otero County Prison Facility (federal) Inmate Search

New Mexico Otero
10 McGregor Range Road
Chaparral, NM 88081

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, "Possession of a Class I drug for resale," or "Possession of a Class II drug". How They're Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are […]

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 […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

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 […]

Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

The one thing that is consistent about US prison sentences is their inconsistency. Each state sets its own rules to use for each criminal offense. The more serious crimes, called felonies, are typically given longer sentences, while less serious crimes, called misdemeanors have shorter sentences. Taking a life — A premeditated murder can result

5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

How to Survive Prison

Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration. Expand Your Skills If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. Whether it is music lessons, anger management or business math, anything you learn is something […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

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 Michigan include: Pending Cases If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

How to find out if you've been a Victim of Fraud

In most cases of fraud, the victim's identity is stolen and unauthorized purchases are made. News stories report victims making the discovery after they are thousands of dollars in debt for things they never purchased. There are usually signs before it gets to that point, but you have to know what to look for. Obtain […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

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 Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

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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?

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  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.

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

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