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Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

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 […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

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 […]

How I Overcame Fear in Jail

Anyone sentenced to jail or prison for the first time is scared. If they tell you otherwise they are either lying or they're mentally ill. Your imagination runs wild and every jailhouse show you have ever seen comes to mind. The first time I went to jail I was only 18, and I went for […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

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

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 […]

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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

STATE COUNTY BEDS
New Mexico Otero
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
10 McGregor Range Road
Chaparral, NM 88081
 

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, […]

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

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 […]

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

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 […]

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You're frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you […]

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated. Get […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

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 […]

Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

Face it. You can only send so many selfies, family group shots or photos of the dog on the couch to your inmate before it becomes boring for both of you. Try these ideas to spice up the fun! Have a party for the inmate Gather friends and family together and have a party. Choose […]

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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

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