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Colfax County Jail & Sheriff
444 Hereford Ave.
Raton, NM 87740

505-445-5562

The Colfax County Jail & Sheriff is the main jail in Colfax County New Mexico. While the police in the cities and towns in Colfax County can arrest and detain offenders, the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff is the facility that is accredited by New Mexico to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Colfax County Jail & Sheriff is located at:
444 Hereford Ave.
Raton, NM 87740 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 505-445-5562.

The main reason that people call 505-445-5562 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Colfax County Jail & Sheriff that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Colfax County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Colfax County Jail & Sheriff have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Colfax County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff has approximately 760 bookings, with a daily average of 38 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 9.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Colfax County Jail & Sheriff is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Colfax County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the New Mexico Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Colfax County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the New Mexico Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Colfax County Jail & Sheriff

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Colfax County Jail & Sheriff supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Colfax County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Colfax County Jail & Sheriff, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Colfax County Jail & Sheriff adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Colfax County Jail & Sheriff

STATE COUNTY BEDS
New Mexico Colfax 38


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

444 Hereford Ave.
Raton, NM 87740


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

505-445-2988

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
444 Hereford Ave.
Raton, NM 87740


EMAIL

[email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico?
There are 38 inmates in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Colfax County Jail & Sheriff will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico every year?
In 2021, a total of 760 offenders were booked into the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff.

How many people work at the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico?
The Colfax County Jail & Sheriff maintains a staff of approximately 9. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. New Mexico law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Colfax County Jail & Sheriff INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 505-445-5562 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a New Mexico prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff in New Mexico?
The Colfax County Jail & Sheriff address and phone number is: 444 Hereford Ave.
Raton, NM 87740. Their phone number is 505-445-5562. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Colfax County Jail & Sheriff, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Colfax County Jail & Sheriff inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff?
Call 505-445-5562 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Colfax County Jail & Sheriff. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Colfax County Jail & Sheriff.

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