Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

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Guadalupe County Correctional Facility Information

The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility is a 600 bed jail in the city of Santa Rosa, Guadalupe County, New Mexico. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 575-472-1001.

Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the New Mexico State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 575-472-1001, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility at 575-472-1001 to get it.

Phone: 575-472-1001

Physical Address:
South Highway 54
PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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How Do You Find Someone in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

To search for an inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 575-472-1001 for the information you are looking for. You can also lookup an offender's Criminal Court Case online for Guadalupe County or any other county in New Mexico.

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility Inmate Search

The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility maintains an average of 600 offenders in custody on any given day. The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Guadalupe County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 12,360 offenders.

The following charts of Guadalupe County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Guadalupe County Corrections Department, the state of New Mexico Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Guadalupe County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Guadalupe County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
The Sheriff in Guadalupe County oversees the safety and the security of the surrounding community, and makes arrests as needed, enforces all local laws, and works with other law enforcement agencies when needed. There is a small holding area for any detainees when they are first arrested, and they may be booked into that facility with their mug shot, fingerprints, charges, and identifying information. Each of these detainees will be permitted a phone call to a lawyer or to a friend or family member to obtain counsel, and will then learn of their bail. Those who are unable to make bail, who are serving an extended sentence, or who require increased security measures, will be transferred to the nearby Guadalupe County Correctional Center. The Correctional Center was finished in 1999 and houses all of the local inmates before and after their sentencing. Outgoing phone calls can be made to family and friends at either facility, and for those who are staying longer than a few weeks there will be opportunities for visits with family. For security reasons the days and times of visits are not published, and the schedule can be accessed only by contacting the facility direction to schedule a visit. Inmates may not receive incoming phone calls but they can receive and respond to mail, including photographs that are 4x6 or smaller and that are not polaroid or of inappropriate subjects.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, call the jail’s booking line at 575-472-1001.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Guadalupe County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Guadalupe County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Guadalupe County and other New Mexico and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
Inmate Bail and Bonding

What is Bail?

Bail is what the arrested in Guadalupe County must pay or do to stay out of jail until the first court appearance. 

The agreement to bail acts as a promise that the arrested will return to court for court dates and trial. Bail usually refers to a dollar amount, but bail can also mean something that has to be done, or a condition such as reporting to an officer of the court, a curfew, restraining orders or attending a treatment program. 

Bail is usually a significant enough amount of money and/or condition that the person will be negatively impacted and has incentive to return to court and not flee. A flight risk usually means that the person would flee the area, and not necessary that they are going to take an airplane. 

If a judge in Guadalupe County feels that the arrested will return to court for further proceedings, the arrested could be released under a conditional release without needing to pay bail money. This is called Released on Own Recognizance, or ROR.  

Conditions for ROR might be to obey all court orders and laws, maintain contact with the lawyer, report changes in residence or have no contact with the victim. Family support will show the court that there are people who will make sure that the defendant makes it to court. 

If the judge or bail schedule determines that the defendant would be a danger to the public if they were released, bail can be denied, and the person will be detained in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility until the case is resolved or goes to trial. 

Bail can be denied if the defendant did not comply with bail conditions from a previous arrest. Bail is usually denied in cases of violent offenses. 

What is the difference between Bail and Bond?

Bail and bond are used interchangeably to mean the same thing but technically, they are different. The bail is the amount to be paid and a bond is a signed document promising payment of the bail amount with certain conditions. Think of a bond as a loan to pay for the bail.  

What are the different types of bonds in Guadalupe County?

Cash bonds or personal recognizance bonds are recognized in New Mexico, and it is up to the judge to determine which bond will be accepted.

A professional bondsperson makes money, at least 10% of the bond amount by providing you with a “loan” called a bond. The percent that they charge is fixed by the state and cannot be negotiated. The defendant or surety does not get that 10% or more back even if the terms of the bail are met. 

Since the bondsperson signed off, to be responsible that you show to court as your surety, they can send a bounty hunter to bring you to court if you flee.  A bondsperson does not have to give you a bond if the defendant seems to be too much of a risk.

Ask the bondsperson to explain all the costs: percentage, fees or court fees. There is never a reason to rush through signing the paperwork with a bond company.  Make sure that everything told to you is in writing and that you understand what you are signing. Ask questions, and if you feel rushed or don’t understand the contract with the bond company, you might want to call another one.

(There have been phone scams where a bond company calls and informs a person that their family member has been arrested and they ask for financial information.  A bondsperson will not call asking for money without involvement of the arrested.)

Does Guadalupe County have bail?  

In 2016, New Mexico voters approved a constitutional amendment to almost completely eliminate the cash bail system. The change was implemented to prevent low-risk offenders from remaining in jail before trial because they could not afford bail.  

Since this recent change in law, the Guadalupe County judges are now able to deny bail in felony cases for the more “dangerous” accused. This in consequence keeps more, but not all people in jail without any option for pre-trial release. The arrested are either released on a personal recognizance bond or held based on a judge’s assessment of the danger they pose to the public. Very few are released on bail.

What kind of bonds are accepted in Guadalupe County?

Cash bonds or personal recognizance bonds are recognized in Guadalupe County.

Who can set bail in Guadalupe County?

Defendants are either released or held based on a judge’s assessment of the danger they pose to the public.

When is bail set in Guadalupe County?  

The determination to hold or release a defendant pretrial must be made within 3 days for those being held in a local detention center.

Can I get the bail or bond reduced in Guadalupe County New Mexico? 

There is no bail, however, your attorney may request a second hearing to determine if a defendant is to be released.

In Guadalupe County New Mexico, who can pay bail for me? 

The person posting bail could be a relative or close friend, called a surety, because they are promising and taking responsibility that you will return to court to get their money back. The defendant can also pay bail.

Can bail be paid online in Guadalupe County New Mexico?  

Yes, New Mexico does offer online bail payment. Please contact the jail for specific information on how to pay bail: go to the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility for more information about the jails in Guadalupe County.

More information on payment:

What options are there to pay bail in Guadalupe County New Mexico? 

If bail was set, refer to the information on payment:

Will I get all my bond money back in New Mexico? 

If bail was set, refer to the information on payment:

Can I get bail or a bond with no money down in Guadalupe County? 

A cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond are bonds where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front however there might be court fees due.

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court can send the sheriff’s department to arrest you. 

Cash bonds and PR bonds are types of unsecured bonds because you are not securing it with any money down. In bond terms, a surety is a person who will be responsible to make sure that you will show to court and will be responsible to pay the bond if the arrested person does not show up.  A surety can be family, friend or a bondsperson. Your attorney cannot act as a surety.

What are the least expensive and affordable bail bonds in New Mexico?  

The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility or court in this jurisdiction can provide you with a list of approved and licensed bond companies, but they cannot recommend a specific company. You are not obligated to use the first company available and can call several companies to compare what kind of bonds that the bondsperson is willing to execute.  

The percentage of bail that the bond company can charge is 10% and cannot be negotiated.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility? What is the Schedule?

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

South Highway 54
PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
575-472-1001

  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • You must be on the inmate's visitor list.
  • The actual visitation times may depend on the inmate and their housing location. Call 575-472-1001 and get your inmate's times and make an appointment to visit.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per week.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per inmate.
  • Visitors must have a government issued photo ID.
  • Dress professionally with non-revealing clothing.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE - ALWAYS CALL 575-472-1001 TO CONFIRM VISITATION SCHEDULE!

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
MONDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Guadalupe County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Guadalupe County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, and what can I send them?

Postcards
The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.
Envelopes
The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes or paper letters due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities.
To confirm that the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility still allows letters in envelopes call 575-472-1001 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions.
Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.
Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.
Books
Most jails allow books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility standards will be disposed of.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.
To confirm that the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 575-472-1001.
Care packages
Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.
When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.
Call 575-472-1001 to see if the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Guadalupe County Correctional Facility’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-472-1001 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Guadalupe County

What are the other City and County Jails in Guadalupe County?

Guadalupe County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Guadalupe County?

Guadalupe Torrance Lincoln San Miguel Quay De Baca
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Search for an Inmate in Guadalupe County

This facility, known as "Guadalupe County Correctional Facility" is also known as Guadalupe County Jail & Correctional Facility, Guadalupe County Jail & Correctional Facility, New Mexico, Guadalupe.