Quay County Detention Center

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Quay County Detention Center Information

The Quay County Detention Center is a 80 bed jail in the city of Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico. 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 575-461-4664, 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 Quay County Detention Center at 575-461-4664 to get it.

Phone: 575-461-4664

Physical Address:
323 West High Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate Full Name
Quay County Detention
323 West High Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401

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How Do You Find Someone in the Quay County Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Quay County Detention Center, 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 575-461-4664 for the information you are looking for. You can also lookup an offender's Criminal Court Case online for Quay County or any other county in New Mexico.

Quay County Detention Center Inmate Search

The Quay County Detention Center maintains an average of 80 offenders in custody on any given day. The Quay County Detention Center 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 Quay County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 1,600 offenders.

The following charts of Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay County Detention Center
Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Quay County Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Quay County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 575-461-4664.

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.

Quay County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay County Detention Center?

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 Quay 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 Quay County Detention Center 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 Quay County Detention Center 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 Quay County Detention Center
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Quay County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 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 Quay County Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Quay County Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Quay County Detention Center?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Quay County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay County Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Quay County Detention Center, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Quay County Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Quay County Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Quay County Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Quay County Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 575-461-4664 for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

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

Quay Union Harding San Miguel Guadalupe De Baca Curry Roosevelt Deaf Smith Oldham Hartley
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Search for an Inmate in Quay County

This facility, known as "Quay County Detention Center" is also known as Quay County Jail & Detention Center , Quay County Jail & Detention Center , New Mexico, Quay.