San Juan County Juvenile Detention

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San Juan County Juvenile Detention Information

Providing services to youth and their families throughout San Juan County, the facility works with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, and other service providers to meet the needs of the juveniles. There are 47 beds in the secure detention section that hold any juveniles who are determined to require detention after their risk assessment, when they have been accused of a delinquent act. It accepts juveniles who are between 12 and 18 years of age and offers separate housing units for the male juveniles and the female juveniles, also separating them by age and history of behavior in detention. Also within the facility, there is a medical unit with crisis rooms, an isolation room for disease control, classrooms where school is held, and recreational spaces. Life skills, art classes, health and nutrition, career readiness, and others are offered alongside high school core classes. A behavior modification system is in operation throughout the facility to encourage positive decisions, good behavior, and following the rules. As a youth works through the levels 0 through 3, they will gain privileges, responsibilities, and can also lose privileges for rule breaking and other decisions. Mail: 851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1 Farmington, NM 87401 Residents may receive unlimited mail, but it must have a full return address and all letters and packages will be opened and inspected with the youth to check for contraband. Phones: The behavioral program allows for youth to earn additional phone privileges, and they will be able to call their immediate family during their approved phone hours. Visitation: Immediate family members may visit but must book an appointment at least one day before. Each visit is 15 minutes long and they are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7pm, 7:20pm, 8pm, 8:20pm and 8:40pm.

Phone: 505-324-5800

Physical Address:
851 Andrea Drive
Farmington, NM 87401

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Juvenile's Name
San Juan County Juvenile Detention
851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1
Farmington, NM 87401

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Juvenile's Name
San Juan County Juvenile Detention
851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1
Farmington, NM 87401

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention?

To search for an inmate in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention, 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 505-324-5800 for the information you are looking for. You can also lookup an offender's Criminal Court Case online for San Juan County or any other county in New Mexico.

San Juan County Juvenile Detention Inmate Search

The San Juan County Juvenile Detention maintains an average of 47 offenders in custody on any given day. The San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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 San Juan County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 13,600 offenders.

The following charts of San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention

Providing services to youth and their families throughout San Juan County, the facility works with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, and other service providers to meet the needs of the juveniles. There are 47 beds in the secure detention section that hold any juveniles who are determined to require detention after their risk assessment, when they have been accused of a delinquent act. It accepts juveniles who are between 12 and 18 years of age and offers separate housing units for the male juveniles and the female juveniles, also separating them by age and history of behavior in detention. Also within the facility, there is a medical unit with crisis rooms, an isolation room for disease control, classrooms where school is held, and recreational spaces. Life skills, art classes, health and nutrition, career readiness, and others are offered alongside high school core classes. A behavior modification system is in operation throughout the facility to encourage positive decisions, good behavior, and following the rules. As a youth works through the levels 0 through 3, they will gain privileges, responsibilities, and can also lose privileges for rule breaking and other decisions. Mail: 851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1 Farmington, NM 87401 Residents may receive unlimited mail, but it must have a full return address and all letters and packages will be opened and inspected with the youth to check for contraband. Phones: The behavioral program allows for youth to earn additional phone privileges, and they will be able to call their immediate family during their approved phone hours. Visitation: Immediate family members may visit but must book an appointment at least one day before. Each visit is 15 minutes long and they are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7pm, 7:20pm, 8pm, 8:20pm and 8:40pm.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the San Juan County Juvenile Detention?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the San Juan County Juvenile Detention, call the jail’s booking line at 505-324-5800.

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.

San Juan County Juvenile Detention Booking Roster

What happens during booking in San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention?

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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention
Inmate Bail and Bonding

What is Bail?

Bail is what the arrested in San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County?

Cash bonds or personal recognizance bonds are recognized in San Juan County.

Who can set bail in San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention for more information about the jails in San Juan County.

More information on payment:

What options are there to pay bail in San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention? What is the Schedule?

San Juan County Juvenile Detention ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

851 Andrea Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
505-324-5800

  • 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 505-324-5800 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 505-324-5800 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

San Juan County Juvenile Detention ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

851 Andrea Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
505-324-5800

  • Visits are 15 minutes.
  • You must be on the inmate's visitor list.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Parents, legal guardians and grandparents only.
  • Three visitors at one time
  • Visitors must have a government issued photo ID.
  • Dress professionally with non-revealing clothing.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE - ALWAYS CALL 505-324-5800 TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS

DAY TIME
SUNDAY Visits by appt. only
MONDAY Visits by appt. only
TUESDAY 7:00 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 8:40 p.m
WEDNESDAY Visits by appt. only
THURSDAY 7:00 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 8:40 p.m
FRIDAY Visits by appt. only
SATURDAY 7:00 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 8:40 p.m

 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 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 San Juan County Juvenile Detention?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention?

Collect Calls

  • Almost every jail, including San Juan County Juvenile Detention, will allow inmates to contact pre-approved friends and family members' phones by calling collect.
  • Calling collect is typically the most expensive way to contact people by phone and in many cases, it requires credit approval or a deposit to be made into a third-party phone company account through a contract with the jail.

Direct Calls

  • Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) that is less expensive and allows your inmate to use their phone system to make direct calls to your land line or cell phone.
  • To find out about San Juan County Juvenile Detention phone services, call 505-324-5800 or review the information on the Inmate Phone page.
  • Some jails also allow sell phone cards directly to an inmate in the jail commissary store.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention, and what can I send them?

San Juan County Juvenile Detention Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The San Juan County Juvenile Detention also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Juvenile's Name
San Juan County Juvenile Detention
851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1
Farmington, NM 87401



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Juvenile's Name
San Juan County Juvenile Detention
851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1
Farmington, NM 87401



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the 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
The San Juan County Juvenile Detention allows 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 noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the San Juan County Juvenile Detention 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.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Juvenile's Name
San Juan County Juvenile Detention
851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1
Farmington, NM 87401

San Juan County Juvenile Detention Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the San Juan County Juvenile Detention:
Juvenile's Name
San Juan County Juvenile Detention
851 Andrea Dr., Suite 1
Farmington, NM 87401


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the San Juan County Juvenile Detention have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about San Juan County Juvenile Detention’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-324-5800 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the San Juan County Juvenile Detention? What does it look like?
Other Jails in San Juan County

What are the other City and County Jails in San Juan County?

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding San Juan County?

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