Valencia County Detention Center

Search for an Inmate in Valencia County

Valencia County Detention Center Information

The Valencia County Detention Center is a 200 bed jail in the city of Los Lunas, Valencia 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 505-565-8900, 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 Valencia County Detention Center at 505-565-8900 to get it.

Phone: 505-565-8900

Physical Address:
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Other Jails and Prisons

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

To search for an inmate in the Valencia 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 505-565-8900 for the information you are looking for. You can also lookup an offender's Criminal Court Case online for Valencia County or any other county in New Mexico.

Valencia County Detention Center Inmate Search

The Valencia County Detention Center maintains an average of 200 offenders in custody on any given day. The Valencia 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 Valencia County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 4,000 offenders.

The following charts of Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia County Detention Center

Valencia County Detention Center in Valencia County is focused on treatment, re-entry, accountability, networking, safety, organization, respect, and to stay on their mission of providing safe, secure, and humane experiences for all those who are sentenced to the facility.

For basic questions about inmates and policies that are not considered private or confidential the facility can be contacted at 505-565-8900, but they will not provide confidential or protected information.

For the experience to be a success there must be successful re-integration to society after the sentence has been completed, and reduced recidivism rates for both male and female inmates.

Several rehabilitation programs are in place and after arrival offenders undergo an assessment which will determine not only what housing assignment will be the correct one, but also which programs and services will most benefit them during their stay.

Valencia County Detention Center has an approach for the population that focuses on what will help offenders to have the best results for re-entry, and to build a new life in their community after incarceration.

Along with the programs provided, medical care and mental health support are also provided, and inmates will receive the care that they need and can access support groups.

Healthy meals are provided each day, and they will also have access to commissary purchases, which can be funded by family members or friends.

Access to phones is also available to ensure that inmates can remain in contact with their friends and family, and to receive calls an account can be created, and they will have access to the phones during daytime hours.

Mail is also available to:

Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031

... with staff checking for contraband both when new mail arrives and when mail leaves the building through the post office.

Visits can be suspended for any reason but are able to be confirmed online.  

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Valencia County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 505-565-8900.

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.

Valencia County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia County Detention Center
Inmate Visitation

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

Valencia County Detention Center Inmate Visitation Schedule

436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
505-565-8900

  • First, you must register an account with jailatm, then add Valencia County Detention Center, then your inmate.
  • Second, you can choose a time to visit.
  • Offsite Video Visits can be done on Android, IOS (Apple) or Windows devices.
  • All visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the appointment or up to 1 weeks in advance.
  • CHECK-IN: 10 minutes prior to scheduled visit.
  • Valid picture identification (e.g., driver’s license, State I.D., or Military I.D.) is required at Check-In.
  • Visitors under the age of 17 must be listed as an additional visitor and accompanied and supervised by an authorized visitor over the age of 18.
  • If a visitor loses internet connection during an offsite video visitation session, no refund will be issued.

ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
MONDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
TUESDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
THURSDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
FRIDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
SATURDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM


REMOTE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
MONDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
THURSDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Register for Remote Video Visitation with your inmate at the Valencia County Detention Center by going here.


Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visists and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
For help with signing up and using the inmate visitation app, go here to get your questions answered.
Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Valencia County Detention Center may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
You Can Send Money
Valencia County Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.
You Can Send Gift Packs
Valencia County Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

You Can Email Inmate
Valencia County Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Valencia County Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 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 Valencia County Detention Center?

Valencia County Detention Center Inmate Visitation Schedule

436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
505-565-8900

  • First, you must register an account with jailatm, then add Valencia County Detention Center, then your inmate.
  • Second, you can choose a time to visit.
  • Offsite Video Visits can be done on Android, IOS (Apple) or Windows devices.
  • All visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the appointment or up to 1 weeks in advance.
  • CHECK-IN: 10 minutes prior to scheduled visit.
  • Valid picture identification (e.g., driver’s license, State I.D., or Military I.D.) is required at Check-In.
  • Visitors under the age of 17 must be listed as an additional visitor and accompanied and supervised by an authorized visitor over the age of 18.
  • If a visitor loses internet connection during an offsite video visitation session, no refund will be issued.

ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
MONDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
TUESDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
THURSDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
FRIDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM
SATURDAY 10:00AM - 7:30PM


REMOTE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
MONDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
THURSDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY 7:30AM - 11:30AM
1:00PM - 4:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Valencia County Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Valencia County Detention Center uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Valencia County Detention Center first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Valencia County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Valencia County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Valencia County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose New Mexico, then choose Valencia County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Valencia County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Valencia County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Valencia County Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Valencia County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Valencia County Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do Inmates in Valencia County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Valencia County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Valencia County Detention Center uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Valencia County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Valencia County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Valencia County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Valencia County Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

Valencia County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Valencia County Detention Center 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 Valencia County Detention Center 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:
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031



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 Valencia County Detention Center 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 Valencia County Detention Center 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:
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Valencia County Detention Center Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Valencia County Detention Center 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 Valencia County Detention Center:
Inmate's Full Name
Valencia County Detention Center
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031


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 Valencia County Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

Valencia County Detention Center contracts with Access Securepak (aka MyCarePak) for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select New Mexico.
3. Select Valencia County Detention Center.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected].
* You can write them at:
    Access Securepak
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Valencia County Detention Center staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Valencia County Detention Center's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.


*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Valencia County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Valencia County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Select New Mexico, then select Valencia County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Valencia County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Valencia County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Valencia County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Valencia County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Valencia County Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

How to Email an Inmate at Valencia County Detention Center

Using Jail ATM Digital Messaging with an Inmate at Valencia County Detention Center - Sending and Receiving Messages.



How It Works:

Once you sign up with Jail ATM instant Messaging you can you can send texts from the cell phone associated with the mobile number you provided at sign-up, and receive text messages from the inmate on the same cell phone. You can only use the phone number you signed up with or it won't work.

To learn more about this email service, check out our full instructions, including fees at our emailing and texting page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Valencia County Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Valencia 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 Valencia County Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 505-565-8900 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Valencia County Detention Center? What does it look like?
Other Jails Nearby

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

Valencia Bernalillo Cibola Socorro Torrance
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Search for an Inmate in Valencia County

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