Valencia County Detention Center Inmate Tablet Rental

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Valencia County Detention Center

Address:
436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Phone:

505-565-8900

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Valencia County Detention Center

Renting a Tablet for Valencia County Detention Center Inmates

Valencia County Detention Center is, or will soon be, providing tablets for inmates to use for phone and visitation communication, as well as sending and receiving electronic messaging. If you don't see this facility's tablet service company listed below, call the jail at 505-565-8900 for information.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Valencia County Detention Center.  This allows all communication between inmates and their contacts to monitored during calls and visits, as well as delays while written communication is reviewed.

Please note that while the jail may provide the tablet for free, there will be a cost for ongoing use of it for entertainment and educational purposes.

Scroll down for a complete section outlining Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding renting tablets for Valencia County Detention Center Inmates.

Does Valencia County Detention Center have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Valencia County Detention Center’s tablet program at the top of this page. If there is no information about it, it is because they either have recently changed companies or are not yet providing this service for inmates. Call 505-565-8900 to confirm.

What can the inmates use the tablets for?

Inmates in jails and prisons are using tablets for all the communication services available such as video visitation, video phone calls, regular phone calls, and electronic messaging – which is like texting and email.

Tablets are also used for entertainment, such as watching movies, television shows, listening to music and reading e-books. It is also used for education, self-help information, and legal research.

Are the jail’s tablets connected to the internet?

No, they are not connected to the internet. All the messages, visits and programming goes through a system controlled by the company that provides the tablets, and through the jail. They control what each inmate sees. All messages are carefully screened and not delivered if the sender or the inmate violates jail policy.

How much do the tablets cost to use?

For accessing visits and messages, the tablets are free to us. Each unit has many of them, all provided by the company that has contracted with the jail. Of course, the video visits and messages have a fee and those are paid for by the inmate’s family and friends who use the service.

If inmates are supposedly being punished, why do they get access to tablets?

That’s the question a lot of people ask and don’t fully understand.

The way the jail staff looks at it, is that if they can keep the inmates busy and distracted, it makes it safer for them. 

Tablets also give them a certain power over controller an inmate’s behavior. For example, if an inmate knows that they will lose the privilege of having access to a tablet if they get into a fight or violate another rule or policy, they will be better behaved. 

Tablets are one of the few things that make an inmate feel as though they are free, and they don’t want to lose the privilege of having access to one.

What companies have tablets for jail and inmate use?

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Sales
JailATM
J Pay
NCIC
Oasis
Paytel
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications

What if an inmate breaks a tablet, do they have to pay for it?

Yes, if an inmate breaks a tablet, then they are responsible for paying for it. The money will come out of their commissary funds, so not only do they lose access to having a tablet as punishment, but they also won’t be able to purchase snacks on commissary.
 

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.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Valencia County Detention Center

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Valencia County Detention Center, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Valencia County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Valencia 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 Valencia 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.


 

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 a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Valencia County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

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


 

How to visit an inmate in Valencia County New Mexico using Remote Video Visitation 

To visit an inmate in Valencia County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Valencia County Detention Center uses a video visitation service called JailATM.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Valencia County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with JailATM.
  • Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visits and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
  • Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Valencia County Detention Center may or may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
  • Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
    1.  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 Valencia County Detention Center lobby.
    2.  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 your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow these to be sent to your inmate.
    3.  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.
  • Customer Support: 877-810-0914.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using JailATM to visit a Valencia County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

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:

  • Go to JailATM, choose New Mexico, then choose Valencia County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Valencia County Detention Center, and then 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.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

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


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Valencia County Detention Center?

To send messages to a Valencia County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Valencia County Detention Center contracts with JailATM / Prodigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Valencia County Detention Center account.
 
Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Valencia County Detention Center.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Valencia County Detention Center.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Valencia County Detention Center.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Valencia County Detention Center.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Valencia County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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