New Mexico Corrections Department
Gregg Marcantel Cabinet Secretary of Corrections
Joe Booker Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Operations
Aurora Sanchez Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Administration
This list includes detention facilities in New Mexico which house prisoners of the state.
- Northeastern New Mexico Detention Facility, Clayton, Union County (privately operated by the GEO Group)
- Central New Mexico Correctional Facility, Los Lunas, Valencia County
- Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, Santa Rosa, Guadalupe County (operated by the GEO Group)
- Lea County Correctional Center, Hobbs, Lea County (operated by the GEO Group)
- New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility, Grants, Cibola County (operated by the Corrections Corporation of America; inmate capacity 611)
- Otero County Prison Facility, Chaparral, Otero County (operated by the Management and Training Corporation)
- Penitentiary of New Mexico, Santa Fe, Santa Fé County
- Roswell Correctional Center, Roswell, Chaves County (inmate capacity 340)
- Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County (inmate capacity 764)
- Springer Correctional Facility, Springer, Colfax County (inmate capacity 296)
- The former New Mexico Boys School opened on October 1, 1909. The New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) closed it in 2005 and was transferred to the New Mexico Corrections Department. It became the Springer Correctional Facility.
- Western New Mexico Correctional Facility, Grants, Cibola County (inmate capacity 440)
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See more: New Mexico State Penitentiary riot
The Penitentiary of New Mexico Prison Riot, which took place on the weekend of February 2 and 3, 1980, was the most violent prison riot to date in the history of the American prison system. During an inmate takeover lasting only 36 hours, 33 inmates were killed and 12 officers were held hostage by prisoners who had escaped from cell blocks in the main unit. Inmates were brutally butchered, dismembered, decaptitated, burned alive with torches and hung up in the cell house for display. Although taking many years, this riot eventually led to several changes in New Mexico's prison system, including a modern inmate classification system modeled after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, as well as the closing of the prison cell blocks and dormitories that were in use at the time of the riot.
Since the establishment of the New Mexico Department of Corrections, 5 officers have died in the line of duty.
- List of law enforcement agencies in New Mexico
- List of United States state correction agencies
- List of U.S. state prisons
- New Mexico State Penitentiary riot
- "Directory." New Mexico Corrections Department. Retrieved on December 7, 2009. "Physical Address: 4337 NM 14, Santa Fe NM 87508"
- "Springer Correctional Facility." (Archive) New Mexico Corrections Department. Retrieved on December 6, 2013.
- The Officer Down Memorial Page