Northwest New Mexico Correctional Facility

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Northwest New Mexico Correctional Facility
Location1700 E Old Highway 66
Grants, New Mexico
Statusopen
Security classmixed
Capacity611
Opened1989
Managed byCore Civic

The Northwest New Mexico Correctional Facility (NNMCF), formerly the New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility (NMWCF),[1] is a privately owned prison for men, located in Grants, Cibola County, New Mexico.

The prison is owned and operated by the Corrections Corporation of America, under contract with the New Mexico Corrections Department. It opened in 1989 as the first privatized women's prison in the U.S.

In late 2015 state officials announced a plan to transfer all female inmates out of the facility, and to consolidate New Mexico's estimated population of 1200 sex offenders here.[2] In August 2016 it was renamed as Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility". New Mexico Corrections Department. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. ^ Horwath, Justin (17 November 2015). "State to reshuffle prisoners, consolidate sex offenders". Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center (Formerly New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility)". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 35°08′26″N 107°49′02″W / 35.140484°N 107.817223°W / 35.140484; -107.817223