Santa Fe County Detention Center Inmate Search

Santa Fe County Detention Center is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Santa Fe County, NM. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Santa Fe County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Santa Fe County Detention Center are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Santa Fe County Detention Center

Jail Type :

County Jail

Location:

4312 State Highway 14, Sante Fe, New Mexico, 87505

City:

Sante Fe

Postal Code:

87505

State :

New Mexico (NM)

County:

Santa Fe County

Phone:

505-471-4941

Email:

[email protected]

Fax:

505-471-3772

Prison beds:

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Phone Carrier:

Securus Tech

Website:

http://www.santafecountynm.gov/corrections/adultfacility


Santa Fe County Detention Center Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Santa Fe County Detention Center?

  • Santa Fe County Detention Center maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Santa Fe County Detention Center Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Sante Fe police department at 505-471-4941 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Santa Fe County Detention Center?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check New Mexico inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in New Mexico.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Santa Fe County Detention Center?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 505-471-4941.


Santa Fe County Detention Center Visitation Hours:

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

History

Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest state capital of all the state capitals in the United States. It was founded by colonists from Spain in 1610. The name Santa Fe is also linked to the trail bearing its name The Santa Fe Trail was the nineteenth century transportation route used by settlers beginning in 1821. The original Trail ran through the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The Trail had been the major trade route for Spain from Mexico City northward into the present-day United States from 1598 through 1882. Santa Fe was near the end of that route geographically.

The original correctional facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico began in 1885 as the Penitentiary of New Mexico. It was then a men’s maximum-security prison. Now there are three other facilities known respectively as Level V, Level VI and Level II. All three were opened between 1985 and 1990. New Mexico was the first prison system in the United States to use prison workers to build highways.

Under Spanish rule long term incarceration was not viewed as practical. However, in the New Mexico Territory jails had many issues. For example, under both Spanish and Mexican control the Nuevo Mexico jails did not keep prisoners for long periods of time, but rather preferred to impose fines, or sometimes floggings. Other methods included forced labor, or banishment, and yet at other times simply applied death as a penalty. All of these at one time were viewed as effective corrective policies to remedy the wrong committed.

Famous residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico include General Kearny who in 1846 assumed control over New Mexico during the Mexican American War. He had responsibility for the jails and incarcerations at that time. Though the terms of incarcerations lengthened after the war there were few revenues or funds available from local governing bodies to enlarge or improve the small-scale correctional system during this period.

Another colorful resident of Santa Fe included the infamous ‘Billy the Kid.’ He was an avid reader even by today’s standards and likely got ideas for his many escapes from local New Mexico newspaper articles about jail escapes. Originally jail breaks were nothing more than prisoners getting up and walking out. However, that was in the mid to late 1800’s and technology as is known today in the 21st century did not exist yet.

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