Monday, September 26, 2016


All eleven of our prisons are PREA compliant! This is a big deal and we are so proud of each and every person that worked hard to make this happen! Because of the compliance a few weeks ago Governor Martinez came out to present Certificates of Excellence to the Wardens and PREA Coordinators.

 For those of you who don’t know, PREA is the Prison Rape Elimination Act and it was passed in 2003. The purpose of the Act is to eliminate sexual assault and staff sexual abuse in prisons, jails, police lockups, private prisons, juvenile facilities and community confinement facilities.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections has a zero-tolerance policy for incidents of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. We strive to eliminate these at all the Adult Prison Facilities across New Mexico. We are committed to ensuring safer prisons.


We strive to not only meet these standards but exceed them.



Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Almost every week a probationer or parolee decides to break the conditions of their release and stop checking in. When this happens our Security Threat Intelligence Unit is tasked with tracking them down. Currently there are 1,703 absconders in the state of New Mexico.
With the joint efforts of STIU and other New Mexico Law Enforcement agencies, so far this year alone 2,210 absconders have been arrested.
Our job at NMCD is to help offenders transition back into the community on parole and guide them through their probation to keep them from committing new crimes. As part of our public safety mission we have a duty to protect the public and this means finding absconders.
You can help us. Many of these absconders are in and around your neighborhood. Take a look at our most recent Most Wanted and DWI Most Wanted posters to see if you recognize anyone. We are stronger when we are working together to keep New Mexico safe.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Class #333

Currently class #333 has 36 cadets going through the Training Academy who are working hard to become Probation/Parole and Correctional Officer’s.

What they are trying to do isn’t easy. Every day our PPO’s and CO’s go to work in what can be dangerous and hostile environments. They have to constantly stay on their toes and think quickly.  These types of things contribute the vacancy rate.

 Our vacancy rates at each of the facilities are as followed:





SCC- 49%

RCC- 45%

Due to these vacancies our rookies will go into a job that requires mandatory overtime.  They know the challenges of the job and still they are committed. Good luck to the cadets as they continue on their journey.
Please take some time to thank the PPO’s and CO’s around you for being committed to the public safety of New Mexico.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Mexico Corrections Department Job Fair

With the closing of Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, the New Mexico Corrections Department hopes to hire many of the staff who are without jobs.

NMCD is hosting a job fair in Grants at the National Guard Armory Thursday and Friday from 9-4.  We will have many of our divisions there and we will be hiring Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Administrative positions, Food Service, and Medical staff.

Date: August 25th & 26th

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Grants, NM National Guard Armory
2001 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020

NMCD is excited to offer this opportunity to join our family of correctional professionals. This event is a rapid hire process so we are hopeful that people can come in the morning and leave with a guaranteed job by the afternoon.
If interested please bring the following documents:
  • Birth certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma
  • Social security card


Friday, August 19, 2016

Donation to Wounded Warrior Project

The Clovis Probation/Parole office donated 22 boxes worth of hygiene and clothing items to the Wounded Warrior Project.  It was approximately $700.00 worth of donations. Officials from the Clovis American Legion gathered the items and will submit them for donation.
 All of the Clovis officers took the time to collect all of these items. This is just another example of the Ethics and Dedication our Probation/Parole officers show on a daily basis. Not only are they making their communities safer, they are actively making them better.
Thank you to the Clovis team for going above and beyond to help your community!

Monday, July 25, 2016

National Probation/Parole Officer Week

Last week Probation and Parole Officers across the country were recognized for the hard work they put in every single day. They are on the frontlines and they handle heavy caseloads. Currently our PPO's have an average caseload of 110 per officer.
They do important work that too often goes unrecognized. They contribute to the safety of our cities and towns by supervising offenders returning to our communities. 96% of the inmates in our custody will be returning to our communities.

PPO's are a positive force of change in their communities. They help offenders become productive law abiding citizen through treatment, education and employment.

Thank you to all of our Probation/Parole Officers for making a difference!



Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Transport Vans

The New Mexico Corrections Department recently invested in several new state of the art prisoner transport vans.

The Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas is home to the state's Reception and Diagnostic Center. Because this where RDC is located, CNMCF transports inmates daily. They see dozens of transports every week as inmates are driven to more permanent living arrangements around the state.

Warden Ken Smith took some time to show us the vans and point out their safety features. They are equipped with cameras, cages, and an intercom system.

All of these features in the new vehicles help contribute to NMCD's commitment to the safety and well-being of the people of New Mexico by ensuring the secure transportation of the inmates entrusted to our care.