Senior Chaplain Rev. Calvin Robinson

505.470.7174 Cell
505.827.8808 Fax

The New Mexico Corrections Department appreciates the hard work and dedication of our faithful volunteers who serve our incarcerated and those returning from prison to the community. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource to our department as they provide hope, examples of neighbors who care, reduce recidivism and help to make our community a safer and better place. This section of our website will include contact information on our chaplains who are the key point persons for our institutional volunteer programs and information on the participating ministries & volunteer groups.

We recognize the priority of our volunteers having access to relevant training materials that will assist them serve with confidence in the prisons and that will also assist them in the recruitment of friends who are interested in becoming volunteers. Toward that end, our revised volunteer handbook is provided as a training resource to fulfill our goal of providing standardized training materials for all of our state and private prison volunteers.

We appreciate your investment in the lives of the men and women in our prisons and trust that the handbook will be a resource that you can use as a handy reference guide. Feel free to make copies as needed.

  • Albuquerque
  • Clayton
  • Grants
  • Hobbs
  • Las Cruces
  • Los Lunas
  • Roswell
  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Rosa
  • Springer

Be advised you must attend one of the following trainings in 2015.

The next training sessions for volunteers for all prisons will be as follows, for the year of 2015

January 10, 2015 @ 8:00am Metro Church Albuquerque, NM Bishop L'Keith Jones
Church is located 4800 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 505.247.8695

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00am Legacy Church Albuquerque, NM Pastor Smothermon
Church is located - 7201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 505.831.8083

November 15, 2015 @ 8:00am God's House Church in Albuquerque, NM Pastor Bishop M.Shelby
Church is located 2335 Wyoming NE , Albuquerque, NM 87110 505.332.2457

Santa Fe PNM Volunteer Trainings 2015
July 14, 2015

PNM's training is held:
July 14th 2015 Tuesday Evening @ 5:45 p.m.
New Mexico Corrections Dept - Training Academy,
4337 State Highway 14, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0116
South of Santa Fe, on Highway to Madrid from Santa Fe

Please bring a copy of your Driver's License

Training for new volunteers and annual refresher training for veteran volunteers.

Please RSVP at least 5 days before attending and RSVP to :
Senior Chaplain Rev. Calvin Robinson
Corrdinator of Faith Based & of Volunteer Services
cell: (505) 470-7174
fax: (505) 827-8548
Courage Responsibility Ethics Dedication - CREDibly serving the public safety of New Mexico
"We commit to the safety and well-being of the people of New Mexico by doing the right thing, always."

Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility
Chaplain/Deacon Louis Montoya -
185 Doctor Michael Jenkins Rd.
Clayton, NM 88415
575.374.4005 ext: 1350

Chaplain Calvin Robinson -
P.O. Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility
Chaplain John Compton -
P.O. Box 800
Grants, NM 87020
505.287.2941, extension 23446
Lea County Correctional Facility
Wayne Brazil, Chaplain -
The GEO Group, Inc. -
6900 W. Millen Dr.
Hobbs, New Mexico 88244
575.392.4055 ext:179

Lea County Correction Facility will hold a training for those interested in becoming volunteers on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, The location is Jackson Ave. Baptist Church in Lovington NM. The address is 837 W. Jackson Ave. Lovington NM This training is in conjunction with the Kairos team meeting.

Note: You only have to attend one training every 12 months to be on the approved volunteer list. For example: if you attended the training in October of last year you are approved until next October.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility - SNMCF

Rev/Dr. Ron L. Adams, Chaplain
575.523.3296 ext: 3449
P.O. Box 639
Las Cruces, NM 88004-0639

I-10 West....Exit @ Airport make left across bridge, make first right onto Richard Larson and about 2 miles and make left on Joe Silva and follow signs.

P. O. Drawer 1328
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Chaplain Kevin Opatz

Roswell Correctional Center - RCC

Mary Christiansen, Programs Manager
RCC staff liaison for volunteer services 575.625.3119

Volunteer Chaplain Phil Grassie (Partners in Ministry)

Santa Fe PNM Volunteer Trainings 2014
March 11, 2014
July 8, 2014
October 14, 2014

Please bring a copy of your Driver's License

PNM's training is held:
Tuesday Evenings 5:45 p.m.
New Mexico Corrections Dept - Training Academy,
4337 State Highway 14, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0116
South of Santa Fe, on Highway to Madrid from Santa Fe

For more Volunteer Training information contact:
Chaplains, Jacob McLeroy or Deacon Andy Carrillo - 505.827.8332 or
P.O. Box 1059
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Guadalupe County Detention Facility
P.O. Box B520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Chaplain Zenaida Bridges
575.472.1001 ext:1308
575.472.1006 fax

SCC - Springer Correctional Center
P.O. Box 10
Springer, New Mexico 87747
Phone: 575.483.3100
FAX: 575.483.3169

Chaplain Bob Clevenger, Volunteer Chaplain - 575.483.3130

Crossings Living Unit Volunteers

Faith-based programming in the New Mexico Corrections Department is designed to help the inmates involved to establish or strengthen a relationship with God;

  • To learn to live in a faith community
  • To help them overcome hurts, addictive habits and hang-ups
  • To strengthen family relationships
  • To form new relationships within the Christian community

Volunteers from the Christian community are a critical part of the programming. They teach and model a lifestyle that will help the inmates accomplish these objectives.

Our goal is to encourage these men and women to become involved in similar programming in the local community upon release from prison. As they begin to be involved in a local faith community, they will be encouraged to remain free from the criminal activity and bring satisfying relationships to themselves and their families.

There are several units in operation at the present time by Crossings Inc a non-profit, volunteer based corporation. Volunteers are staffing the programs four nights a week. For information concerning volunteer opportunities please contact the Director of Faith-based Programming 505.382.6917.

  • 48 beds - Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility - Paul Oliver Unit.
  • 28 beds - Roswell Correctional Center
  • 55 beds - Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
  • Contact: Jan Thomas Phone: 505.382.6917
Crossing Prison Ministry is a formally recognized program within the New Mexico Corrections Department. It began over 13 years ago at the request of the Secretary of Corrections. It started at the Southern New Mexico Corrections Facility but is now an active program inside three of the 10 New Mexico state prisons. It utilizes all-volunteer instructors and inmates who attend classes four nights per week over an 18-month period. It utilizes a Christian, biblically-based curriculum and receives no funding from any public agency.