Office of General Counsel

Office of General Counsel is responsible for managing all legal affairs for the New Mexico Corrections Department. There are five attorneys and a general counsel in the division. There are also paralegals who work with the attorneys at large and handle administrative duties as well.

The Division also manages litigation, conducts training, reviews policies, contracts and legislation and serves as a liaison to external legal organizations.  Representation involves advising institutions and probation/parole officers in various areas of the law, and defending the Department in pro se inmate civil law cases and employment matters.

The division includes the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO). The EEO Officer investigates matters involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment/discrimination and various types of other work related complaints, and provides training on employment discrimination and other related topics.

The Division's primary telephone numbers is (505) 827-8691.

Public Records Inspection Request

The Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to information governmental affairs. The law requires public access to virtually all public records with a few exceptions most records are available for public inspection. Each state agency and local governmental entities have designated a records custodian to whom requests to inspect records should be addressed. To request to inspect records from this office please send a written request to:

Office of General Counsel
c/o General Counsel, Jim Brewster
New Mexico Corrections Department
PO Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116

Fax: 505.827.8533