The Adult Prisons Division is the largest division within the New Mexico Corrections Department incarcerating approximately 6,700 inmates in six public operated and five privately operated facilities. The Adult Prisons Division oversees the Health Services Bureau, Office of Offender Management Services and the 11-prison facilities.
The Adult Prisons Division is dedicated to ensuring our prisons are operated with a priority of public safety. Security and recidivism reduction are the priorities of the Division.
Offender Management Services
The Office of Offender Management Services is a merger of the Records and Classification Bureaus establishing an Office following the best practices of inmate management in Corrections. The purpose of the Office of Offender Management Services is public safety.
Specifically ensuring those individuals sent to the New Mexico Corrections Department have a Judgment and Sentence that gives NMCD the authority to incarcerate them. Through this office after completing the Reception and Diagnostic Center process, inmates will be housed at an appropriate prison facility based upon their security and programming needs. The office further ensures earned and forfeited good time is accounted for and posted consistent with state statute and NMCD policy. The Office of Offender Management Services is responsible for determining the inmates proper release from incarceration.
The Office of Offender Management Services is committed to the safety of the institutions, recidivism reduction, and ensuring the proper release of inmates.
Health Services Bureau
The Health Services Bureau has oversight of the medical services contract, mental health care and addictions treatment of NMCD inmates. The Health Services Bureau is committed to the proper care and treatment of inmates. This is an important component of public safety. Inmates with mental health issues or addictions issues if ignored will not likely succeed upon re-entry to our communities. Thus programs such as the Residential Drug Abuse Program can assist the individual inmate in conquering addiction and also reduce overall recidivism and make our neighborhoods safer.
The Adult Prisons Division of the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) provides administrative oversight to six state-operated and five privately-operated prisons.
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Inmate grievances are confidential
Any questions concerning a grievance the inmate must address at the facility directly.