Roswell Correctional Center

The Roswell Correctional Center (RCC) is located in Hagerman, New Mexico, a small Southeast New Mexico community with an approximate population of 1,100. The Center was originally classified as a Minimum Facility (level I) when it opened in 1978, with an inmate capacity of 65. In January 2000, the Department determined that it was in need of additional level II beds, at which time the center’s custody level increased from a Level I to a Level II facility with a capacity of 340 inmates. There are various programming and treatment opportunities at RCC including, education programs, welding program (with certification), substance abuse community and a volunteer fire department. There is a large volunteer base with over 100 volunteers providing religious support and other services.

Ruben Benavidez

Ruben Benavidez


Statewide Visitation Changes

Effective immediately, all in-person visitation is suspended until further notice.
This includes the suspension of contact, non-contact, and attorney visits in all prison facilities.

Video visitation is now available for approved visitors and all eligible inmates.
For information on setting up a video visit, please contact the facility directly.

For questions regarding NMCD’s response to COVID-19, please contact our Public Information Officer Eric Harrison at 505-382-3541  or

For information regarding NMCD’s response to COVID-19, click here 

Visitation Hours after COVID-19 suspension 

Saturday & Sunday & Holidays 
8:00am – 3:30pm

In order to visit an inmate, you must be on the approved visitation list.

Download Visitation Policy and Information

Contact Us & Inmates

578 W. Chickasaw Road
Hagerman, New Mexico 88232

Phone 575.625.3100
Fax 575.625.3190

Send all mail for inmates to their location address above. Please make sure and put to their attention and their NMCD#.
Inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls or any electronic correspondence.


How to put money on an inmate account?

An approved visitor can send a money order with the inmates name and number to the facility.