Lea County Correctional Facility

The Lea County Correctional Facility is a 350,000 square-foot private prison located on 60 acres leased from Lea County yet annexed by the city of Hobbs, New Mexico. It is located four miles NW of Hobbs, NM off State Highway 18, two miles west of the Lea County Event Center on the grounds of a WWII airbase. This medium security facility contracted by Lea County to house NMCD male offenders, is owned by Correctional Properties Trust and operated by The GEO Group, Inc. The facility employs 312 staff and security personnel.

Construction of the facility began in November 1997. The facility received its first inmates in May 1998. The mission of the Lea County Correctional Facility is to confine offenders in a safe, humane, and secure environment; to provide positive self-improvement opportunities for staff and inmates; and, to establish and maintain a safe, supportive workplace for all employees.

Dwayne Santistevan

Dwayne Santistevan

Warden

George Stephenson

George Stephenson

Assistant Warden - Security

David Brown

David Brown

Assistant Warden - Programs

Perla Valdez

Perla Valdez

Assistant Warden - Finance & Administration

Statewide Visitation Changes

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

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

For information regarding NMCD’s response to COVID-19, click here https://cd.nm.gov/covid-19-updates. 

Visitation Hours after COVID-19 suspension 

Download the 2020 Visitation Schedule

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

Download Visitation Policy and Information

Contact Us & Inmates

The GEO Group, Inc

6900 West Millen
Hobbs, New Mexico 88244

Phone 575.392.4055 
Fax 575.392.2237

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.

FAQs

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.