Office of Public Affairs
The Public Affairs Office is dedicated to providing a better understanding of the New Mexico Corrections Department’s daily functions. We strive to be honest, transparent, and CREDible in our interaction with media and the public.
The New Mexico Corrections Department is dedicated to promptly and accurately responding to media requests and giving the media access to our employees, our facilities, our policies and our inmates.
- Media & Inmate Inquires
- Press Releases
- Public Records Inspection Request
- Filming with Corrections
- "Old Main"
If you are a member of the media and have questions about our department or its employees please contact the Public Affairs Director or Public Information Officer. Your inquiries are always welcome. All New Mexico Corrections Department employee interviews must be coordinated through the Public Affairs Office.
Inmate Media Interviews
Inmates are allowed to give media interviews. First the requesting reporter or news agency must file out the Media Request Form for Inmate Interviews form and send it to the Public Affairs Office. The inmate must respond in writing that they agree to be interviewed. At that point, please contact the Public Affairs Director or Public Information Officer.
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 Chief Deputy General Counsel, Brian Fitzgerald
New Mexico Corrections Department
PO Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116
Are you scouting for a film or commercial production at “Old Main” or other Facilities?
Film Production at “Old Main”
Prep: $500/per day
Shoot: $1,000/per day
Corrections Officer: $40.00/per hour per officer while on property.
For more information please contact Sonia Suazo at 505.218.3262