Supervision Conditions & Special Programs
The following are the conditions for probation and parole supervision programs. In addition to the supervision conditions listed below, most offenders are required to comply with special conditions of supervision that relate specifically to their case. Restitution and counseling are examples of commonly imposed special conditions. In addition to the standard conditions of Probation and/or Parole, offenders assigned to a special program must comply with additional supervision conditions.
Standard Probation Supervision
Standard supervision serves those offenders in the community who are less likely to re-offend and who do not fit the criteria of special programs. Some offenders are placed into standard supervision if they are pending acceptance in special programs. The following are the conditions of Standard Probation Supervision.
- State Laws: I will not violate any of the laws or ordinances of the State of NM, or any other jurisdiction. I shall not endanger the person or property of another.
- Reporting: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer as often as required and will submit completed and truthful written reports as required by my Probation/Parole Officer. All communication with my Probation/Parole Officer will be truthful and accurate and I will promptly reply to any correspondence or communication I may receive from the Probation Office.
- Status: I will get permission from my Probation/Parole Officer before: a) Leaving the county where I am being supervised and/or residing; b) Changing jobs; c) Changing residence; or d) Engaging in any major financial contract or debt.
- Association: I will not associate with any person identified by my Probation/Parole Officer as being detrimental to my Probation supervision, which may include persons having a criminal record, other probationers and parolees, and victims or witnesses of my crime or crimes.
- Supervision Level: I will follow all orders and instructions of my Probation/Parole Officer including actively participating in and successfully completing any level of supervision and/or treatment program, which may include Community Corrections, ISP, Electronic Monitoring or other supervision/treatment program, as deemed appropriate by the Probation/Parole Officer.
- Visits: I will permit any Probation/Parole Officer to visit me at my home or place of employment at any time. I will permit a warrant-less search by the Officer of my person, automobile, residence, property and/or living quarters if he/she has reasonable cause to believe the search will produce evidence of a violation of my conditions of probation.
- Employment: Unless exempted, I will make every effort to obtain and hold a legitimate job and fulfill all financial obligations required of me including support of my family. I shall cooperate with my Probation Officer in any effort to assist me in obtaining employment. If I lose my job for any reason, I shall report this fact to my probation/Parole Officer within 48 hours of the change.
- Weapons: I will not buy, sell, own or have in my possession, at any time, firearms, ammunition, or other deadly weapons.
- Drugs: I will not buy, sell, consume, possess or distribute any controlled substances except those legally prescribed for my use by a State Certified Medical Doctor. I will also provide urine or breath test specimens for laboratory analysis upon request of the Probation and Parole division.
- Arrest: I will report any arrest, charge or questioning by a Peace Officer to my Probation/Parole Officer within 48 hours of the incident. The toll free number 1-866-416-9867 is available for emergency contact with my Probation/Parole Officer.
- Transfer: If my probation supervision is transferred to another state, I will abide by any additional supervision conditions required by that state.
- Informant: I will not enter into any agreement to act, or act as an "informer" or special agent for any law enforcement agency without the permission of the Director of the Probation and Parole Division and the sentencing judge.
- Probation Costs: I will pay probation costs as determined by my Probation/Parole Officer on or before the designated date each month to the Corrections Department in the form of a money order or cashier's check.
- Photo: I will submit myself for photographing and fingerprinting as directed by the Probation & Parole Division.
- Alcohol: I shall not possess, use or consume any alcoholic beverages and will not at any time enter what is commonly known as a bar or lounge where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for consumption on the premises.
Standard Parole Supervision
Per statute NMSA 31-21-5, parole means "the release to the community of an inmate of an institution by decision of the board or by operation of law subject to conditions imposed by the board and to its supervision".
- 1. I will report to my Parole Officer as directed. I will not abscond from parole, as evidenced by my failure to report where I cannot be located, after reasonable efforts, at my place of approved residence and employment.
- 2. If I am paroled or transferred to the custody of another State, I will abide by the rules in effect in that State, as well as the parole conditions imposed by the New Mexico Adult Parole Board.
- 3. I must seek and obtain permission from my Parole Officer before changing residence. I must secure a travel permit from my Parole Officer before any travel out of the county to which I am being supervised.
- 4. I will demean myself as a law abiding citizen. I will notify and advise my Parole Officer of any arrest within 24 hours (felony or misdemeanor).
- 5. I must maintain acceptable behavior and conduct which shall justify the opportunity granted to me by the New Mexico Adult Parole Board.
- 6. I will not illegally possess, use, or sell any narcotic drug, controlled or synthetic substance, or drug paraphernalia. I will not consume or buy intoxicating beverages, nor will I enter what is commonly known as a bar or lounge where intoxicants are sold..
- 7. I will submit to substance testing at my Parole Officers discretion.
- 8. I will not knowingly associate with any person who is a detriment to my parole. I will have no gang contact, attire, or paraphernalia.
- 9. I will not buy, sell, own or have in my possession, at any time, firearms, ammunition, or other deadly weapons of any kind.
- 10. I will seek and maintain verifiable employment, education, or community service (if not employed) and notify my Parole Officer immediately in the event of termination or change of employment.
- 11. I will permit my Parole Officer or Corrections Officials to visit me at all reasonable times, places, and will submit to reasonable warrantless searches per New Mexico Corrections Department policy.
- 12. I will refrain from driving any motor vehicle without a valid NM driver’s license, registration, and insurance.
- 13. I will comply with all conditions and fines imposed by the judgment and sentence, as ordered by the court.
Intensive Supervision provides concentrated supervision to each region's most high risk offenders. These offenders typically include gang members, repeat felons, and violent offenders.
- Report: I will report to the Intensive Supervision Officer at the Probation and Parole Division Office as required. This reporting requirement may be altered by the ISP Officer for the benefit of those participants who are employed full-time.
- Abide by Curfew: I will be at my residence during my designated curfew hours, unless I have written authorization from my Intensive Supervision Officer to be away from my residence during these hours. I understand that this condition may be enforced through the use of electronic monitoring equipment. I agree to use diligence in the care of this equipment and understand that any tampering with any part of the equipment can result in my immediate arrest. I also agree to immediately contact my supervising Officer if any questions or problems arise about the equipment.
- Communication: I must have a phone line in working condition within two weeks of being placed on Intensive Supervision, unless waived by my Intensive Supervision Officer. I will maintain a clean, safe and suitable residence. I will not have anonymous call rejections, voice messaging, nor any other phone service that interferes with my supervision.
- Seeking Employment: I understand that if I am not employed full-time I will report to the ISP Officer each day (Monday: Friday) and provide verification that I am actively seeking employment. Upon obtaining full-time employment, I will provide verification of all my income and it's source each and every month.
- Travel Restriction: I will only travel outside of the county in which I reside with my ISP Officer's permission and only with a valid travel permit. Travel is limited to a 70-mile range from my county of residence and no overnight travel is permitted while under Intensive Supervision.
- Community Service: I will perform a total of thirty, 30 community service hours while I am under Intensive Supervision. A minimum of ten, 10 hours will be completed during each phase.
- Alcohol Use: I will not buy, possess or consume intoxicating beverages at any time and will not at any time enter a bar or lounge where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for consumption on the premises. There will be no alcohol at my residence.
- Urinalysis Test: I will submit a VALID urine specimen for analysis upon request. I will be prepared to submit such specimen each time that I report.
- Search: I will submit to a warrant-less search of my person, residence and personal belongings, including the automobile I am driving, by the Intensive Supervision Officer upon request.
- Forbidden Association: I will not associate with any person whom my Intensive Supervision Officer has forbidden me to.
- Law Contact: Any contact with local, State or Federal authorities, including traffic citations and/or arrest, must be IMMEDIATELY reported to the Intensive Supervision Officer.
- Counseling: I will attend and complete any counseling requited by the Court, the Parole Board, the Intensive Supervision Officer or Probation/Parole Officer. I will notify my Supervising Officer within 24 hours of any missed sessions
- Obey P.O.: I will obey all the lawful and reasonable demands of the Intensive Supervision Officer or Probation/Parole Officer.
Community Corrections Program
Community Corrections Programs primarily serve offenders in the community based on the risk level and the needs of the offender. These offenders often have greater treatment needs. The Department works together with the behavioral health collaborative to provide the most suitable behavioral health services these offenders. Community Corrections programs also serve as a diversionary program for probation/parole violators who would otherwise likely be incarcerated.
- PROG LENGTH A: The minimum length of time I must remain in the program is six, 6, months.
- PROG LENGTH B: I understand that the length in program can exceed the minimum if program requirements are not met or I am non-compliant with treatment or supervision requirements.
- PROG LENGTH C: I understand that the program will assess immediate sanctions for any occasion of non-compliance which may include but not be limited to: Electronic Monitoring, curfews, phone check-ins, additional community service, additional treatment sessions or support group meetings, additional office visits, house arrest, jail time.
- EMP/TRN/ED A: I will obtain employment within 30 days of the program unless I am unable to work for certified medical reasons or unless I am attending school full-time. Offender will be required to provide verification of work or school attendance.
- EMP/TRN/ED B: I will not miss work, training, or educational program/classes for any reason except for illness or emergencies. Any absence requires the approval of the Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. Any unexcused absence will be considered non-compliance.
- EMP/TRN/ED C: The program will increase reporting requirements and/or aspects of required programming when I am unemployed or not attending school full-time.
- EMP/TRN/ED D: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager all money I have received and the source of that money.
- TREAT & APPOINT A: I will show up at the scheduled time for all appointments made for and/or by me. I will not miss scheduled appointments without prior permission of my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. Any unexcused absence will be considered non-compliance.
- TREAT & APPOINT B: I will participate in any counseling or treatment program my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager recommends and I will obey all rules of that program.
- TREAT & APPOINT C: I will attend any support group, i.e., AA, NA, recommended by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager and will provide proof of attendance.
- TREAT & APPOINT D: I will submit to urine tests, breath alcohol or blood tests as ordered by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager.
- LIVING ENVIRON A: I will immediately report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager any and all disagreements or problems I am having or have had with my landlord, apartment manager, parents or roommates that may affect my current residence. If the disagreement or problem does not immediately affect my residence then I will report any occurrence within 48 hours.
- LIVING ENVIRON B: I may be placed on a curfew at any time. If placed on a curfew, be at my place of residence (as reported to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager) at the time ordered and not leave from there until the time allowed.
- LIVING ENVIRON C: At any time during the program, I may be placed in electronic monitoring.
- LIVING ENVIRON D: I will allow my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager or their designee to visit me at home or elsewhere as often as they feel necessary and I will submit to a search of my person, residence, automobile, and personal belongings upon request by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager or their designee.
- REPORTING A: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager as directed. I understand that my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager will develop and review with me specific requirements at each phase of programming and as I transition from phase to phase. Phase requirements will include reporting requirements, drug testing requirements, treatment requirements, community service requirements and may include additional program requirements such as curfews and electronic monitoring.
- REPORTING B: I understand that the initial phase of programming will be the most restrictive and that as I meet program requirements and remain in compliance I will transition to less restrictive phases of programming until completion.
- REPORTING C: I understand that non-compliance at any phase of programming may cause me to be assessed back to a more restrictive phase or terminated from the program.
- REPORTING D: I will not miss a scheduled report date or time without PRIOR permission of my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. Any unexcused missed reporting contact will be considered non-compliance.
- REPORTING E: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager with 48 hours all contacts with law enforcement agencies (including arrests, detention, questioning and traffic citations), and any discharges from employment, change in residence, and change in phone numbers.
- OTHER REQUIREMENT A: I will not do anything that would be a violation of my conditions of release as stipulated in my Probation Orders and/or my Parole Certificate.
- OTHER REQUIREMENT B: I will perform required community service as assigned by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. I will complete a minimum of four, 4, hours of community service per month if employed full-time or enrolled in school full-time or any combination of the two. Offenders shall complete a minimum of ten, 10, hours of community service per month if employed part-time, enrolled in school part-time or unemployed.
- OTHER REQUIREMENT C: I will not offer a gift or bribe to any staff member of the program.
- OTHER REQUIREMENT D: In the absence of my assigned Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager, I will abide by the instructions of their representative.
- OTHER REQUIREMENT E: I understand that the program may amend this contract and/or change any phase requirement at any time during my stay in the program to include additional conditions that are determined to be necessary for my continued participation and that meets my treatment needs.
Drug Courts Program
The Drug Court Program is specifically geared towards individuals who have drug/alcohol addictions, which have contributed to their criminal activity. The following are the standard conditions of the Drug Court program.
- Conduct: I will not violate any of the laws or ordinances of the State of New Mexico or of any other jurisdiction, and I will not endanger the person or property of another.
- Reporting: I agree to report to my Probation Officer (Drug court Officer) as often as requested.
- Permission: I will get permission from my Probation Officer and the Judge when applicable before:
Leaving the county where I live;
- Association: I will not associate with any person having a criminal record. (This condition may be changed in writing by the Probation Officer for any necessary reason that the Probation Officer considers appropriate.)
- Following Orders: I will follow all orders and instructions of my Probation Officer, and I will promptly reply to any correspondence that I may receive from the Probation Office.
- Weapons: I will not have in my possession, any firearms or deadly weapons.
- Arrest: I will report any arrest or charge to my Probation Officer within 72 hours of the incident. Further, I will report any contacts made with law enforcement for any reason.
- Controlled Substances: I will not use any substances that will cause a positive drug screen, including but not limited to narcotic prescriptions and/or over-the-counter drugs.
- Alcohol: I will not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages nor will I enter any liquor establishments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Offenders asking about their money not applying to their account (COPS). Offenders must contact their parole officer.
A parent or relative calls in asking about when the offender is getting released. They must contact the Parole Board 505.827.8916 / 505.827.8878 / 505.827.8825
Family members of the offender asks who is going to be the Parole Officer. They must contact the specific Region Officer Manager.
Region I Manager
Region I is comprised of approximately seventy-eight employees, working in ten district offices, throughout Northern New Mexico. The Region spans from San Juan County in the Northwest, to Union County in the Northeast, and includes the Navajo and Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservations, as well as the Eight Northern Pueblos. The Region encompasses five judicial districts including the First (Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties), Fourth (San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties), Eighth (Colfax, Union and Taos counties), Eleventh (San Juan and McKinley counties), and the Thirteenth (Cibola county).
The Region provides approximately two-hundred programs available to clients for services including: inpatient and outpatient substance abuse programs, mental health counseling, domestic violence counseling, financial assistance, housing assistance, and a number of other essential services. Region I, in conjunction with District and Magistrate courts around the Region, offers seven Adult/Felony Drug Courts in the following cities: Aztec/Farmington, Espanola, Taos, Raton, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and Grants. Additionally, Region I offers three DWI Drugs Courts located in the first and eleventh judicial districts, and two Mental Health Treatment Courts located in the first and eleventh judicial districts. These problem solving courts offer an alternative to incarceration and provide an opportunity for offenders to better their lives through highly structured programming aimed at maintaining a sober and productive lifestyle.
To meet the varying needs of clientele, Region I has specialized Officers supervising sex offenders and those identified as high-risk, high-need, or both. Those in need of intensive supervision participate in the Community Corrections or Intensive Supervision programs. While participating in these programs, probationers and parolees are given additional support and are required to report more frequently as part of a structured supervision plan. A Gender-Specific Officer located in Santa Fe specializes in working with the area's female population focusing on needs and issues specific to female offenders in the reintegration process. An inpatient treatment program, developed to assist offenders convicted of Sex Crimes is located in Las Vegas.
Region I is committed to the public safety and well being of the people of New Mexico by doing the right thing, always. We ensure public safety while providing a balanced system approach to probation and parole.
Region II Manager
Region II Standard Supervision in Albuquerque has 83 employees. This Region supervises adult offenders who live in the Albuquerque Metropolitan area. The average caseload for these officers is between 100 and 125 per officer.
A gender specific caseload is housed in this Region and is specific to female offenders addressing their needs.
The transport Unit services Standard Supervision and the Special Programs Region in Albuquerque. Other specialty Officers include: the Court Liaison Officer, the Metropolitan Detention Center Officer and the Roaming Probation Parole Officer.
The Pre-Sentence Report Unit prepares Pre-Sentence Reports (PSR) for the Judges in the Second Judicial District. The Transitional Reporting Center (TRC) is the Region's intake and processing district. In addition to the systematic review and classification of new cases coming to the Region, the district, through a vendor contract, provides immediate counseling and housing services to meet the pressing needs of offenders at the outset of their supervision.
The Response Center is housed in this Region and it is a 24 hour 7 day per week operation that is staffed by Probation Parole Supervisors and Probation Parole Officers. Phone calls are received from law enforcement officials, victims, offenders, family and the public Statewide.
Community Corrections Administrator
Deputy Community Corrections Administrator
Community Corrections programs primarily serve offenders that are assessed as presenting a higher risk for reoffending and who have multiple barriers to success in the community. Individuals may present with chronic mental health needs, medical issues, chronic homelessness or multiple failures at completing substance abuse rehabilitation programs, among other matters. Community Corrections programs address behavioral health and life maintenance issues that have proven to be a challenge for these offenders in the past. Programs require close collaboration between Probation-Parole Officers and community treatment providers. Programs also serve to divert offenders who may otherwise be incarcerated. Community Corrections also serves as a release mechanism for high risk/high needs offenders returning to the community after prison.
Transitional Coordinators are a specialized probation officer, trained to assist individuals who are in need of additional resources in order to be successful on supervision. There are two transitional coordinators in each region throughout the state. Transitional Coordinators work closely with treatment providers, transitional living and halfway houses, release planning, and community resources.
Region Manager Special Programs
This region of 73 employees provides a variety of specialized probation and parole services for the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area and surrounding Counties. The region includes the Intensive Supervision Units, Sex Offender Unit, Community Corrections Unit, Drug Court, Los Lunas district office, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho district office.
The Intensive Supervision districts provide very close supervision to the region's most dangerous criminals. The districts' objective is to minimize the risk to the community by closely monitoring these cases while requiring extensive counseling and treatment. This Unit also supervises higher-ranking gang members and in addition, houses two High Risk Officers.
The Sex Offender Unit supervises probation and parolees who are sex offenders living in Bernalillo County.
The Community Corrections Units supervise probation and parolees who are considered high need and houses the Gender Specific Female Officer.
The Drug Court district supervises drug-involved offenders who are typically having their first encounter with the criminal justice system. It is the strategy of Drug Court to provide a stepped-up level of supervision and treatment to reduce the likelihood of recidivism.
The Los Lunas District supervises offenders on parole or probation who live in Valencia County. It houses a Community Corrections Officer, a Sex Offender Officer, the Institutional Probation Parole Officer and standard supervision.
Bernalillo District Office supervises probation and parolees living in Sandoval County who are sex offenders, high-risk offenders or Community Corrections.
Rio Rancho supervises standard offenders on probation and parole who are living in Sandoval County.
Region III Manager
The Region III office is located in Las Cruces, NM. The Region consists of 71 employees serving the public safety of New Mexico.
The region has twelve offices located in Las Cruces (3), Anthony, Silver City, Deming, Lordsburg, Socorro, T or C, Moriarty, Alamogordo and Ruidoso. The Region covers all of southern New Mexico, from as Far East as Ruidoso, South to the Texas Border and West to the Arizona Border. The Region encompasses four judicial districts: the Third in Dona Ana County; the Sixth in Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties; the Seventh in Socorro, Catron, Torrance and Sierra Counties; and the Twelfth in Otero and Lincoln Counties.
Region III has four contracted and one state-run Community Correction Program, three Sex Offender Officers located in Las Cruces (2) and Alamogordo (1), two Transitional Coordinators, the Transitional Reporting Center and a Gender-Specific Officer located in Las Cruces who specializes in working with the female population. The region has Drug Court programs in: Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Grant, Sierra, Torrance, Socorro and Otero County. The region also supervises the State's Centralized Offender Payment System (COPS), which is located in the Socorro District Office.
Region III has three in-patient residential drug, alcohol and mental health treatment programs. Gila Regional Medical Center and Mesilla Valley Hospital provide out-patient services for adults who are seeking treatment for behavioral health issues and drug or alcohol dependency. Their inpatient services are an acute, short-term program for adults 18 years and older who need a safe, structured, therapeutic environment that focuses on rapid stabilization in order to allow discharge to a less intensive setting. Yucca Lodge provides intensive residential treatment for persons with chemical dependency; many have secondary mental health disorders. Treatment stays average 4 or more weeks depending on resident treatment needs.
Region IV Manager
Region IV has 51 dedicated employees in eight different offices and covers most of eastern and southeastern New Mexico. The region extends from Roy in the northeast to Roswell and Carlsbad in the southeast, and to Hobbs and Clovis in the far eastern area. It encompasses three judicial districts: the Fifth in Roswell, Artesia, Carlsbad and Hobbs; the Ninth in Clovis and Portales; and the Tenth in Tucumcari. There is a Ninth Judicial District Drug Court in Clovis. There are two courageous STIU officers, one in Clovis and one in Roswell, who are constantly on the lookout for probation/parole fugitives. Much of Region IV borders on Texas and a smaller portion borders on Oklahoma.
Commissioner / Administrator
The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (Compact) is the only legal mechanism in the country for the interstate transfer of the parole or probation of an adult offender. It is the purpose of this Compact to promote public safety and protect the rights of victims through the control and regulation of the interstate movement of offenders in the community. In addition, this Compact provides for the effective tracking, supervision and rehabilitation of these offenders by the sending and receiving states. New Mexico became a member of the new Compact in April 2001, which is governed by NMSA 1978 Section 31-5-20.
The Interstate Compact Office (ICO) is responsible for administering the compact on the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) and is the central hub of communication between New Mexico and the compact states. The ICO oversees the daily operations and transfer process of probationers and parolees crossing state lines. The ICO also supervises the process for New Mexico inmates seeking an out of state transfer. Upon the inmate's parole acceptance and release from custody; monitor the parolee's departure, arrival, supervision progress, restitution and response to any violations. The ICO issues a "Warrant for Parole Violator" on New Mexico parolees who abscond from supervision, who are arrested out of state on new criminal charges or New Mexico parolees transferred out of state via the compact who have violated the conditions of parole. The ICO issues detainers on New Mexico parolees arrested out of state on new criminal charges and monitor case for extradition.
The New Mexico Corrections Department, Probation and Parole Division, Interstate Compact Office's actions and attitude reflect the Department's core values of Courage, Responsibility, Ethics and Dedication. These values are found in our role in making New Mexico Corrections Department a success.
If a probationer or parolee is seeking an out of state relocation, please contact your Probation/Parole Officer to initiate the transfer process. For additional information regarding the interstate compact, please visit the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision national website.