All About the Lea County Correctional Facility

Connect With an Inmate All About the Lea County Correctional Facility

How to Connect With an Inmate at Lea County Correctional Facility

Staying in touch with a family member or friend that's been sentenced to serve time isn't the easiest thing to do. At Lea County Correctional Facility, staying in contact and sending letters to inmates is encouraged. It can be beneficial for prisoners to hear from people that are important to them and serve as a healthy connection to the outside world while they're incarcerated.

Even though staying in touch is encouraged, doing so isn't always the most simple process to follow. When you want to write to an inmate or learn how to address a letter to an inmate, DoNotPay can help you understand the most accurate and efficient way to do so.

Where Is Lea County Correctional Facility

Constructed in 1997, Lea County Correctional Facility first opened its doors to inmates in 1998. The prison is located in Hobbs, New Mexico, and is situated on a WWII airbase. The 350,000 square-foot private prison runs over 60 acres of land that is leased from Lea County and is considered to be a medium-security prison for up to 1,200 adult male offenders at any given time. Inmates are housed in double or single cells throughout the duration of their sentencing and have access to a variety of educational programs.

Address6900 West Millen

Hobbs, New Mexico 88244

Phone Number575 392 4055
Fax575 392 2237

Lea County Correctional Facility was designed to provide inmates with a safe, humane, and stable environment while incarcerated. This means that the prison allows inmates to

  • Earn a GED through educational programs
  • Learn workplace skills in vocational settings
  • Receive mental health and substance abuse treatment in group and private settings

How Do I Locate an Inmate's Information

In order to verify if an individual is currently an incarcerated offender at Lea County Correctional Facility, you'll need to either call the Records Department or submit a search request via the New Mexico Corrections Department's online records. Online, you can search for a specific inmate with their last name, first name, date of birth, gender, age, and race to help ensure you locate the correct persons of interest.

When you submit a search and verify that the inmate is currently being held at Lea County Correctional, you'll be able to obtain their specific ID number. With the ID number, you can:

  1. Write letters
  2. Send packages through verified vendors
  3. Apply for visitation privileges

How Do I Contact Inmates at Lea County Correctional Facility

Writing a letter to an inmate can be stressful. You may not know what to say or talk about, and it may feel a little awkward at first. While handwritten letters have become a little outdated, they're still incredibly personal and can mean the world to the recipient. The easiest thing to do is talk about your day and share little details in a conversational tone. The inmate receiving it will feel like they're having a personal conversation with you as they read.

In order to contact inmates that are serving time at LCCF, you'll need the following information in order to properly address and mail your letter.

Inmate Name, ID Number

​Lea County Correctional Facility

6900 West Millen

Hobbs, New Mexico 88244

Visitation to inmates is allowed upon approval per individual. Once you've received the approval, you can visit inmates based on the following:

General populationWednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Holidays8:30 am-3:30 pm
Housing Unit 4

(maximum security inmates)

Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays8:30 am-3 pm

What to Do Before Contacting an Inmate

Before contacting an inmate, be sure to read over your letter and verify that there's no foul language or any phrasing that could be considered a coded message. Do not include drawings of maps or lewd/nude photographs. Otherwise, your letter will be rejected. Lastly, double-check the inmate's ID number and verify that they're still located at Lea County Correctional Facility.

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How to Locate and Contact an Imprisoned Friend With the Help of DoNotPay

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

More Ways DoNotPay Can Help

Want to learn more about how you can connect with an inmate? Check out a few of our guides where you can use DoNotPay to send letters and communicate with ease.

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