How to Visit and Contact Inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico

Connect With an Inmate How to Visit and Contact Inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico

Connect with an Inmate at The Penitentiary of New Mexico Quickly

If your friend or loved one is locked up in the Penitentiary of New Mexico don't panic. DoNotPay can help you find them. We can also help you write a letter, schedule visitation, and get a prison pen pal.

This article explores four primary concepts:

  1. How to use DoNotPay to connect with an inmate in New Mexico Penitentiary.
  2. More information about this facility, and other NM prisons and jails.
  3. What it's like to visit someone in the New Mexico Penitentiary, and what you should wear to that meeting.
  4. A few more tasks you can handle with DoNotPay.

Right now, you're in a hurry to find your inmate in the Penitentiary of New Mexico. Let's see how easy it is with DoNotPay.

How to Find a New Mexico Penitentiary Inmate with DoNotPay (it's Easy and Safe)

The Connect With an Inmate service of DoNotPay is a safe way to find inmates in New Mexico state prisons.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit 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 us with their details and the state, in this case, New Mexico. We'll search the appropriate state database on your behalf.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you to 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. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive for your loved one!


See how easy that is? You don't need to visit websites, search through databases, or spend hours on hold. You don't need to waste time stating the same information repeatedly. DoNotPay is the faster, easier and safer way.

Now, let's learn a little more about the New Mexico Penitentiary, and other correctional facilities in NM.

About the Penitentiary of New Mexico

The Penitentiary of New Mexico is a maximum-security men’s prison in Santa Fe County, 15 miles south of central Santa Fe. It’s operated by the New Mexico Corrections Department (and we’ll talk more about that in a moment.) The complex consists of three separate facilities.

The table below explores contact information.

Facility NamePenitentiary of New Mexico
General phone(505) 827-8201
Facility address4311 NM-14

Santa Fe, NM 87504

General emailn/a
General faxn/a

About the New Mexico Corrections Department

At the time of writing, the New Mexico Corrections Department has an inmate population of more than 5,600 individuals throughout the state. 

New Mexico State Prisons

There are eight adult prisons in New Mexico:

  • Central New Mexico Prison Facility
  • Guadalupe County
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico, discussed here
  • Roswell Correctional
  • Springer Correctional
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional
  • And Western New Mexico Correctional

There are also two private facilities in Lee County and one in Otero County.

Once you've located your inmate, you might wish to visit them. Let's talk about that process.

Visiting New Mexico Penitentiaries

Visiting hours can vary from one jail and prison to the next. So you cannot just randomly arrive at an NM penitentiary and expect to see your inmate. You should write to them first and set up a time. Once you arrive, you can expect to be searched. At the time of writing, all visitors to the New Mexico Penitentiary must adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols, but that can change.

What to Wear When Visiting an Inmate

Dress comfortably, and cover-up. The guards won't let you in for visitation if your outfit is too sexy. Jeans, a t-shirt, and a hoodie are acceptable. You'll need to wear a mask, so wear a comfortable one.

What Not to Wear

Don't wear any headgear, like bandanas, hats, or earplugs. And don't wear anything that could be associated with a club or gang. Leather motorcycle jackets or "gang colors" are forbidden.

What to Say to an Inmate

The most important thing you can do for your friend or family member is to offer positive moral support. Tell them you care. Tell them you're fine. Keep the conversation lighthearted, and talk about positive family news. Is someone having a baby? Did you get a great new job? These are the things to focus on. Avoid political discussions or anything upsetting.

Ask your inmate if they'd like to receive more mail. Spoiler alert: they will! Incarceration is boring. You can use DoNotPay to write letters to inmates and address letters to them properly, by the way.

And that's not all you can do with the app. Now that you know how easy it is to connect with an inmate in a New Mexico penitentiary, let's think about a few other tasks you can conquer with DoNotPay. It's the world's first robot lawyer.

What Else Can DoNotPay Accomplish?

Any time you wish you had help with paperwork, or any time you feel like an organization is taking advantage of you, make DoNotPay your first stop.

Use it to:

Any time you want to fight back, DoNotPay can help. It even works against big tech giants and national hotel chains. Join us today to connect with your loved one easily and quickly!

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