It is the mission of the Socorro County Detention Center to protect the public and provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff under the principles of direct supervision and in accordance with the American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards.
It is the goal of the Socorro County Detention Center to provide a safe, secure and humane facility for those in our custody. Ed Sweeney is the Socorro County Detention Center Administrator and department head.
During their incarceration we will provide each inmate, regardless of their crime, creed, national origin, religion, or gender, with their basic needs such as, shelter, food, clothing, and medical care.
For question regarding commissary, mail, or visitation please contact Tim O'Niell at (575) 835-0945 ext.1505
Allowable Personal Items
Due to outside attempts to import contraband into the Socorro County Detention Center, all personal items must be purchased through the commissary system.
Inmate Funds & Commissary
The Socorro county Detention Center encourages detainees to correspond with families and with their legal counsel. By establishing guidelines, the facility ensures timely mail service to detainees and at the same time maintains order and security.
Inmates may write letters as often as they wish, providing they have sufficient funds for postage. Stamps, envelopes, and paper may be purchased through the commissary. For indigent inmates, three stamped envelopes and 6 pieces of writing paper are provided each month.
Name of inmate
Reasons for Rejection(s) of Mail:
Socorro County uses the Legacy Communications, a third-party phone provider, who manages the system and billing for all inmate calls. In order to received phone calls from an inmate, you must be able to receive collect calls or prepay for the service. For information or to purchase service with a MasterCard or VISA, call 1-888-729-4326.
Anyone who is arrested on new charges will have an initial Court appearance within 4 days of the arrest at the Socorro County Magistrate Court located at 102 Winkler Street, Socorro, NM. For further information please contact Socorro County Magistrate Court at (575) 835-2500.
District warrants and probation violations may vary.
Property & Money Releases
Upon release, inmates will receive personal property taken at the time of booking into the Facility. The inmate must sign for these items.
If you have money in your account a Rapid Release Debt Card will be issued to you at the time of your release, please read the instructions carefully.
Inmates may release all personal property to anyone they choose at the time of booking or if the inmate is sentenced to a corrections facility. The person picking up the property must provide valid picture identification such as a driver's license, ID, or passport.
Any personal property left in the Facility will be held for 30 days from the date of the inmate’s release or transfer to the department of corrections. It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify someone to pick up his/her property. After 30 days, the property will be disposed of.
1001 Grefco Rd.
Socorro, NM 87801
ext. 1505NM Corrections Dept