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 detainees in our custody. Evangel Maldonado 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 Devon Green at (575)835-0945 ext. 1505
Allowable Personal Items
Due to outside attempts to import contraband into the Socorro County jail, all personal items must be purchases 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 must have an initial Court appearance within 24-hours of 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.
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 your money has already been deposited into your inmate account, you must complete a form, submit it to the County Manager’s office and a check will be issued to you within 14 business days.
Inmates may release personal property to anyone they choose, however, they must release all of it. The person picking up the property must provide valid and current picture identification such as a driver's license.
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.
NM Corrections Dept