Chaves County Adult Detention Center is located in Chaves County, NM and is the main correctional facility for this region. Looking for someone locked up in Chaves County Adult Detention Center? This page will tell you about anything you might want to know about Chaves County Adult Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Chaves County Adult Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Chaves County Adult Detention Center
3701 S. Atkinson
Roswell, NM 88203
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Chaves County Adult Detention Center you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.
The Chaves County Adult Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find info for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other New Mexico jails: List of all county jails in New Mexico
A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots can be seen on the Chaves County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Chaves County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Chaves County Adult Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.
Typically, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Chaves County Adult Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Chaves County
Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that will help others make it through the procedure?
Speak Your Mind
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.
The inmate have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Chaves County Adult Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Chaves County Adult Detention Center is:
Chaves County Adult Detention Center
3701 S. Atkinson
Roswell, NM 88203
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Chaves County Adult Detention Center
3701 S. Atkinson
Roswell, NM 88203
The mail policy at Chaves County Adult Detention Center can change, so you should check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file with a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at the Chaves County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
You can you should go to the Chaves County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, you won’t see if they has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Chaves County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
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Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Chaves County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Chaves County Adult Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Chaves County Adult Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Chaves County Adult Detention Center can change, so review the official website when you send any funds.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Chaves County Adult Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chaves County Adult Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?
If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Chaves County Adult Detention Center? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?
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