Roswell Correctional Center – New Mexico

Are you looking for somebody in prison at Roswell Correctional Center? Roswell Correctional Center is a state correctional institution in the New Mexico Corrections Department. This site will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Roswell Correctional Center: How to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate at this prison The address and phone number. Sending money and mail. And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Roswell Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1978
State: New Mexico
County: Chaves County,
DOC: New Mexico Corrections Department
Security Level: II
Warden Name: Joni Brown

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Roswell Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to someone there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of Roswell Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you properly write the address, and use the right protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct directions, the package or letter could not get to the inmate.

Roswell Correctional Center
578 West Chickasaw Road
Hagerman NM, 88232

Street Address / Prison location


Roswell Correctional Center
578 W. Chickasaw Road
Hagerman NM, 88232

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you go to visit an inmate here.

Roswell Correctional Center
578 W. Chickasaw Road
Hagerman NM, 88232


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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call inmates, but, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

Roswell Correctional Center inmates may be able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for the facility. You won’t be able to email prisoners at this email address. If you are going to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 340
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Roswell Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Roswell Correctional Center officials open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general postal correspondence may be read as frequently as necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address mail to a state prisoner at Roswell Correctional Center:

Roswell Correctional Center
578 West Chickasaw Road
Hagerman NM, 88232

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send funds to these accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and will have to send money to the address below and follow the directions listed below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and in this time the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have valid prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to various prison facilities in the state, so you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other New Mexico state prisons: New Mexico State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Roswell Correctional Center, be sure that you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

All Inmates Sat. & Sun. & Holidays 8:00am – 3:30pm

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own policies for prisoner visitation and they get changed regularly. The rules listed here could be changed when you are reading this, so you should also go to Roswell Correctional Center’s official website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when they enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check out the official correctional facility website because this info is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Roswell Correctional Center records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Roswell Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about New Mexico parole process coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about getting released from Roswell Correctional Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Roswell Correctional Center to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Roswell Correctional Center to be added later.


A Roswell Correctional Center photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Roswell Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Roswell Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Roswell Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a prison job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, click here:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • 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.

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.

Victim Notification

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.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Information about Roswell Correctional Center inmate family resources coming.


A Roswell Correctional Center history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Roswell Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other New Mexico State Prisons: New Mexico State Prisons

Roswell Correctional Center Links

The official website:

New Mexico Corrections Department Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Roswell Correctional Center

Have you ever been an inmate at Roswell Correctional Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this correctional facility?

If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your prison experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can include in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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