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Databases Updated on Feb 26, 2024

How to Perform New Mexico Inmate Lookup

NM makes it very easy for someone to look up an inmate in the prison system. Using a New Mexico prison inmate search online you can enter either their name or prison ID. You will see a list of inmates and can click on each one to look at the details. The information you can review is mug shot, full name, offender ID, status, facility information, probation or parole officer, aliases, physical description including eye and hair color, weight and height, ethnicity, religion, education level and a list of offenses. You can also use a New Mexico inmate search online to find someone in a prison.

Creating Public Jail Records

Honoring their commitment to safety and well being for New Mexican residents, the state Department of Corrections creates and keeps very detailed records on every inmate in jail or prison. It begins with the initial arrest and intake paperwork. The files follow the inmate throughout their criminal justice system journey. Every step of the way, prison administrators fill out forms and create documents related to events that take place in the inmate’s life. Everything is entered and stored in a massive database and kept online so other law enforcement agencies can access it via using New Mexico inmate records search tool.

What are New Mexico Jail Records?

New Mexico jail inmate search records are source documents that are filled out on every inmate in the prison system. When someone is brought in by local law enforcement, a RAP sheet is filled out and then charges filed. All court documents, jail paperwork, and eventually prison forms are included in the mix. These jail records follow the inmate from initial entry all the way through parole. They are shared among all law enforcement agencies to ensure consistency and reliability of information for anyone who takes custody of the prisoner.

Jail and Inmate Search in New Mexico

NM currently has 8,900 people in jail and 7,055 in prison. The average stay for someone in an NM jail is 80 days. 89% of those incarcerated in the state are awaiting trial. 33% are charged with a misdemeanor, and 25% have committed a non-violent felony. A shocking 42% have been arrested for a violent felony conviction. 1.8% has mental illness and has to undergo an evaluation before they stand trial. Mental health services generally add an additional 36 days to their stay. 20% of the violations are due to alcohol abuse and 16.2% property violations.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

New Mexico Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
6.4:1 (Black : White Ratio)
2.0:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
24,286 (1.53%)
Disenfranchised Population
1,581 (4.71%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

New Mexico Parole Population

New Mexico parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 2,763 people, 175 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 17 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 0.6%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
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Parole Total Population in New Mexico (2016)
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Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
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Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Term of supervised release

New Mexico Prisons

The state has 33 jails and six prisons. Each jail is in its own county. There are about 8,900 people in jail and another 7,055 in prison. It costs NM $35,540 per year to house and care for each inmate. The state operates with an annual budget of $323 million and a staff of 4,680 employees. The state community corrections system manages and oversees 12,714 people on probation and 2,780 on parole. Based on one hundred residents, NM has an incarceration rate of 335, a property crime rate of 3,937 and a violent crime rate of 703.