Correctional facility is a term used by Process Servers in New Mexico that refers to a jail, prison, or other place of incarceration by government officials. They serve to confine and rehabilitate inmates in New Mexico as they do in all other states.

Do Process Servers say there is a difference between a correctional facility and a prison in New Mexico?

Actually, in New Mexico, correctional facilities and prisons are basically the same. Correctional facilities usually include prisons and jails while prisons are considered a subpart of the correctional system. Whether an inmate is incarcerated in a New Mexico corrections institution or a prison, they are subject to service of process, continuing their involvement within the justice court system. It must be noted, Private Process Servers in New Mexico who are tasked to serve process upon an inmate are delivering legal documents concerning civil matters only.

Correctional Institutions and Prisons in New Mexico are similar to most facilities in all states throughout the United States. State Prisons and Facilities in New Mexico are part of a larger criminal justice system which includes police, prosecution and the courts.

Inmates / defendants / respondents incarcerated in a New Mexico correction facilities are subject to the practices of the institution's rules and regulations. Process Servers who are tasked with the job of serving inmates in a New Mexico facility with service of process can only perform their duties and services with the guidance and approval of the facility managers and in many situations, the approval of the warden.

Estimates and data reveal that there are more than 1,400,000 inmates within the entire United States state prison system

State prisons in New Mexico are generally classified as minimum, medium and high security. There are approximately 1700 state prisons in the United States. Inmates in a correction facility in New Mexico regardless of classification are subject to private Process Servers performing service of process and are no different than any other person incarcerated in New Mexico.

Federal correctional Institutions located in New Mexico are the homes for inmates who have been convicted of a wide range of charges. Estimates and records indicate all federal prisons house over 220,000 inmates.

Many people familiar with the federal corrections system in New Mexico refer to federal prisons as a penitentiary. Penitentiary is synonymous with prison and/or jail, these names actually mean the same. The number of sentenced inmates entering federal prisons facilities in New Mexico each day is far less than the number of people who are delivered to its jails.

Private Process Servers throughout New Mexico deliver legal documents and civil lawsuits to incarcerated inmates. Actually, federal prisons grant Process Servers access to inmates by appointment only and are easier to coordinate service of process services than New Mexico state run prisons.

Torrance County Detention Center

Address: P. O. Box 837

City: Estancia

County: Torrance

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87016

NM Women’s Correctional Facility

Address: P.O. Box 800

City: Grants

County: Cibola

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87020

Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

Address: P.O. Drawer 250

City: Grants

County: Cibola

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87020

Roswell Correctional Center

Address: 578 W. Chickasaw Road

City: Hagerman

County: Chaves

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 88232

Lea County Correctional Center

Address: 6900 West Millen

City: Hobbs

County: Lea

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 88244

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Address: 983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard P.O. Box 6391

City: Las Cruces

County: Dona Ana

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 88004

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility (Minimum Unit)

Address: 3201 Highway 314 S.W.

City: Los Lunas

County: Valencia

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87031

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility

Address: P.O. Drawer 1328

City: Los Lunas

County: Valencia

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87031

Penitentiary of New Mexico

Address: P.O. Box 1059

City: Santa Fe

County: Santa Fe

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87504

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

Address: P.O. Box 520 South Hwy. 54

City: Santa Rosa

County: Guadalupe

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 88432

CI Cibola County

Address: 2000 Cibola Loop

City: Milan

County: Cibola

State: New Mexico

Zip Code: 87021