Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Warden Melissa Ortiz
Joe Lytle
Deputy Warden Administration
James Mulheron
Deputy Warden Operations
Kathleen Hodges
Deputy Warden Level II
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As part of a dynamic organization Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility is dedicated to the highest attainable quality of excellence in corrections. It is our responsibility that every outcome produced contributes to the departmental mission of public safety. The employees of Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility are committed to serving the citizens of New Mexico with highest ethical standards.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility (SNMCF) is located near Las Cruces, a community of approximately 80,000 in South-Central New Mexico. The facility was built on the west mesa overlooking the Mesilla Valley and Organ Mountains as a medium-security facility. In 1996, a minimum-restrict facility with a capacity of 330 opened, housing inmates now classified as Level II.
Level VI
8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:15pm, 12:30pm
Level III & IV
Thursday - Sunday
8:00am, 12:00pm

Hospitality Center is open
Wednesday - Sunday & Holidays 8:30am to 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 3:30pm for Level II

In order to visit an inmate, you must be on the approved visitation list. Click here for the visitation policy and information.

An approved visitor can send a money order with the inmates name and number to the facility.
P.O. Box 639
1983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88004-0639

Phone 575.523.3200
Fax 575.523.3349

Send all mail for inmates to their location address above. Please make sure and put to their attention and their NMCD#.
Inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls or any electronic correspondence.