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Bernalillo County Detention Center Information
100 John Dantis Drive SW
Albuquerque, NM 87151
Phone Number: (505) 839-8700
The Bernalillo County Detention Center is located at 100 John Dantis Drive SW in Albuquerque, NM and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you all the information about everything one might want to know about the Bernalillo County Detention Center, such as how to find an inmate at the Bernalillo County Detention Center, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information, and lots more.
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This guide is designed to give information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Bernalillo County Detention Center Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to locate them? Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at the Bernalillo County Detention Center you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bernalillo County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information about people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Bernalillo County Detention Center Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Bernalillo County Detention Center takes you through these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
You have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
Bernalillo County Detention Center Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the Bernalillo County Detention Center in advance. This information will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you call the official Bernalillo County Detention Center at (505) 839-8700 before you try to go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Bernalillo County Detention Center you must first be added to this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones at Bernalillo County Detention Center, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anybody under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Bernalillo County Detention Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bernalillo County Detention Center is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Bernalillo County Detention Center:
Bernalillo County Detention Center
100 John Dantis Drive SW
Albuquerque, NM 87151
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bernalillo County Detention Center
100 John Dantis Drive SW
Albuquerque, NM 87151
The mail policy at the Bernalillo County Detention Center is always changing, so double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bernalillo County Detention Center. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bernalillo County Detention Center to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Bernalillo County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Bernalillo County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Bernalillo County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Bernalillo County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at the Bernalillo County Detention Center are always changing, so visit the Bernalillo County Detention Center website when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bernalillo County Detention Center
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bernalillo County Detention Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (505) 839-8700 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bernalillo County Detention Center store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Bernalillo County Detention Center are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.
The Bernalillo County Detention Center phone number is: (505) 839-8700
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of all phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bernalillo County Detention Center. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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