Eddy County NM Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: September 08, 2022
201 N Main St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Mailing Address
PO Box 1388, Carlsbad, NM 88221-1388

Eddy Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Eddy County NM Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 575-887-7556

The Eddy County NM Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 201 N Main St Carlsbad, NM which is operated locally by the Eddy County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Eddy County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Carlsbad Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Depositing Money Anyone can deposit money in an inmate's account. Money may be deposited in the cashier machine in the front lobby of the Eddy County Detention Center at 201 N Main in Carlsbad, everyday, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The machine takes cash and credit or debit cards. The machine does not accept coins or $1 bills. There is a transaction fee of $3.25 each time money is deposited. Money Orders will still be accepted through the mail.

Medical/Dental/Mental Health Care

  • There is a Registered Nurse on duty 7 days per week, as well as holidays.
  • The Medical Director is a State Licensed physician.
  • Mental health services are provided by Carlsbad Mental Health Center.
  • Dental services are also available.

The detention center is seeking national accreditation for compliance with the standards of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Inmate Locator

Eddy County NM Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in New Mexico. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Eddy County NM Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 575-887-7556.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Eddy County NM Detention Center - Visitation

Attorney Visits

  • 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m Visits will also be accommodated on a reasonable request other than the times listed.

Video Visitation - In order to set up a video visitation you will need to go to videovisitanywhere.com to create an account and schedule a video visit. Video Visitation can be done from your home or by coming into Eddy County Detention Center. If you choose to do the visitation at home the charge is $10.99 for a 20-minute visit. There is no charge for the visit if you come into the facility. If you choose to come into the facility for video visitation the hours will be Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Hours for video visitation from home will be Monday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. If the detainee you wish to visit with is in Alpha Unit please check the tier rotation calendar to see when he will be available for a visit. You can check the rotation calendar here ALPHA TIER ROTATION NOVEMBER 2019-JANUARY 2020


If you miss your scheduled Video Visit you will need to contact Securus Friends and Family at 1-877-578-3658 for a refund.

All Visits will be through video visitation. Visitors must be over the age of 18 and must bring proper identification. Some examples of proper I.D. are: Driver's License, Military I.D., Passport, etc.

Only immediate family will be allowed to visit (parents, grandparents, sister or brother). All other visits must be approved by the Chief of Security. Any person who has been incarcerated within the last 6 months or is out on bail/bond will not be allowed to visit or have access to the detention center.

All visitors will be expected to dress appropriately when visiting detainees at this facility.

The following items are prohibited as dress code while visiting detainees:

a. Transparent blouses or tops
b. Tank tops, spaghetti strap tops or halters
c. Skirts or shorts more than three inches above the knee
d. Low-cut necklines and/or backless tops or dresses
f. Obscene, profane or violence depicted logos on any t-shirt or any piece of clothing
g. Open-toed shoes

Officers handling visitations will have limited discretion in deciding whether clothing worn by the visitor is appropriate. If an officer observes inappropriate behavior on the video the visitation will be ended immediately.

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