Valencia County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: April 11, 2023
436 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Valencia Co Detention 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.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JailATM™. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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

Satellite View of Valencia County Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Valencia Co Detention on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 505-565-8900.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Valencia County Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Valencia Co Detention is a detention center located at 436 Courthouse Rd Los Lunas, NM which is operated locally by the Valencia 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. Valencia County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Los Lunas Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for New Mexico here.

The Valencia County Adult Detention Center are only permitted to give detainees family, friends, or general public the following information regarding detainee incarcerated at this Detention Facility:

  • Bond amounts associated with those charges
  • Criminal charges detainee are currently being detained for and

Any additional information specific to a detainee housing, their classification, mental health, or medical status is not a matter of public record and will not be disclosed to the public, no exceptions.

Property Release
The Detention Center does not permit a detainee to release their personal property to the public unless deemed an emergency by Detention Official, in which case the detainee will be required to submit written request to release property explaining the reason(s) for the request.
The Warden or Deputy Warden will then determine whether or not the reason is valid. Requests for the release of property will not be accepted by Friends or family members. All requests for the release of their property must be made by the detainee personally.

Letters Containing contraband will be returned to sender. Detainees are not allowed to receive items such as:

  • Stamps
  • Blank/ Colored Paper
  • Paper Clips or Staples
  • Magazine articles or Newspaper
  • Inappropriate pictures or Polaroid pictures
  • Stickers (to include address labels) or glue
  • Tape
  • Cash, checks, or money orders
  • Anything gang-related
  • Crayon, marker or Colored pencil (blue or black ink only)
  • No makeup/ lipstick or perfume
  • Photos larger than 5"x7"
  • Maximum of 10 photos

Accepting Property
The Detention Center will not accept property for detainee from the public, friends, or family.

How to add money to a Detainee account

Valencia County Detention Center provides several ways for family/friends to make funds available to detainee. Detainees can use those funds to make phone calls, order hygiene products or snacks. We accept money orders at the front lobby Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. We do not accept cash, checks, or money orders from Allsup's, any other kind of money will be accepted.
Funds can also be deposited online at This website allows you to add money or place an order for a detainee. Detainee orders must be placed by Thursday 12 a.m. for the detainee to receive his/her commissary on the day of delivery. You may also add money via telephone by calling MyCarePack at 866-394-0490.

How to set up your phone to accept detainee phone calls

You can set up your phone to accept detainee phone calls by simply calling Securus at 1-800-844-6591. You may also add phone time to your line so the detainee has phone time when they call your phone or they can use the money they have on their books. If you are paying more than $1.50 per 15-minutes, click here to get the discount.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in New Mexico. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Valencia County Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

Valencia County Detention Center - Visitation

Visiting Schedule

  • B Pod
    8 - 10:30 a.m. and Noon-1:30 p.m.
    8-10:30 a.m. and Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • C Pod and Dorm A
    8 - 10:30 a.m. and Noon-1:30 p.m.
    8- 10:30 a.m. and Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Female Unit
    8 - 10:30 a.m. and Noon-1:30 p.m.
    8-10:30 and Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Restrictive Housing Unit
    8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Visitor Dress Code
No hats, jackets, shorts, tank tops exposing the midriff area, tight or short dresses and or skirts, open sandal foot wear, clothing promoting gang activity or drug paraphernalia or any other clothing articles Detention Officials deem inappropriate for visitation

Authorized Visitors
The detainee will be in charge of their visitation list. Forms are available in the housing unit. Their form can:

  • Have 5 people per list, children (under 18) are not included in the 5
  • Only be changed after 6 months

According to NM State Statute 30-22-14 “Bringing contraband into a jail consists of carrying contraband into the confines of a County or Municipal Jail. Whoever commits bringing contraband into a Jail is guilty of a fourth-degree felony.

Definition of Contraband
Any deadly weapon, or an essential component part thereof, including ammunition, explosive devices and explosive materials, but does not include a weapon carried by a Peace Officer in the lawful discharge of his or her duties. Currency brought onto the grounds of the institution for the purpose of transfer to an inmate but does not include carried into areas designated by the Warden as areas for the deposit and receipt or currency for credit to a prisoner's account before contact is made with any prisoner.

Any alcohol beverage [or] any controlled substance, as defined in the Controlled Substance Act but does not include a controlled substance carried into a prison/jail through regular prison/jail channels and pursuant to the direction or prescription of a regularly licensed physician. Furthermore, no cameras, tape recorders or cell phones will be allowed to be carried by any persons entering the facility.

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