The Santa Fe County Corrections Department was created in January of 2004 as the facilities moved from being privately run to the County. The Department provides oversight of all County Correctional programs including the Youth Development Program, the Electronic Monitoring Program, and the Adult Correctional Facility. The Department consists of approximately 320 staff, the majority of whom work at the Adult Facility and Electronic Monitoring Programs. They provide supervision of approximately 775 men, women, and youthful offenders who are detained daily in Santa Fe County. The Department Director collaborates with the Santa Fe County Jail Team on many issues regarding the facilities.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide administrative oversight of all Santa Fe County Correctional Facilities. The Department works closely with Law Enforcement Agencies, the Courts, Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorneys Office, the New Mexico Department of Children Youth and Families, and the Community to provide a range of services to meet the needs of Santa Fe’s incarcerated population. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and humane environment with a variety of services to assist those in detention, whether they are sentenced to our facilities or awaiting transport, trial or sentencing.

Santa Fe County Corrections Department  Accreditation and Certifications

Adult Detention Facility
• Accredited by New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC)

Adult Detention Facility and Youth Development Program
• Certified by Children Youth & Families Department (CYFD)
• United States Marshal periodic inspections to verify compliance with their standards

Youth Development Program
• Medical department is accredited by National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)