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Lea County Detention Center
Facility Name
Lea County Detention Center
Facility Type
County Jail
Address
1401 South Commercial, Lovington, NM, 88260
Phone
575-396-8694, 575-396-8678
Capacity
432
City
Lovington
Postal Code
88260
State
New Mexico
Country
Lea County
Official Website
Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

The Lea County Detention Center is located in Lovington, New Mexico. The Lea County Sheriff’s Department operates and manages the Lea County Detention Center

The Lea County Detention Center normally detains Lea County residences. Most of the inmates at the Lea County Detention Center serve no more than a two-year sentence.  The law agencies in and around Lea County that work closely with the Lea County Detention Center are the police department, sheriff’s department, U.S Marshals as well as other law enforcement agencies. 

The Lea County Detention Center discontinued the work crew programs and work education release. As a matter of fact, the whole Jail's Community Corrections Division has been completely removed as well. 

The Lea County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Lea County Detention Center. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Lea County Sheriff's Department does.

The Lea County Detention Center has their jail roster with their current arrests available to the general public by the Lea County Sheriff's Department. You can find the database on the  Lea County Sheriff’s Department official website.

When doing a successful search on the Lea County Detention Center roster you will need the information listed below:

  • Booking Date
  • Booking Number
  • Subject Number
  • Inmate's Full Name

You will be able to see the information below when doing a successful inmate search:

  • Name Full Name
  • Booking Number
  • Subject Number
  • Booking Origin
  • Release Date
  • Charges
  • Housing Facility
  • Total Bond Amount
  • Total Bail Amount
  • Booking Date

The Lea County Detention Center inmates are allowed to get written letters from their family and friends in the mail. For safety reasons, all letters will be examined by the jail employees once they arrive. The staff will pass out the letters to the correct inmates once the letters are checked.

There are a number of items you are not allowed to send, when sending things along with your letters. Here is the list below:

  • Plastic
  • Stamps
  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • String
  • Ribbons
  • Metal
  • Gang Related Items
  • Polaroids
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
  • Music Cards
  • Writing Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Perfume
  • No photographs larger than 5"x7”

Writing your return address is a good idea when sending an inmate mail, just in case you accidentally send something that is not allowed. 

Lea County Detention Center inmates can get books, magazines, and newspapers sent to them in the mail. However, the books, magazines, and newspapers are required to be sent directly from the bookstore or publisher to the Lea County Detention Center. All books being sent to inmates must be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. If a used or hardcover book is sent, it will be sent directly back to the sender. 

The Lea County Detention Center mailing address for inmates is listed below:

Inmate Name & Inmate Number 
c/o Lea County Detention Center
1401 South Commercial, Lovington, NM, 88260

The Lea County Detention Center inmates will need money to make purchases from the commissary. The Lea County Detention Center offers several different ways for friends and family to deposit funds into an inmate’s account.

By logging on to www.accesscorrections.com friends and family will be able to deposit funds. However, there is a minimum fee of $3.95 for each transaction.

You can deposit funds by calling 575-396-8694, 575-396-8678 as well. Although there is a minimum fee of $4.95 for each transaction.

You can also deposit funds using the kiosk that is located in the Lea County Detention Center lobby. Credit cards, debit cards, and cash payments are accepted at the kiosks.

Lea County Detention Center inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls from their family or friends. Although, during phone time the inmates are allowed to call their family and friends. The inmates are limited to 15-minute calls. The call will be terminated when the 15 minutes is over.

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are prohibited for the inmates to use at the Lea County Detention Center. The call will be disconnected right away if an inmate is caught using any of these features.

Lea County Detention Center inmates are allowed to make collect calls. Inmates will only be able to call those who have a landline. Those who only have cell phones will not be able to receive any collect calls. The individual responsible for any and all charges from the collect call is the one who is receiving the collect call. The Lea County Detention Center isn't responsible for any and all charges from the collect calls.

At the Lea County Detention Center inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates can not communicate with family and friends using any electronic messaging systems. You will need to send inmates at the Lea County Detention Center a written letter, if you would like to stay in touch with them.

At the Lea County Detention Center, inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit, however, they will need to stay with their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to visit, you will be required to present either their driver’s license, state identification card, or their United States Passport.

Make sure to remember to keep all your personal belongings in your car. Personal belongings are not allowed in the visitation area.

The Lea County Detention Center allows family and friends contact and non-contact visits. All visits have to be scheduled. You can schedule your visit here. For each calendar week inmates are allowed 3 50-minute visits.