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The Public Relations Office is dedicated to providing a transparent view of the Department as we strive to be honest and open as we interact with members of the media and the general public. Our office will provide timely and accurate information when responding to inquiries, and will provide appropriate access to our employees, facilities, policies and those entrusted to our care.
Carmelina Hart

Carmelina Hart

Public Relations Manager

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media and have questions about our department or its employees please contact the Public Relation Manager  Public Relation Manager.

Your inquiries are always welcome. All New Mexico Corrections Department employee interviews must be coordinated through the Public Affairs Office.

Inmate Media Interviews

Inmates are allowed to give media interviews. First the requesting reporter or news agency must file out the Media Request Form for Inmate Interviews form and send it to the Public Affairs Office. The inmate must respond in writing that they agree to be interviewed. At that point, please contact the   Public Relation Manager .

The Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to information governmental affairs. The law requires public access to virtually all public records with a few exceptions most records are available for public inspection. Each state agency and local governmental entities have designated a records custodian to whom requests to inspect records should be addressed. To request to inspect records from this office please send a written request to:

IPRA NOTICE – NOTICE OF RIGHT TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS DOCUMENT

Office of General Counsel
c/o Deputy General Counsel, Brian Fitzgerald

New Mexico Corrections Department
PO Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116

E-mail: NMCD-IPRA@state.nm.us
Fax: 505.827.8533

Film Production at “Old Main”

Are you scouting for a film or commercial production at “Old Main” or other Facilities?

    • First Scout is free of charge (Scouts and tech scouts are limited to 6 hours on first scout. Maximum of 20 people per scout).
    • Prep: Call for daily fee
    • Shoot: Call for daily fee
    • Corrections Officer: Call for hourly fee per officer while on property.

Public Tours are not available at this time.

Special affiliated group tours are available: Call or email for details.

For more information please contact Noemy Lozano:

To scout, tech scout or film at “Old Main” click here for guidelines and forms https://nmfilm.com/for-filmmakers/locations/permits-procedures/state-owned-buildings/

Note: Background checks and liability forms are required for access to this location. There is a minimum of five (5) days needed to complete the background checks for access to property.

“Old Main” photos.
https://www.cd.nm.gov/old-main-photos/

Media Inquiries.

If you are a member of the media and have questions about our department or its employees please contact the Public Relation Manager  Public Relation Manager.