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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.
Eric Harrison

Eric Harrison

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 Affairs Director or Public Information Officer. 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 Affairs Director or Public Information Officer.

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:


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

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

Film Production at “Old Main”

Prep: $500/per day
Shoot: $2,000/per day
Tech Scout – 500.00 first day. 250.00 each day after
Corrections Officer: $49.00/per hour per officer while on property.

For more information please contact Mike White at 505.670.8421

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. Scouts and tech scouts are limited to 2 hours.
“Old Main” photos  https://www.cd.nm.gov/old-main-photos/