New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) understands that programs and services are vital to the rehabilitation of inmates. Listed below are some of the programs and services offered for NMCD offenders. For more information about the programs, please click on the individual link.

Community Corrections

Community Corrections outpatient programs offer close supervision and supportive treatment services for offenders who are considered as having a high set of needs that, if not met, render them at a higher risk for reoffending. Community Corrections outpatient offenders tend to have chronic needs such as mental health diagnoses, homelessness, severe medical conditions, and multiple unsuccessful attempts at substance abuse treatment, among others. Community Corrections services also include gender-specific supervision and treatment for female offenders with high needs. The duration of Community Corrections outpatient programming is six to twelve months.

Community Corrections residential programs – the Men’s and Women’s Recovery Academies – offer intensive substance abuse treatment and mental health services to parolees who need a transition from prison to community, as well as for parolees and probationers who are facing violations, as an alternative to incarceration. The Men’s Recovery Academy offers substance abuse treatment to up to eighty four male offenders, and the Women’s Recovery Academy offers substance abuse and mental health treatment to up to forty eight female offenders in two tracks: substance abuse/mental health and moms and kids seeking on-campus reunification. A halfway house for males and females is also offered at each program. Residential programs are six months in duration, and the halfway houses are designed to help offenders for a maximum of four months.

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Constituent Services

The Family Constituent Services & Correspondence Office serves the growing number of families directly affected by the incarceration of a loved one. As the central point of contact between the New Mexico Corrections Department and inmate family members, we assist with navigating a complex correctional system.

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Corrections Industries

Enhances the rehabilitation, education and vocational skills of inmates through productive involvement in enterprises and public works of benefit to state agencies and local public bodies and to minimize inmate idleness.

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Drug Court

Drug Courts are designed to provide community-based treatment and supervision to selected offenders who are identified as having substance abuse issues. Drug courts work closely with the judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation/parole authorities and other corrections personnel, law enforcement, pre-trial service agencies, law enforcement, vocational rehabilitation, education and housing, and treatment providers.


The Education Bureau is committed to providing quality educational and vocational programs and library services that will assist the incarcerated individual to become responsible members of the family, workforce, and community upon release. This will be accomplished through teamwork, dedication, and collaboration with other departments, agencies, and the community at large.

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Health Services

New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) Health Services Bureau (HSB) is committed to providing quality healthcare that meets correctional healthcare standards and constitutional mandates. The goal of HSB is to assure the care, opportunities and education necessary for patients to improve their health.

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Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services provides diagnostic assessment, treatment and programming utilizing a biopsychosocial model that takes into account physical, psychological, and social factors that impact on the inmate’s well being. Services are designed to assist offenders in attaining and/or maintaining their cognitive and emotional well being in the sometimes-stressful environment that is associated with incarceration.

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Volunteer Services

The New Mexico Corrections Department appreciates the hard work and dedication of our faithful volunteers who serve our incarcerated and those returning from prison to the community. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource to our department as they provide hope, examples of neighbors who care, reduce recidivism and help to make our community a safer and better place.

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