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New Mexico: Prison Resources

American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico
P.O. Box 566
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 266-5915 
Fax: (505) 266-5916

  • To maintain and advance the cause of civil liberties within the state of New Mexico, with particular emphasis on the freedom of religion, speech, press, association, and assemblage, and the right to vote, due process of law and equal protection of law, and to take any legitimate action in the furtherance and defense of such purposes.
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Northern Regional Office
621 Old Santa Fe Trail, Suite 16
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 982-8181        
Fax: (505) 982-3391

Regional Center for Border Rights
P.O. Box 727
Las Cruces, NM 88004
Phone: (575) 527-0664
Fax: (575) 527-0111

NEW MEXICO-CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants)
P.O. Box 543
Deming, NM 88031
Phone: (575)546-9003
Contact: Elena and Joe Bost

P B & J Family Services, Inc.

1101 Lopez, Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 877-7060
Contact: Debbie Sanchez, Site Director
Agency Head: Angie Vachio, Executive Director
Area Served: Bernalillo, Cibola, Valenci and Sandoval Counties

  • Provides transportation, enhanced visiting, parent education, information, referrals, case management, childcare, group activities, gifts for children, family reunification support, and family therapy at four New Mexico prisons.

Prison Family Services
P.O. Box 639
Las Cruces, NM 88005-0639
Phone: (505) 527-4046
Contact: Olga Granado, Coordinator
Agency Head: Charles C. Brewster, Managing Director
Area Served: Dona Ana County

  • Provides transportation, overnight lodging, hospitality center, children's center in visiting area, information, referrals, childcare, gifts for children, religious ministry, public education and advocacy.

Wings Ministry
2226 B Wyoming, Northeast, #130
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 291-6412
Contact: Ann Edenfield, Director
Area Served: USA
Parent Organization: Global Logos

  • Provides religious ministry outreach gatherings (Easter, Back-To-School, and Christmas) to families of prisoners.

Celebrate Recovery Inside
5280 Seminole Trail
Las Cruces, NM  88012-7391
Phone: (505) 382-6917

  • Celebrate Recovery Inside is a ministry of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, and a division of Celebrate Recovery which is in more than 10,000 churches and growing. It was developed by John Baker and Rick Warren. We help get the program into prisons and jails which then is able to link the person released from incarceration back to the community in transition to a program he/she was participating in in the institution.

Legal Aid

ACLU of New Mexico
P.O. BOX 566
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 266-5915

State Public Defender
New Mexico Public Defender Department 
301 North Guadalupe Street, Suite 101 
Santa Fe, NM 87501 
Phone: (505) 827-3931 
Fax: (505) 476-0357

Clinical Law Programs 
University of New Mexico School of Law 
1117 Stanford Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87131 
Phone: (505) 277-5265 
Fax: (505) 277-4367 

  • The Clinical Law Programs at the University of New Mexico School of Law is developing the Access to Practitioner Network, a list of attorneys who work for reduced fee or pro bono on issues faced by low-income people. The Clinical Law Program assists those people whose incomes are below federal poverty levels.

State Bar of New Mexico 
121 Tijeras Street, Northeast 
P.O. Box 25883 
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
Phone: (505) 842-6132 
Fax: (505) 843-8765 

New Mexico Legal Aid
500 Copper Northwest, Suite 300
P.O. Box 25486
Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486
Phone: (505) 243-7871

New Mexico Legal Aid (Albuquerque) 
P.O. Box 25486 Suite 3100 
Albuquerque, NM 87104 
Phone: (505) 243-7871 
Fax: (505) 842-9864 
Intake Phone: (505) 243-7871 
Counties Served: Statewide 
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Employment, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Real Estate 
Other Case Types: Migrant, land and water rights. 
Case Restrictions: We obtain divorces for victims of domestic violence who have minor children. Varies according to funding. Primary funding is federal LSC. Most services require that client be below 125% of federal poverty guidelines.

Southern New Mexico Legal Services Private Attorney Involement 
300 North Downtown Mall 
Las Cruces, NM 88001-1247 
Phone: (505) 541-4867 
Fax: (505) 541-4840 
Counties Served: Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, Socorro 
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Wills 
Case Restrictions: Children of the marriage, 90 day separation, all household income, non-post decree. Types of cases private contractors elect to handle under contract. 

DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc. 
709 North Butler Avenue 
Farmington, NM 87401-6855 
Phone: (505) 325-8886 
Fax: (505) 327-9486 
Counties Served: San Juan 
Case Types: Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Wills 
Case Restrictions: Law priority

  • Use this legal directory to view a list of New Mexico legal service providers and programs. Here you canview the legal programs available in a specific county. Choose the county from the drop-down field.

  • List of pro bono legal service providers in New Mexico.

1117 Stanford Street
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 277-5265
Contact: April Land, Director

  • Actual innocence only, mostly DNA

University of Houston Law Center, 100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743-7552
Contact: David Dow

  • Actual innocence claims, not restricted to DNA cases.

117 Stanford Northeast 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 
Phone: (505) 277-5265 
Contact: April Land, Barbara Bergman, or Rob Schwartz

Dismas House, Inc.
P.O. Box 6101
Albuquerque, NM  87197
Phone: (505) 343-0746

  • Transitional housing program for men and women who are parolees from New Mexico prisons. Room board, utilities, laundry facilities and unlimited local phone calls are provided at an affordable cost for a maximum of 10 people at any given time. There is a multi-step admission process and a minimum 90-day supervised stay.

New Mexico Women's Justice Project
1101 Lopez Road, Southwest
Albuquerque, NM  87105-
Phone: (505) 877-7060

  • Provide a broad range of technical assistance, advocacy, training, planning, and oversight on issues involving women in prison and jails and the children of incarcerated parents.

Sondra Everhart
State LTC Ombudsman
New Mexico Aging & LTC Services Department
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505)476-4790
Fax: (505)476-4836

New Mexico Department of Labor 
401 Broadway Northeast 
Albuquerque, NM 87102 

  • Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Federal Bonding Program
New Mexico Department of Labor 
401 Broadway Northeast, Fourth Floor 
Albuquerque, NM 87103 
Phone: (505) 841-8501 
Fax: (505) 841-8467 

  • The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Criminal Record Repository
Department of Safety 
Attention Record Section 
4491 Cerrilos Street
P.O. Box 1628 
Santa Fe, NM 87450 
Phone: (505) 827-9181 

  • This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

Office of the Attorney General 
P.O. Drawer 1508 
Santa Fe, NM 87504 
Phone: (505) 827-6000 

Prison Industry Program
New Mexico Department of Corrections 
4104 Pan American Freeway Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87107 
Phone: (505) 841-4289 

  • There are several different industry programs available to prisoners in New Mexico, including shoe/garment manufacture, printing, dairy farming, telemarketing, textile/sewing industry, data entry, micrographics and furniture manufacture/ painting.

Work Release Program
New Mexico Department of Corrections 
4101 Pan American Freeway Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87107 
Phone: (505) 841-4289 

  • Work release is available to minimum-security inmates whose convictions are not classified as violent and who have one year or less to serve before parole eligibility.

Pre-Release Program
New Mexico Department of Corrections 
4101 Pan American Freeway Northeast 
Albuquerque, NM 87107 
Phone: (505) 841-4289 

  • Pre-release programming is offered to those inmates who are classified as minimum restricted and are eligible for release within a year but presently are not eligible to leave facility grounds. An Employment Development Plan is developed by the inmate with the assistance of correction staff. Documentation, such as social security cards, birth certificates, driver's license and GED certificate, is obtained, as well as vocational training certificates, assessment test results, etc. This documentation is placed in a portfolio the prisoner takes with him/her upon release. The pre-release program is not mandatory.

Post Release Transitional Program
New Mexico Department of Corrections 
4101 Pan American Freeway Northeast 
Albuquerque, NM 87107 
Phone: (505) 841-4289 

New Mexico Probation and Parole Division 
P.O. Box 27116 
Santa Fe, NM 87502 
Phone: (505) 827-8830 
Fax: (505) 827-8679

Job Training Division
New Mexico Department of Labor 
1596 Pacheco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87502 
Phone: (505) 827-6838 
Fax: (505) 827-6812

Learn, Earn and Develop Success
Families and Youth, Inc. 
1320 South Solano 
P.O. Box 1868 
Las Cruces, NM 88001 
Phone: (505) 556-1627 
Fax: (505) 522-9017

  • Learn, Earn and Develop Success, a project of Families and Youth, Inc., works with adjudicated youth 16 to 21 years of age to provide job training and work experience. Referrals are received from the Probation Department and juvenile centers. The program consists of 180 hours paid work experience leading to permanent job placement, as well as assistance in setting educational and/or technical training goals.

New Mexico Citizens for Change
Contact: Lloyd Swartz or Alice Benson

  • New Mexico chapter of RSOL (Reform Sex Offender Laws). A nationwide network of sex offender rights and advocacy groups.

Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases New Mexico

  • If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.

All Faiths Receiving Home, Inc.
1709 Moon Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: 271-0329
Fax: 271-4957
Contact: Steve Johnson

  • Treatment for intrafamilial sex offenders specializing in family reunification cases.

David Braccialarghe
P.O. Box 1388
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 454-2271  
Fax: 454-2136

  • A state funded residential treatment center for adolescent males 13-17 providing assessment and treatment for up to twenty-four months.

New Mexico Offender Treatment Resources
P.O. Box 609
Tijeras, NM 87059
Phone: 842-6968
Fax: 243-2776
Contact: Moss Aubrey, Ph.D.

  • Provides assessment of adolescent and adult males with regard to deviant sexual behavior and treatment of adult deviant sexual behavior; Pretrial evaluations and expert testimony; resource directory of offender treatment in New Mexico; and New Mexico contact for the National Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

Rick Meredith
P.O. Box 1495
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-7076 or (800)-789-9101

  • Provides evaluation and outpatient treatment for sex offenders in San Juan County New Mexico and the Four Corners area.

Jeffrey Koenigsberg, LMSW, CJSOC
C.A.R.E. Unit
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
3695 Hot Springs Boulevard
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 454-2259
Fax: (505) 454-2428

  • A state funded residential treatment center for adolescent males 13-17 providing assessment and treatment for up to twenty-four months.


Forensic Behavioral Health Associates, LLC
Troy J. Rodgers, Psy.D.
Phone: (505) 888-5499

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Also treats: child, adolescent/teenage, and adult patients with developmental disabilities
  • Also treats: child, adolescent/teenage, and adult abuse survivors
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Moss Aubrey, Ph.D.
Phone: (505) 842-6968

  • Evaluation only of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also evaluates: patients with developmental disabilities age 14 to adult
  • Languages: English

Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center
Tom Hall, L.I.S.W., C.J.S.O.T. 
Phone: (505) 344-4673, ext. 141

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers
  • Languages: English

Tom J. Hall, L.I.S.W., C.J.S.O.T.
Phone: (505) 856-5191

  • Evaluation and treatment of: intellectually disabled adults
  • Languages: English


Geo-Lea County Correctional Facility
Kathleen Nestor, M.A., L.P.P.C., C.C.H.P. 
Mark Weinheimer-Munro, M.A.
Stacy Massengill, L.M.H.C., L.S.A.T.
Marsha J. Perry, L.M.H.C.
Phone: (505) 392-405

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adults
  • Languages: English

Las Cruces

Alternative Solutions
T. Gregory Kopp, Psy.D.
Nick Barneclo, Ph.D.
Janette Castillo, Ph.D.
Phone: (575) 525-8500

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Also treats: abuse survivors
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center/PARE Program
Denise Johnson, Ed.S. 
Phone: (505) 988-1951

  • Languages: English

Somos un Pueblo Unido
1804 Espinacitas Street
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Phone: (505) 424-7832
Fax: (505) 438-8518

Promotores de Derechos
P.O. Box 2061
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 243-5911

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