Ruidoso City Jail

Ruidoso City Jail Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: July 15, 2020
New Mexico
Postal Code
Lincoln County
Phone Number
City Jail
1085 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

About Ruidoso City Jail

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Between 1971 to about 1985, the Ruidoso City Jail only was composed of two cells that were sat right next to one another in the communications portion of the Ruidoso City Hall.

The patrol officers were responsible for processing and booking the inmates while the dispatchers would be the ones who oversaw supervising the inmates as the city jail had no real detention officers.

Then in 1986, the Ruidoso City Jail moved to the Ruidoso Municipal Center. This new jail would be composed of six single cells alongside three holding cells near the booking area. The patrol officers would then again oversee processing and booking inmates while the dispatchers would still oversee supervising the inmates.

The Ruidoso City Jail that you see today on (1085 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345) was officially in use starting on August 2, 2004. This facility contains 64 jail cells within four different cell units. The facility also comes equipped with isolation cells, holding cells, and medical cells as well.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

While an inmate may not always be able to talk to you via the telephone, an inmate can have the chance to receive your handwritten letters.

You are more than welcome to send handwritten letters to an inmate while they are in the Ruidoso City Jail. The Ruidoso City Jail will always examine all mail before being distributed to the person it was addressed to.

Sending Money

An inmate will need funds while they are in the Ruidoso City Jail. Whether the funds are to purchase items from the commissary or to pay off their dues that they owe.

An easy way to give an inmate funds is to stop by the correctional facility and drop off a money order to the detention officer in the lobby.

Phone calls

Ruidoso City Jail inmates are limited to 15-minute collect call telephone conversations with their loved ones.


Visitation schedule changes occasionally at the Ruidoso City Jail. You will need to call the correctional facility to find out when they allow visitors for their inmates.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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