Spread across 191,400 sq.ft., the Guadalupe county correctional facility is a privately-owned Level III/IV designated medium-security prison for men having a capacity of holding 600 inmates. It is located just about two miles south of Santa Rosa, at South Highway 54, Exit 3B, Santa Rosa, NM 88435. The facility can be contacted via phone at 515-472-1002.
The facility is privately owned by the Correctional Properties Trust and is managed by the GEO group. The construction of the Guadalupe county correctional facility began in 1997, and the first inmates were allotted here in 1999. The facility aims to maintain high standards of safety & security for the public, its employees as well as inmates.
Visiting inmates at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
Visitors are allowed to visit the facility to meet the inmates on Wednesdays through Sundays, and holidays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Inmates need to request adding/removing a person on their visitation list, after which an application is mailed to the person. The same needs to be filled and mailed back to the facility.
What to carry
All visitors aged 16 and above would need to carry a valid photo ID for visitation at the Guadalupe correctional facility. Visitors are only allowed to carry their ID, $20 in coins for the vending machine and a single car key in a clear Ziploc bag into the premises, the rest needs to be left out or in the car. Purses and wallets are not allowed inside the facility. Visitors with infants are allowed to bring specific baby items, please do check the complete list and call in advance to inform the authorities and confirm about the same.
What to wear
Visitors must strictly adhere to the prescribed dress code for visiting the inmates.
Sending mail to inmates at Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
Inmates at this facility are allowed to receive an unlimited amount of personal mail, but can only have a limited amount with them in their cell at a time. All incoming and outgoing mail is thoroughly checked for contraband. A small amount of postage is offered to the inmates for free, depending on their security level and the amount they hold in their accounts.
Sending photos to inmates
Photos no larger than 4" by 6" can also be sent to the inmates. Instant or polaroid photos are not permitted. Photos containing nudity, gang relations or of staff, witnesses or anything that can jeopardize the security of the prison is not permitted.
Sending holiday packages to inmates
Persons on an inmate's approved visitation list can also send special holiday packages from approved vendors to the inmates. Packages must be postmarked between Dec 1 to 31, and are of no more than $70 in value. An inmate can receive a maximum of two packages per year.
Sending books & magazines to inmates
Inmates can receive books, magazines and newspapers from Amazon.com provided the goods are new and fresh. Books/magazines/newspapers cannot contain any objectionable material in it. The address must mention the inmate's full name and ID number.
Guadalupe county correctional facility inmate programs
This New Mexico facility currently offers multiple programs for inmates, including recreation, volunteering, and religious programs. There are also programs related to education and work. The facility offers inmates services including counseling, mental health, medical and dental, food, commissary, library, safety, and security. A state-operated industry program is also run here.
Guadalupe county correctional facility inmate search
One can access the Guadalupe county correctional facility inmate locator using the GoLookUp inmate search directory to locate particular inmates at the facility. This directory can be accessed here: https://golookup.com/inmate-search