Important Updates:

San Juan County has consolidated all the relevant information about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in one place, More here...

San Juan County ,offices have reopened, following COVID Safe Practices, learn more here 
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Beginning January 15, 2020, the San Juan County Detention Center will no longer host onsite visitation for detainees. All detainee visits must be scheduled and conducted online.

Access information about detainees – information about booking, charges, and bonding as well as mugshots for current and past detainees.

Detainee information is only available through the online lookup system. Anyone inquiring by phone will be directed to use the online lookup system.


San Juan County Adult Detention Center is a full-service county operated facility. The Detention Center is responsible for the operations of the county jail as entrusted by the citizens of San Juan County to provide safe, secure and humane housing to all detainees in custody. Court commitments are held for no more than 364 days.

The San Juan County Adult Detention Center is committed to the principles of basic human rights and dignity afforded all persons as embodied in the constitutions of the United States and the state of New Mexico.

San Juan County Adult Detention Center training philosophy reinforces professional standards and principles established by the National Institute of Corrections. Through concerned leadership, the dedicated staff promotes the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. These attributes incorporate effective operational controls while ensuring accountability and responsibility by all.

This is accomplished by:

  • Ensuring Detainees are provided respect and dignity.
  • Ensuring stakeholders, community residents and staff are provided adequate security in order to maintain the highest levels of safety.
  • Ensure appropriate training to accommodate the multi-disciplines necessary to maintain operational readiness.
  • Exploring professional resources available to improve our primary purposes for a safe and secure environment.


  • Can children visit a detainee?
  • Can I drop off a bible or other religious material for a detainee?
  • How can a detainee be notified of a family emergency?
  • How can I find a court date and court information?
  • How do I address a letter to a detainee?
  • How do I put money on a detainee’s account?
  • How does a detainee “bond out” of jail?
  • What if I do not want to accept calls from a detainee?
  • What if I have a medical question regarding a detainee?
  • When can I drop off property for a detainee?
  • When is visitation?
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