Prison Overcrowding: New Mexico

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from New Mexico’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures FY 2008

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $299.5 million
  • Percentage of general fund – 4.6%

DOC STAFF and POPULATION

  • Total department active personnel – 2,200
  • Total number of facilities – 10
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction – 16,534
  • Average length of sentence served – 17.8 months

Organization of state divisions, view here.

PAROLE/PROBATION

  • Facilities – 28
  • Population – 25,663

OVERCROWDING QUICK FACTS

  • In fiscal year 2008, the probation and parole offender population increased by 3.2 percent
  • One in 239 of all New Mexico adults are in prison

POINTS OF CONTACT

New Mexico Corrections Department,
4337 NM 14,
Santa Fe NM 87508

Organization of DOC Staff, view here

HELPFUL LINKS

New Mexico Department of Corrections

See also,

New York Prison Overcrowding