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New Mexico 2018

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The Jail System

New Mexico has 33 jails in 33 counties. The jail population in 2018 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2018, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of New Mexico correctional authorities was 7,030 located in 6 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 4,048 employees and budget of $298 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2018, New Mexico's community corrections population under probation was 12,090 and parole was 2,805.


The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2018 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate
Violent Crime Rate
Property Crime Rate


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
6 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Prison Budget