Corrections Department

About the Department

The New Mexico Corrections Department encompasses both Adult Prisons and Probation and Parole. The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) is one of the largest State Departments in New Mexico, and is fully committed to public safety.

NMCD has 8 different divisions, the largest being the Adult Prisons Division (APD) which covers 11 prison facilities throughout New Mexico, and houses over 6,800 inmates. APD is committed to holding inmates accountable for their actions, along with integrating programs for rehabilitation and reformation through various services, which reduce the risk of recidivism.

The second largest division of NMCD is Probation and Parole Division (PPD) , which supervises over 18,500 offenders at any given time throughout the state. Offenders are required to comply with special conditions of supervision including restitution and counseling, to ensure a smooth transition and integration back into society.

For more information on other divisions of NMCD, please visit the different pages below: 

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Alisha Tafoya Lucero

Alisha Tafoya Lucero

Alisha Tafoya Lucero has nearly two decades of experience in the New Mexico Corrections Department, beginning in 2001 as a classification officer. She has served as Deputy Warden and Interim Warden of the Penitentiary of New Mexico and Interim Warden of Springer Correctional Facility. She is a member of the American Correctional Society and a graduate of the Probation-Parole Officer Academy. Tafoya Lucero earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Mexico.

Contact Information

Central Office phone 505-827-8645

Latest News

Additional Inmate Result Announced

SANTA FE–The New Mexico Corrections Department today announced an additional positive test result for one inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility (CNMCF). The new positive inmate is a 51-year-old new intake that arrived at CNMCF on Friday May 15th from...

NMCD Announces Results for Inmate and Staff Testing

SANTA FE– The New Mexico Corrections Department Friday morning announced the results for all facility staff and inmate population surveillance tests. On Friday May 8, 2020 NMCD completed testing of all staff working inside its prisons facilities. Surveillance...