Prison Overcrowding: New Mexico

Below is a summary of information including: the most recent 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

DOC Costs

  • Annual budget: $296.25 million

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 2,532
  • Total number of facilities: 11
  • Average daily offender population: 6,603

Organization of state divisions, view here


  • Parole population: 3417
  • Probation population:14,874
  • Average caseload per probation/parole officer: 99

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 FeNM87508

Organization of DOC Staff, view here

Helpful Links

New Mexico Department of Corrections

2010-2011 Annual Report

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Cara Sullivan

Task Force Director
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development
& Justice Performance Project  

See also,

New York Prison Overcrowding