Detention Center

Attorney Visits

  • 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.
Visits will also be accommodated on a reasonable request other than the times listed.

Family Visits

Generally, all visits are non-contact. Visitors must be over the age of 18 and must bring proper identification. Some examples of proper I.D. are: Driver's License, Military I.D., Passport, etc.

Only immediate family will be allowed to visit (parents, grandparents, sister or brother). All other visits must be approved by the Chief of Security. Any person who has been incarcerated within the last 6 months or is out on bail/bond will not be allowed to visit or have access to the detention center. One child may visit on the third week of every month according to regular scheduled visiting hours. Two immediate family members and a maximum of one child may be allowed to visit on certain holidays; the inmate will be made aware prior to the holidays so that he can notify visitors.

All visitors will be expected to dress appropriately when visiting inmates at this facility.

The following items are prohibited as dress code while visiting inmates:

a. Transparent blouses or tops
b. Tank tops, spaghetti strap tops or halters
c. Skirts or shorts more than three inches above the knee
d. Low-cut necklines and/or backless tops or dresses
f. Obscene, profane or violence depicted logos on any t-shirt or any piece of clothing
g. Open toed shoes

Officers handling visitations will have limited discretion in deciding whether clothing worn by the visitor is appropriate.

Depositing Money

Anyone can deposit money in an inmate's account. Money may be deposited in the cashier machine in the front lobby of the Eddy County Detention Center at 201 N Main in Carlsbad, everyday, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The machine takes cash and credit or debit cards. The machine does not accept coins or $1 bills. There is a transaction fee of $3.25 each time money is deposited.

Money can also be added to an inmates account through Smart Deposit at 866-394-0490 or by clicking on this link Smart Deposit Website.

Medical/Dental/Mental Health Care

  • There is a Registered Nurse on duty 7 days per week, as well as holidays.
  • The Medical Director is a State Licensed physician.
  • Mental health services are provided by Carlsbad Mental Health Center.
  • Dental services are also available.
The detention center is seeking national accreditation for compliance with the standards of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.