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Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

South Highway 54 PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: (575) 472-1001
Fax: (575) 472-1006
Capacity: 600
Client: Guadalupe County, New Mexico & New Mexico Corrections Department (IGA)
Accreditations: National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) American Correctional Association (ACA)

BACKGROUND: The New Mexico Corrections Department issued a Request for Proposals during February 1996 to design, finance, construct and privately operate a multi-security classification prison on a site provided by the Guadalupe County Industrial Development Authority in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. The contract was awarded April 1996.

SCOPE OF WORK: The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is responsible for providing facility administration, fiscal management, personnel and training, programs and recreation, sanitation and hygiene, volunteer and religious programs, security, safety and control, classification, education, inmate work programs, counseling and mental health services, medical and dental, food services, commissary, discipline and grievances, libraries and 30,000 sq. ft. of industries. The facility currently operates a state industry program.

FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The 191,400 sq. ft. facility is located inside a double fenced security perimeter that utilizes microwave intrusion detection and 24 hour vehicle patrol. The facility complex consists of an administration/visitation building; education and library complex; kitchen, laundry and dining building, industries building; intake, release and medical building; two medium security housing buildings, a gymnasium, family visitation units, fire substation and maintenance building. Offenders are housed in a double-celled medium security unit, a county detention area, and a single-celled administrative segregation unit. The entire facility is designed to comply with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards.

ACCREDITATION: This facility was awarded initial accreditation by the ACA in 2001 and was re-accredited in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. The facility’s medical unit was accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) in June 2005.

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