Visitor's Information

Sending Mail to Inmates

Please Address Any U.S. Mail to:

Inmate’s Full Name
Otero County Detention Center


Full Name & Address 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (Required)
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Visiting Inmates

Only persons listed on the Inmate’s Authorization List may visit. The list is completed by the inmate at the time they are processed into the facility and can not be changed.

If you have been incarcerated within the last 6 months you will not be permitted to visit. Exception: Immediate Family Only.

Visiting Days & Hours for Adult Inmates

Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You must be signed in before 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. absolutely no exceptions. Visits on Tuesdays and Saturdays will remain 15 minutes. Inmates are brought out only 1 time to visit each visiting day regardless of how many visitors are present. 

Cell phones are not permitted in the facility; If you are caught with a Cell Phone you will be asked to leave the facility and denied visitation for the day. If your name is listed differently on visitation list, but you are married to the Inmate you will need to provide a marriage certificate.

Depositing Money

You may utilize the Kiosk, in the lobby for credit card or cash deposits; money orders may be mailed in or brought to the front office during Business Hours, Monday through Friday  from 8 a.m. - 4p.m. ID's are required for all transactions. Another option for depositing monies is online on the Smart Deposit website, or by telephone: 866-394-0490. 

Under normal circumstance, Commissary is ordered on Wednesday and is distributed on Friday. Money to be used to order commissary must be in before close of business on Tuesdays.

Children Visitors

A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under the age of 18. All visitors will be required to show a valid photo ID. Visitors will supervise their children at all times or will not be allowed to visit. Visitors dressed inappropriately will not be allowed to visit.


Packages (anything over 9” x 12” envelopes is considered a package) are not accepted for inmates. The only exception will be if the package was pre-approved, if not approved by the Administrator or his/her designee, package will be returned to sender. All letters for inmates must be mailed into the facility. No stamps, envelopes or other items are allowed . Inmates may receive 3 appropriate pictures per letter. Messages will not be passed to inmates either verbally or written.

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