Otero County Prison Facility

Otero County Prison Facility is a privately-owned maximum-security prison for men that is located just outside of Chaparral, New Mexico. This facility is managed by the Management and Training Corporation under contract with the New Mexico Corrections Department and can house approximately 1,420 inmates

The Otero County Prison Facility (OCPF) is dedicated to working with NMCD. They have dedicated the west wing of the facility to house and educate NMCD inmates. They have also completed the upgrade to the inside perimeter fence to accommodate outside recreation, as well as enabling inmates to use the Sweat Lodge.

Otero County is the owner of the facility and their clients include the state, which began sending about 300 sex offenders to the institution beginning in early 2013. Most of the facility is dedicated to housing federal prisoners of the United States Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

In December 2017, the ICE Processing Center at Otero County "landed at the center of ongoing controversy surrounding private prisons and ICE detention" when a report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General found that conditions at the facility undermined the rights of detainees meant to be held in civil, not punitive, custody.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Effective immediately, all visitation is suspended at Otero County Prison Facility through the end of April 2020. This includes the suspension of contact, non-contact, and attorney visits in all prison facilities.

For questions regarding NMCD’s response to COVID-19, please contact Public Information Officer Eric Harrison at 505-382-3541 or email [email protected]. For information regarding NMCD’s response to COVID-19, click here https://cd.nm.gov/covid-19-updates

Visitation Hours after April 30, 2020 will be as follows:
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

General Information

All visitors must submit a Visitor Application in advance, then they must be added to an inmate's visiting list before visitation is permitted. All approved visitors that are 16 years of age and older must surrender a valid picture ID upon entering the facility for visiting.

When you come to visit you will not be able to bring most of your personal property into the visiting room, so it is best if you leave it in your car. All items that you take into the visiting room will be searched by an officer. You may bring:

  • $20 in loose change for vending machines

If you have a baby you may bring:

  • two bottles
  • one sip cup
  • three diapers
  • one blanket
  • Baby wipes
  • Factory sealed baby food
  • One baby spoon (not metal)
  • One pacifier
  • One baby carrier

For a complete list of rules, click here.

Dress Code

All visitors must be appropriately attired in accordance with policy before entering any New Mexico Correctional Facility. Visitors are subject to denial of visiting privilege for that day if their attire is not in accordance with this policy.

Male Visitors:

Trousers and a shirt with sleeves must be worn at all times. Plain white undershirts or muscle shirts are not allowed when used as an outer garment. Restricted clothing colors will depend on the facility inmate uniform code. This information is available by calling the prison facility.

The following are not allowed:

  • Shorts, beach-type shorts, or cut-offs
  • Tank-Tops
  • Hats, scarves, bandanas, or other types of headbands
  • Skintight clothing or spandex
  • Undergarments shall be worn, but not visible through outer clothing
  • Footwear must be worn at all times, beach type thongs and slippers are not permitted
  • Open-toed shoes are allowed
  • Sweat clothes or athletic (warm-up) clothes may be worn, with the exception of shorts

Female Visitors:

Dresses, skirts or pants must be worn. Skirts or dresses cannot be more than three inches above the knee or have a slit higher than mid-thigh.

The following are not allowed:

  • Shorts, cut-offs, and beach-type shorts
  • Skintight clothing or spandex
  • Tank top blouses, spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter-tops, spandex or spandex-like pants
  • See-through clothing, clothing that shows cleavage, the midriff, shoulders or any part of the breast or upper thigh
  • Hats, scarves, bandanas or other types of headbands
  • Bathing suits worn as outer garment
  • Sweat clothes or athletic (warm-up) clothes may be worn, with the exception of shorts
  • Undergarments must be worn, including brassieres, but must not be visible through outer clothing
  • Footwear must be worn at all times, beach type thongs, and slippers are not permitted. Open-toed shoes are allowed


All children the age of eight years old or above will be required to adhere to the adult dress code, according to gender. Children that are seven and younger shall be limited to the following exceptions:

  • Short pants that are not shorter than three inches above the knee

All children including infants will be fully clothed at all times. Infants will not be permitted to wear only a diaper.

Miscellaneous: (Regardless of Age)-The following are not allowed for any visitor:

  • Clothing expressing profanity, derogatory statements, or remarks
  • Clothing which promotes drugs, alcohol, or sex
  • Clothing that in the opinion of facility staff is promoting gangs or that has gang symbols
  • Clothing worn in a baggy or sagging fashion, normally identified with gang dress
  • Headwear of any sort (including head bands)
  • No sunglasses, unless they are prescription

Physical Address

Otero County Prison Facility
10 McGregor Range Road
Chaparral, NM 88081

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3wSDLPjxXKj9e4Rx7

General Phone Number

​(575) 824-4884

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Otero County Prison Facility
10 McGregor Range Road
Chaparral, NM 88081

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New Mexico, please click here.

How to Send Money

An approved visitor can send a money order with the inmate’s name and number directly to the facility.

Programs For Inmates

Management & Training Corporation believes that incarcerated individuals benefit from programmatic activities while incarcerated and after release. Quality short-term programs and a positive environment provided by competent staff can greatly enhance the chances for confined persons to appropriately adjust to the correctional institution, and to society upon release.

The Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) is offered to state inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility.

Otero County Prison Facility offers inmates work and training programs. Some of the jobs available include janitorial work, working in laundry, and food service. Inmates can also participate in various religious services.

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Careers at Otero County Prison Facility

If you are interested in a career with Management & Training Corporation and would like to work at the Otero County Prison Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.