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Metropolitan Detention Center
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    100 Deputy Dean Miera Dr. SW
    Albuquerque, NM 87151


    (505) 839-8700


    Administrative Offices: 
    Monday - Friday 
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    MDC Information Desk:
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m.



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    How to Deposit Money into an MDC Inmate's Account

    Deposit Money in Person

    • Bring cash for amount of deposit only
    • No money orders accepted
    • Minimum deposit required is $5
    • No change will be given

    Hours of Operation for Depositing Money in Person

    • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    • 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Money by Mail

    • All money sent through the mail shall be addressed to “MDC Attn: Cash Accounting”
    • Money received can only be in the form of a money order and shall not exceed $100 (Western Union will still be limited to $50.00)
    • All money orders shall be made payable to MDC with the inmate’s name and booking number in the memo section
    • Any money by mail that does not follow the above criteria will be returned to sender
    • Please note that cashier’s checks are not accepted
    • Send to:
      • MDC c/o Cash Accounting
      • 100 Deputy Dean Miera Dr. SW
      • Albuquerque, NM 87151
    • Please allow 5-7 business days to process
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