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Metropolitan Detention Center

Professional Visitor Definition

  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Private attorneys
  • District attorneys and public defenders

Rules and Regulations:

1. Entry will be granted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  If an attorney visit is being conducted during this time, the attorney will be permitted to complete his/her business. Any entry other than during the times designated above must be approved by the MDC security major or his/her designee.

2. All professional visitors must provide the following:

  • Valid New Mexico driver’s license or ID card
  • Bar Association ID
  • Agency ID (APD, BCSO, PD, DA etc.)

All other professional visitors must obtain approval from MDC administration prior to entering the security perimeter

3. Dress code:

  • Professional dress only
  • All visitors must wear shoes at all times, shoes must be fully enclosed, no open-toed shoes are permitted

4. Professional visitors will be allowed to bring in the following items: Paperwork, briefcases, and writing material related to the visit. All electronic devices and all other items must be approved by MDC administration.

5. The following items are NOT allowed:

  • Weapons
  • Smoking material; tobacco

Note: The Chief of Corrections reserves the right to authorize items at his/her discretion.

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