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Metropolitan Detention Center

The mission of the Metropolitan Detention Center is to protect the public and provide a safe and secure environment for both inmates and staff under the principles of direct supervision and in accordance with the American Correctional Association (ACA) standards. 

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) works with the Bernalillo County Commission, the Bernalillo County Manager’s Office, criminal justice stakeholders and the community to provide safe and efficient solutions for the safety, health and welfare of inmates housed at the facility. MDC provides comprehensive health care and inmate programs in an effort to maintain inmate health and reduce recidivism.

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  • Just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, six inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) were sickened by an unknown substance. The officer in the housing area immediately called a medical code...

  • Are you interested in working at the Metropolitan Detention Center and joining our dedicated staff of hard-working professionals? Our goal is to build a safer community through courage, commitment an...

  • The Metropolitan Detention Center and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to work with our law enforcement partners in the search for mistakenly released MDC inmate Duwin Perez-...

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