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On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will hold a holiday party for the children of the inmates currently housed at the facility. The event will be held at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Center.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will hold a job fair, with nearly two dozen other public safety, law enforcement and military agencies.

The event will be held at the Paradise Hills Community Center,... Read More


Deputy Chief of Security, Ralph Fernandez, will become the new chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center when Chief Greg Rees retires on Nov. 2, 2018 -- a move the county believes will continue the stability and progress made under Chief Rees’... Read More


An ongoing maintenance project at the Metropolitan Detention Center will impact inmate visits and phone systems intermittently during the week of Aug. 27, 2018.

Intermittent power outages will occur throughout MDC beginning in the mid-afternoon Tuesda... Read More


On Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will hold a graduation ceremony for the 211th cadet class.

Fifteen cadets have passed MDC’s rigorous corrections officer academy and will be sworn in to begin t... Read More


On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will hold a hiring event, in hopes of filling dozens of currently vacant positions at the facility.

Tuesday’s event will be held at the South Valley Multipurpos... Read More


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, initiating a response by MDC’s medical cont... Read More


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 and compassion. Do you have what it takes? Below are ... Read More


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-Cordova. The 27-year-old was last seen at the... Read More


The Metropolitan Detention Center is seeking the public’s help locating an inmate who was mistakenly released in the early morning hours of June 10, 2018. Inmate Duwin Perez-Cordova, 27, (DOB 09/10/90) was released from MDC and dropped off down... Read More


The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized May 6–12, 2018, as National Correctional Officers Employee Week at its administrative meeting on Tuesday, May 8.

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, held annually during the ... Read More


It has come to the attention of Bernalillo County officials that scammers are now using the Metropolitan Detention Center’s phone number, as an attempt to defraud the public of money.

The scammers appear to be using a long-time ploy, telling the... Read More


Bernalillo County management and representatives from the union representing MDC correctional officers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 18, Local 2499, have agreed to new contract terms, which were ap... Read More


Bernalillo County recently expanded its 12-year-old methadone program at the Metropolitan Detention Center to include enrolling detainees not currently enrolled in the program and create a continuum of care when they are released to help save li... Read More


The American Correctional Association has found the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center in 100-percent compliance with 59 mandatory and 308 non-mandatory standards for correctional facilities - the highest score ever received by MDC.

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