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Metropolitan Detention Center

BernCo Announces New Convenient MDC Commissary Deposit Services

Bernalillo County Commissioners recently approved a new agreement with the Keefe Commissary Group for the commissary and deposit services for the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Two Officers and One Inmate Test Positive for COVID-19 at Metropolitan Detention Center

Three new positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19 have been identified at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC). On June 20, an MDC officer, working in the facility, tested positive for COVID-19. The officer, tested June 18, received positive test results June 20. The officer had no symptoms and was sent home to self-quarantine.

BernCo Commission Approves New MDC Chief

Bernalillo County Commissioners concur with County Manager Julie Morgas Baca’s choice of Greg Richardson as the new chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center – effective May 10.
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MDC Begins Release of Susceptible Inmates due to COVID-19

MDC is releasing some inmates who are considered vulnerable to COVID-19, according to CDC guidelines. Inmates who are in custody facing violent charges are ineligible for release.
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Metropolitan Detention Center Begins Remote Inmate Video Visits

The Metropolitan Detention Center has enabled remote inmate visiting as of Thursday, March 19.

Metropolitan Detention Center/Youth Services Center Outline Steps to Minimize COVID-19 Impact on Staff and Inmates

Officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) have put the following guidelines in place to help to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

Bernalillo County Makes Progress Toward Resolving McClendon Lawsuit

BernCo is closer than ever to resolving the requirements of the 1995 McClendon v. City of Albuquerque lawsuit, reaching 62% compliance with all rated requirements.
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MDC Reaches Full Compliance under Prison Rape Elimination Act

MDC began the audit process in December 2018 and completed it in October 2019, when the facility received its full compliance rating.
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Find Out More About Working at MDC

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? Click the link for some upcoming opportunities to find out more about working at MDC!
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Visiting Rules

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Visiting someone at MDC? You’ll need to know these rules


Public Records Request

For Metropolitan Detention Center records requests, please use Bernalillo County's Public Information Request form.

As these requests will be forwarded to Corrina Cooke, MDC's Custodian of Records, for handling, please direct all questions regarding MDC requests to her at ccooke@bernco.gov.


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