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10/30/2019

The Metropolitan Detention Center is upgrading its inmate phone system.

As of Nov. 1, Bernalillo County’s inmate phone service contract will switch over from its current provider, Securus, to the new provider, GTL. GTL provides communication ser... Read More


10/18/2019

Beginning today, Oct. 18, 2019,  inmates and their family and friends have a new way to conduct video visitation at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The entire facility has undergone an upgrade to the visitation system, installing new tablet m... Read More


05/23/2019

Bernalillo County – Today the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, and Yearout Energy, unveiled the results of a comprehensive energy project at the facility.

“Bernalillo County is pleased with the outcome of this energy projec... Read More


02/18/2019

Bernalillo County officials are excited to announce significant progress in the county’s efforts to resolve the requirements of the 1995 McClendon vs. City of Albuquerque lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed in regards to conditions at the former Be... Read More


02/07/2019

On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will partner with NM Workforce Connection to hold a first responders job fair, with nearly a dozen other public safety, law enforcement and military agencies.

Saturda... Read More


01/25/2019

On February 9, 2019, the Metropolitan Detention Center Recruiting Team along with New Mexico Workforce Connection is hosting a public safety-oriented career fair at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 from ... Read More


01/25/2019

The Bernalillo County Commission has approved the first phase of funding for a new jail management system for the Metropolitan Detention Center and Youth Services Center.

Commissioners greenlighted approximately $2.2 million toward the purchase and op... Read More


12/14/2018

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.

This is ... Read More


11/15/2018

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


09/26/2018

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


08/27/2018

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


08/01/2018

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


07/20/2018

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


07/18/2018

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


06/19/2018

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


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