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As a result of the facility-wide testing, conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), MDC has been made aware of a staff member who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The officer is asymptomatic and has been sent home to self... Read More


Bernalillo County – 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.

The current chief, Ralph Fernandez... Read More


The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will return isolated and quarantined inmates to general population after they all tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Nearly 80 MDC inmates were tested for COVID-19 this week and all of the tests cam... Read More


The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is still hiring and training correctional officers.

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to those who are most vulnerable, New Mexico is one of the many states that has implemented stay-at-ho... Read More


Bernalillo County – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) has recommended that the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) go into lockdown status while DOH tests close to 80 inmates for COVID-19.

One inmate tested positive for COVID-19 March 29... Read More


A Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) inmate has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The jail learned of the positive test yesterday. The inmate is isolated at MDC receiving treatment from the jail’s medical team.

The 39-year old male in... Read More


The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is releasing some inmates who are considered vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.

No MDC inmate or staff has tested positive for the c... Read More


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.

MDC has temporarily discontinued all in-person visits to the secure area of the facility. This restri... Read More


Bernalillo County is closer than ever to resolving the requirements of the 1995 McClendon v. City of Albuquerque lawsuit, reaching 62% compliance with all rated requirements.

The McClendon v. City of Albuquerque lawsuit was filed in regards to conditi... Read More


At its Dec. 11 administrative meeting the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized the Metropolitan Detention Center Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) staff for reaching full compliance under PREA. This is a tremendous accomplishment for ... Read More


The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) has reached full compliance with federal standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 and is the first federal law of its kind, intended to deter the... Read More


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


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


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


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

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