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Lea County Correctional Facility; Hobbs / New Mexico Prisons
Lea County Correctional Facility; Hobbs
(The GEO Group, Inc.)
6900 West Millen
Hobbs, New Mexico 88244
(505) 392 6488 Fax
Warden: James Janecka
The Lea County Correctional Facility is a 350,000 square-foot private prison located on 60 acres leased from Lea County yet annexed by the city of Hobbs, New Mexico. It is located four miles NW of Hobbs, NM off State Highway 18, two miles west of the Lea County Event Center on the grounds of a WWII airbase. This medium security facility contracted by Lea County to house NMCD male offenders, is owned by Correctional Properties Trust and operated by The GEO Group, Inc. The facility employs 312 staff and security personnel.
Construction of the facility began in November 1997. The facility received its first inmates in May 1998. The mission of the Lea County Correctional Facility is to confine offenders in a safe, humane, and secure environment; to provide positive self-improvement opportunities for staff and inmates; and, to establish and maintain a safe, supportive workplace for all employees.
LCCF - Opened: May 1998
Level: III, Medium Security Males
Avg. Daily Population: 1192
Avg. Age of Inmates: 35.7
Avg. Annual Cost Per Inmate: $18,889
General Population Inmates Wed. - Sun. & Holidays 8:30am – 3:30pm
Housing Unit Four (GP-1) Mon. & Tue. 8:30am – 3:30pm
Segregation Inmates May have two visits per week for two hours each and of which only one may be on the weekend.