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LEA COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY
JUVENILE RESIDENT RULES & REGULATIONS

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The Captain, Sonya Terrell supervises the day to day operations for the Juvenile Unit.

* LEA COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY *
RESIDENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.  The Lea County Juvenile Detention Facility shall be maintained
    by the Warden and his/her staff only.
2.  Any resident of the juvenile unit found to be in violation of
    the resident rules and regulations shall be subject to the
    appropriate action(s) depending on the type of violation.
3.  No resident shall disobey any verbal or written order from  
    a staff member.
4.  No resident shall interfere with an officer in the performance
    of his/her duties.
5.  No resident shall incite any act that will disrupt the order, 
    or safety of the unit.
6.  No resident shall assault or attempt to assault staff personnel,
    other resident, visitor or any other person.
7.  No resident shall have any form of authority over another
    resident.
8.  Only one (1) television will be allowed in each unit, which
    will be provided by the facility. No resident will be
    allowed to touch the television at any time.   The usage and   
    programs residents are allowed to watch will be scheduled.
    MTV,VHI, Caliente and BET are not authorized. Any
    other program the post officer deems inappropriate
    will not be authorized at any time.
9.  VCR usage, when allowed by the staff, will be controlled 
    by the staff and only movies rated "G" or "PG",
    will be shown.
10. No resident shall possess contraband or attempt to obtain
    contraband. Possession includes on the person, or in a
    personal room. Anything not received through authorized
    channels will be considered contraband.
11. No resident shall take, disfigure, damage, abuse or waste
    county property or property belonging to another resident.
    No resident shall deface lights and windows by placing
    any article on them at any time. Residents are not allowed 
    to have more than ten photographs in their possession at
    any time. Photographs will not be pasted to anything and
    are to be kept neat and orderly. If photographs are not kept
    in this fashion they will be confiscated and placed in the
    residents property. NO PORNOGRAPHIC OR ANY
    GANG RELATED PICTURES WILL BE ALLOWED.
    THIS IS AT THE DISCRETION OF AN OFFICER.
12. All residents will be locked in their rooms at 9:00 PM and
    will be unlocked for breakfast (approx. 5 :00 AM). All 
    room doors will be locked immediately following cleanup
    and will remain locked until 9:00 PM. Juveniles are not
    allowed to go back to bed.
13. Library books can be requested by the residents. Only one
    book may be allowed in a resident's room. Bibles will
    not be counted as (1) paperback book. Letters and legal
    papers will be stored in an orderly fashion.
14. Residents will not be allowed to keep excessive amounts
    of hygiene items in their sub cells. One (1) each is allowed
    of soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste.
15. Residents who have money in their commissary account 
    need to order paper, stamped envelopes and hygiene
    products. If resident chooses not to order these items when 
    having money the staff will not furnish these items. If
    resident has no money in their commissary account; the
    facility will provide them weekly with, 2 envelopes, 4
    pieces of paper and hygiene products.
16. All residents will wear detention clothing; any exception to
    this rule must be approved by the supervisor .All residents
    will have their uniforms on and buttoned properly between
    the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
17. All residents are required to maintain their rooms and  
    common areas in an orderly and sanitary fashion.
18. Pencils are not allowed in a resident's subcell at any time; 
    Residents are not allowed ink pens at any time. Graffiti
    and/or tagging will not be tolerated.
19. Foul language will not be tolerated at any time.
20. No resident will commit any lewd or indecent sexual act.
21. No resident will be allowed to horseplay or stand on the
    tables.
22. No resident will be verbally uncontrollable.
23. Stealing will not be tolerated.
24. Any resident who leaves his/her authorized area or fails to
    return on time from furlough will be charged with the
    appropriate violations. Which may include criminal
    charges.
25. No left over food from meals or snacks is allowed in
    rooms.
26. All mail leaving this facility will be addressed as follows:

     RETURN ADDRESS:
     Lea County Detention Facility
     215 E. CENTRAL
     LOVINGTON, NM 88260

MAILING ADDRESS: PERSON'S FULL NAME AND CORRECT ADDRESS.
All letters not meeting this rule will be returned to the resident. No gang writing of 
any fashion.
27. All mail going out to the adult facility must go through the
    regular mail channels as outgoing mail and  will require stamped
    envelope.
28. No mail, notes, etc... will be passed from one cellblock to an
    other. Any other article must be approved by the
    supervisor.
29. Telephone: Residents may use the telephone at any given time
    except during scheduled activities such as morning
    clean up, school or other activities.
30. Visitation: Each resident is allowed three (3) twenty minute visits
    per week, by appointment only. A schedule for
    visitation can be obtained from your post officer: Residents 
    visitor should call the facility and schedule a visitation 
    appointment to ensure that the resident's visitor will not have to 
    wait on other resident's visitation. Visitors of the resident are
    restricted to immediate family members only, such as mother,
    father, brother, sister, grandmother etc.   All Visitors must be at  
    least 16 years old and must have ID or be accompanied by an adult.
31. Laundry services i.e., clothing and linens will be provided by the
    facility.
32. When meals are being served each resident must get his/her own 
    tray and drink. A resident will not accept a tray or
    drink from another resident.
33. It will be the responsibility of the resident to inform the staff if
    he/she is in need of medical attention and a medical
    request must be filled out by resident.
34. Any resident requesting a grievance form will be provided one
    by the facility.
35. Hair cuts will be offered weekly. All haircuts will be monitored
    by officers.
36. Shower time is offered daily as per schedule.
37. No phone books are allowed inside the tanks.
38. Residents will ask for officer assistance (not demand it.)
39. No candy or commissary items are allowed in the Day room; the
    Recreation floor or the classroom.
40. No self-mutilation or tattoos will be permitted.
41. A copy of the rules and regulations will be read and given to all
    admissions. The resident will read and sign a copy
    of the rules and regulations and that copy will become part of 
    his/her file.
42. Officers will maintain order in the classroom at all times. 
    Computer usage will be monitored by officers. Gang
    related or obscene language will not be tolerated on the 
    computers or at any other time by any resident.
43. Shower shoes are not allowed to be worn out of residents cell  
    block.

To contact us:


Lea County Detention Facility
215 East Central
Lovington, New Mexico 88260


Adult Control: 505-396-8694
Juvenile Control: 505-396-8678
Facsimile: 505-396-5361

 

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