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Detention Center

Lea County Detention Center is a 432 bed county jail facility located at 1401 S. Commercial in Lovington, NM 88260.The facility houses both adult and juvenile accused offenders, as well as detainees for the US Marshal Service.

It is the mission of the Lea County Detention Center to establish a safe, secure and humane facility for detainees in our custody. It is our goal to provide firm, fair and consistent treatment to all detainees.

Security is not Convenient

Lea County Detention Center is operated under the direction of Warden Ruben Quintana who is responsible for the day to day operations of the facility.



Second in command to the Warden, is Chief of Security, Johel Maldonado. COS Maldonado assists with the Warden with the day to day operations of the facility and acts on the Warden’s behalf, in his absence.



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