The McKinley County Juvenile
McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center is
located in Gallup, New Mexico. The Juvenile
Detention Center has a staff of Eighteen
Officers and can house up to 38 Juveniles. We
share medical staff
with the Adult Detention Center, and the Doctor
is on call for our facility. The Juveniles
receive a Medical Intake from a nurse from the
Adult Detention Center so that we have a better
idea of any medical
The McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center
has an on-site School Building and a teacher
from the McKinley County School System.
Breakfast and lunch comes from the Schools,
during regular school hours and from the Adult
Detention Center for Dinner and on Weekends.
Juveniles are enrolled in our school while here.
The credits will be transferred to their own
school upon their release.
MCJDC Operates as a Direct Supervision Detention
Center. An Officer is in the Pods with the
Juveniles at all times when they are out of
their cells. The cells are single occupancy. We
have both an outdoor recreation area and an
indoor recreation for the Juveniles. McKinley
County Juvenile Detention operates under the
McKinley County Board of Commissioners and is
committed to providing the
best possible service to all of the Juveniles.
The Mission of the McKinley
County Juvenile Detention Center is to provide a
safe, secure and professional environment for
the Juveniles housed here.
Visitation and Mail
Mon-Fri 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
McKinley County Juvenile
P.O. Box 2049
Gallup, New Mexico 87305
Items allowed in the mail; Underwear,
socks (Still in the Packages) cards, letters and
Money Orders. Money Orders should be made out to
the Juvenile and it will be deposited into
his/her Commissary/Canteen Account. They are
allowed to purchase snacks, soft drinks
envelopes and stamps.
Paytel Phone System:
Juveniles are allowed to place calls to
Parents and Guardians. The Parent/Guardian can
set up the account by calling 1-800-729-8355 or
www.paytel.com. When the account is set up
the Juvenile can call the phone number set up on
the account and can make calls until the money
placed on the account is out.