Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center Administrator
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4 pm
As part of the criminal justice system, the mission of the Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center is to incarcerate all persons legally placed in our custody in the most humane and constitutional way possible, while, guaranteeing the safety and security of the community, detainees, visitors, and staff.
The duties of the detention center staff are to be carried out with an attitude and behavior that evokes honesty, integrity, and professionalism, as to be an asset to the community of which they serve. The policies and procedures contained is our manual are to govern the attitude and behaviors of the detention center staff to ensure the best and most humane treatment to all in our custody.
About Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center
The Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center was built in 1989 as a 42-bed facility. The Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center is named after two long-time serving Colfax County Sheriffs, Mr. Joe Vigil and former Colfax County Commission Chairman, Mr. Jim Maldonado.
PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Vigil Maldonado Detention Center has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for sexual misconduct involving detainees. It is the policy of this facility to provide a safe, humane, and secure environment, free from sexual abuse, misconduct, harassment, or retaliation. Sexual misconduct between staff and detainees, volunteers and/ or contract personnel and detainees, or between two or more detainees regardless of consensual status is prohibited and subject to administrative discipline or criminal sanctions. All criminal investigations will be referred to the Colfax County Sheriff's Office.
To report sexual abuse or sexual harassment, a victim or witness can:
Write directly to the Warden or PREA Coordinator, file a grievance, speak with any member of the facility staff, disclose the abuse to the medical or mental health provider, call the Taos Community Against Violence 575-758-8082. Call the Sexual Assault Support Services "SASS" at l-866-750-6474. Call Alternatives to Violence at 575-445-5778 or have a family member or friend report it to the facility or the Colfax County Sheriff Office.