New Town of Clayton Jail


Clayton, New Mexico


Record Architect: Cromwell Architects & Engineers


Owner’s Project Manager: Lorraine M. Dailey, Detention Design Consultant


The Clayton New Mexico Detention Facility is a 217,000 square foot, 666-bed, $60,171,802 medium-maximum security facility located on a 70-acre site, completed within established GMP with no change orders.

General Population housing was divided into two housing units, each with 312 beds in double occupancy cells. Each Housing Unit has a control room in the center of the unit with 5 dayrooms and 2 levels of cells allowing direct line of sight to all housing areas. Administration and disciplinary segregation contains 42 beds in single occupancy cells.


Support areas consist of state of the art Health Services Unit containing dental exam, x-ray, eye exam, emergency, procedure room, exam rooms, nurse stations, and sick cells.


Full service Commercial Kitchen is designed with correctional grade equipment and direct line of site throughout the kitchen. Laundry, property storage, visitation and intake are also located in the Support Building.

Activities spaces include a library, multi-purpose/ chapel, vocational trades, classrooms, indoor and outdoor exercise, and staff support spaces.


A double-security fence surrounds the entire campus with perimeter security vestibules and fence detection system.