Lincoln County Detention Center

Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Detention Center (LCDC) is located in the Tularosa Basin northwest of Ruidoso in Carrizozo, New Mexico. The facility opened in 2001 and Emerald Correctional Management took over management of the facility in May 2008. The LCDC houses male and female detainees with a total capacity of 144 beds. The facility houses inmates in partnership with the United States Marshal Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Lincoln County.


Warden Arthur Anderson joined Emerald Correctional Management as Warden of the Rolling Plains Regional Jail and Detention Center in October 2009, transferring to the Lincoln County Detention Center in October 2010. Warden Anderson brings more than 36 years of corrections experience with many of those years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2005 and was employed by a leading provider of private corrections. Warden Anderson earned an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement Policy Administration and Criminal Justice.

Community Involvement

The Lincoln County Detention Center maintains a city work detail crew for the town of Carrizozo.