Cochise County has a main jail in Bisbee, two substations (temporary holding facilities), one in Sierra Vista, the other in Willcox. The main jail was built in 1985 with 160 cells. Each cell contains a bed, light, window, and a combination toilet sink. The design utilizes two-tier housing -- one cell over another sharing a common day room. Some single cells have subsequently been double bunked to accommodate overcrowding. The Cochise County Board of Supervisors continues to provide funds in order to maintain and upgrade jail operations with the goal of meeting legal mandates and the recommended standards outlined by the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA standards are designed to provide administrators of detention facilities the opportunity to develop a plan for upgrading programs in their facilities and operating procedures in accordance with nationally recognized and respected benchmarks. The incorporation of standards in the Cochise County Jail’s programs provide a safe and secure working environment for staff, and ultimately provides the programs and services necessary to assist inmates.
On-site visitation hours will be as follows:
Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m