Headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is unique from other correctional facilities as it houses 2,000 convicts in tents. The 15 cents per meal per inmate program is unlike any other, as well as the chain gangs lead by Sheriff Arpaio‘s posse. There are eight county jails under the supervision of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which include: 4th Ave, Durango, Estrella, First Ave, Lower Buckeye, Madison, Towers, and the controversial Tent City. With the Maricopa County inmate search program, an automated hotline provides an inmate's general information, victim notification and self-surrender information. The Maricopa County Jail and Sheriff’s Office prides itself for being the leader in establishing standards for professional law enforcement.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Maricopa County Durango Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call Durango Jail: 602-876-3555 to ask for special consideration.
Questions About This Jail
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How do I find out if someone I know is still in jail?
To find out if someone who has been arrested in Maricopa County is still in jail, you can use the county's 24/7 automated telephone line to lookup the individual. That number is 602-876-0322. Follow the voice prompts to lookup specific information. You can lookup someone by name or booking #. If you found the individual on a page on this site, refer to the Tracking # on that page.
How long will someone be in jail?
When calling the county's automated inmate information line, you can find out how much time remains in their stay. That number is 602-876-0322.
How can I find more information about a court case for an arrest in Maricopa County?
If you want to follow the individuals court progress for this arrest, these records are available on this public site: http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/ It contains current court records for most of the courts in Arizona. You can look up an individual by name and find the case related to the arrest.
How can I visit an inmate?
Make sure the inmate is still in jail and where they are located by calling the inmate information line at 602-876-0322. Visitors can not be convicted felons, can not have been jailed in the last 12 months, and can not be illegal aliens. Additional guidelines for visitors can be found here.
Can I call an inmate?
No, inmates in Maricopa County can not receive phone calls. Inmates can make outgoing collect or prepaid calls. More information can be found here.