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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

For decades, the number of women being convicted of felonies has been rising. The rate is not only changing, but it's changing fast. Are women racing to prison? Is this a competition to see who's the most badass? Females have been linked to the criminal justice system throughout history, but it's clear that they are […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me to check in at a later […]

The Three Most Dangerous Prisons in America

There are many factors that go into choosing the most dangerous prisons in the USA. The media spotlights isolated cases of prison violence, which makes that facility seem dangerous. The fact is there is danger in every prison, but some are more notorious for San Quentin State Prison: San Rafael, California There are more death […]

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The Maricopa County Sheriffs Office in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Maricopa County Sheriffs Office are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Maricopa County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Arizona Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in Maricopa County, Arizona are: Glendale City Jail, Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail , Maricopa County Durango Jail, Maricopa County Estrella Jail, Maricopa County First Avenue Jail, Maricopa County Lower Buckeye Jail, Maricopa County Madison Jail, Maricopa County Tent City Jail, Maricopa County Towers Jail, Maricopa County-Gila Bend Jail, Maricopa County-SE Jail Facility, Maricopa County-Surprise Jail, Maricopa County-SW Regional Jail, Mesa City Jail, Scottsdale City Jail, Tempe City Jail. In addition, Maricopa County houses the following juvenile facilities: Adobe Mountain School, Black Canyon School, Maricopa County Juvenile Detention - Durango Facility, Maricopa County Juvenile Detention - Southeast Facility.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Maricopa County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Maricopa County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Inmate Search

Arizona Maricopa 10,000
100 West Washington, Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85003
To locate in which jail the inmate is housed, (you need name and date of birth of person), call Sheriff’s Information Management Services (SIMS), at 602-876-0322. Prior to visiting an inmate please contact the jail’s visitation phone number (listed on each facility page) to find out if any housing units are on visitation restrictions.
This is the main information page for the Sheriff's Office, pertaining to all the Maricopa County Jails. Click the link below for 'More Facilities in this County' to check out each of the 8 county jails and multiple city jails.

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

Incarceration is scary. It doesn't matter how old or tough you are, fear is a natural response to being sent to prison. Not showing that fear is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself while doing your time. Exercise is a perfect tool to alleviate fear. According to Harvard Health […]

The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment

Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn't the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days. Delay the Party Friends and […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Colorado?

Colorado law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Colorado's laws […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You're frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you're convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview: The Process If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

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  1. Candy Henderson Thu, Jul 07 2011 2:20 AM

    Cannot locate Inmate Ruben Mark Chaires #P775649 - arrested June 14th,2011 - Need address for him badly!!! Someone Please Help me!!! henderc4@imail.losrios.edu or Facebook me - Candy Henderson + Sacramento/Elk Grove California

  2. Lessons Learned Fri, Dec 23 2011 6:19 AM

    MY MOM called "Estrella Jail" my resort. I was there for three meals a day and back then we had blues to wear. After the first week of (let's call it a quick lesson of jail etiquette) But where I came from and what I did out of loyalty ( for my man and my kids) came natural.I would rather be respected for sticking it out( and staying outta kitchen duty by saying I had hep B) . I actually missed the guards, getting in a fight when some new gal became my roomie at 6 weeks and tried to tell me how my house( a hard bunk, and toilet and sink combo( wow)was gonna be abt sleep hours. I beat her ass and the DO tried to pepper spray her and got himself. When she carved PUNK in my soap- I had it planned with a DO- act like I can't get along and put me in the day area over crowed bunk space and I will teach him aiming skills after I get some cigs from the slot in the door. Half the guys out there knew me and I got chew(BLAH), love notes, good rollies etc... they just needed to have my badge back by 4am cuz it was court day. COURTDAY was amazing- milkyway or 3 musketeers with hot bath water. WAs like hot cocoa, learned to pop a socket with pencil leads and grow a grapefruit seed on a maxipad. I loved hearing who was married - who is divorced and who just wanted to be with a woman cuz she didn't get to bring her loyal dog! Joe just started with the pink socks. And he would encourage us to watch Grand Ol OPrey- tracy lawrance nite- we drank the hooch we had been burping for the past few weeks- not good. I was the look out, and the people I did my time and Showed loyalty to- got the word in that I get my dots...im a white naitive polish girl that her mom hated her anyways. I had a family, still could ask them for anything.... I asked for getting out of that part, but if they would trust me years later if I had a problem. They said of course. That was the best family lesson( and morrals ) that I can't see of my family that talks shit abt me.....I'm not sure abt loyalty to my blood that stills talks crap abt me..... maybe a bus needs to roll over them!

  3. Maricopa County Jail Video Thu, May 03 2012 3:25 PM

    Click on my name to watch a short video on the Maricopa County Jail; how to find inmates or any other useful information.

  4. Connie Wed, Aug 08 2012 9:32 PM

    Does anyone know how much money per day is taken off of a fine for a jail stay?

  5. trevor Thu, Nov 01 2012 2:20 PM

    trying to find out information on where an inmate is, what jail he is at and visitation info. his name:james dover charge:1st degree murder, if you can help email me at fox.trevor15@yahoo.com

  6. Ana Sun, Apr 28 2013 8:43 PM

    comment #4 = GHETTO

  7. sammy23 Thu, Aug 01 2013 7:15 PM

    Lol comment 4 shush it no one cares we're asking for help not your life story

  8. baez Thu, Aug 29 2013 8:25 PM

    no se encuentra jose manuel boez ruiz a el lo agarraron el dia lunes 26 de agosto del 2013 en el desierto del sasabe arizona...por favor estoy preocupada no se nada de el

  9. luvAZ Wed, Dec 04 2013 9:08 PM

    I have to disagree with you hateAZ. This is the best website for info about Maricopa County Jails and all jails in the USA. I went to the Washington DC Metro Jail website and it's pretty clunky, but jailexchange.com does a great job of making stuff easy to find.

  10. Adam Mon, Jan 13 2014 11:36 PM

    Obamacare wants a copy of official release papers. Was released in 2009. Where do I get copy of release papers?

  11. naomy Tue, Mar 11 2014 12:11 AM

    Hi guilty for aggravated i i got a friend who have been accused dui and he have been imprisoned here in maricopa Phoenix az just today 3/10/14..he reminded me that once he go in he will never know when to contact me again we were just talking through phone cause i am here in the Philippines ..and my question is can i possibly know how long is the term of conviction? And if i send him letter will he be able to write me back?

  12. moldy bacon Mon, Mar 24 2014 12:12 PM

    Hateaz Please go back!

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