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
100 West Washington, Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Inmates are not housed at the sheriff's office
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.