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What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe. Criminal Charges If your inmate is in a state or […]

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 […]

Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

The one thing that is consistent about US prison sentences is their inconsistency. Each state sets its own rules to use for each criminal offense. The more serious crimes, called felonies, are typically given longer sentences, while less serious crimes, called misdemeanors have shorter sentences. Taking a life — A premeditated murder can result

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

How to Send a Book to an Inmate

Almost all jails and prisons require that books be sent to inmates directly from the publisher or a reputable online vendor, such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. This requirement actually makes it simpler for you because you can compare prices easily and avoid shopping trips away from home or work and packaging time. How to Order […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

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The Pima County Main Jail in Tucson, Pima 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 Pima County Main Jail 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 Pima County Main Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Pima 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 Pima County Main Jail 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 Pima County, Arizona are: Pima County Mission Facility, Pima County-Ajo Detention Center. In addition, Pima County houses the following juvenile facilities: Catalina Mountain School, Pima County Juvenile Detention Center.

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



Pima County Main Jail Inmate Search

Pima County Adult Detention Center

Pima County Adult Detention Complex

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Arizona Pima 2500
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
1270 W. Silverlake Road
Tucson, AZ 85713
FAX
(520) 351-8106
 

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once 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 Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once 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 Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once 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 Louisiana include: You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated for […]

With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

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 […]

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  1. Beverly Wed, May 02 2012 1:12 AM

    Im looking for an inmate name tionis kiniol...please help me find him...i wanted to visit him.

  2. danny romero Wed, Nov 28 2012 3:46 PM

    i'm looking for a kenneth schultz to see how much time he'll have to do

  3. sharon joseph Sat, Jan 19 2013 12:03 PM

    I paid bond and inmate is not release was bond was postedon friday @1pmi for shaun mcgallon need. To know what is holding up his release

  4. manuel hdez Tue, Feb 12 2013 7:00 PM

    i looking for an inmate name jesus francisco rivero lopez please help me find him

  5. Matthew Mon, May 13 2013 10:51 PM

    LOL. I'm sure these people are glad you're putting their names all over the web. Dumb asses.....

  6. az2epgurl Mon, Jun 03 2013 11:56 PM

    What is going on in the jail when an inmate can get roughed up be a C.O.? How do I find out what is happening to my family member and how do we resolve this situation with the inmate having a chance to be heard?

  7. christina ross Fri, Jul 19 2013 3:51 AM

    It s been real tough for me Just going thru this whole process has been so crazy My fiance was arrested and i can t even see him in jail because of the order of protection

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Visiting an Inmate in the Pima County Main Jail in Arizona

Having a friend or loved one behind bars is never an easy thing, but you can make their time go by faster and brighten up their days by paying them a visit. The Pima County Main Jail makes it easy to see you're inmate by having a simple set of rules that are relatively easy to follow. Inmates are allowed to have visits from family or friends AFTER they make their first court appearance and they've been placed in a permanent housing unit.

Visiting Rules

Inmates are allowed 4 people per visit, including children
Inmates can have visitors only once a week, and only 30 minutes per visit.
Visitors must have a photo ID of some type that includes a photo, date of birth, and current address.
Visits are scheduled on a first come, first serve bases.
Scheduled visits take priority over walk in visits
All visits will be conduced via video. No physical contact is allowed
Arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled visitation time
Being late by 15 minutes or more will have the visit cancelled

Visiting Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am - 2:15pm

Although that may seem like a lot of rules, it is necessary to ensure the safety of the jail's staff, as well as visitors, when they come visit their inmates. Keep in mind that all visits to the jail are subject to unforseen events where a lock-down may occur and other situations which may postpone or cancel all visitation. Also, inmates who are on a pre-disciplinary status will not be allowed to have any visitors.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Pima County Main Jail in Arizona

Having a friend or loved one in jail is never an easy thing, but with the recent rise in the internet and technology, keeping in touch with an inmate has gotten a lot easier. Nowadays, all the information you could ask is literally one click away, and some inmates even have the ability to email their friends and family. First things first though, how to you find out where the person you seek is located? For the Pima County jail system this is actually a very simple process that almost anyone can complete without tearing all the hair on their head out.

[Article_Ad_2]For information on inmates housed in the Pima County-Ajo Detention center, the first thing you would have to do to track someone down is visit the website associated with the jail. Once there, you will see a wide range of different categories that include Inmate Search, Jail Contact, Inmate Services, The Hunted, The Bad, and more. We will be focusing on the category labeled Inmate Search. Clicking on the link labeled "County Jail Inmate List" will give the full list of every person currently housed in the Pima County Main Jail, organized alphabetically by their last names. So if you're looking for person named Johnson, it would be quicker to scroll down to the J's and start from there. But even that could become a bit tedious to do, so the Pima County jail system made an easier way.

You can also look for an inmate in this jail system by clicking the link labeled "County Jail Inmate Search," located right underneath the "County Jail Inmate List" link in the Inmate Search category. What this allows you to do is skip the long list entirely and instead allows you to find who you're looking for by clicking on the letter that corresponds to the first letter of the inmate's last name. Keep in mind though, the information contained in said roster is only for people still in custody of the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

Looking up information on inmates housed in Pima County Main Jail is just as easy. The Main Jail is apart of the Pima County jail system, so they use the same format when it comes to searching for people housed there. With 2500 beds, the Pima County Main Jail will have a longer list of people to comb through, but do not let that deter you from searching. You can click on the link labeled "County Jail Inmate List" to see a complete list of every inmate currently housed at the Main Jail, organized alphabetically by their last name as well. Clicking on the link labeled "County Jail Inmate Search" will also allow you to search through inmates jailed at the Main Jail by clicking on the letter that corresponds to the first letter of the inmate's last name. Simple enough.

If you happen to have someone you know in the Pima County Mission Facility, then you can breath a small sigh of relief, because looking up an inmate is just as easy. Visiting the "County Jail Inmate List" will give you a full list of all the people currently housed at the facility, and with only 500 beds, you won't have a lot of names to look through. This list also tell you the bond amount for each inmate, as well as home many charges they have against them. The "County Jail Inmate Search" gives you the same list, only organized by the the letter that corresponds to the first letter of the inmate's last name. You can also get information on bond amount, and how many charges the inmate has against them through this link. Having a loved one in jail is never easy, but now it's easier than ever to reach them.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Pima County Main Jail in Arizona

It's never easy having a friend or loved one stuck behind bars, but with the recent rise in technology, it is easier to reach out and get in contact with them. The Pima County Main Jail helps inmates keep in contact with their people outside by giving them the option to use regular mailing services, inmate voice mail, email, and phone calls as well.

Mail

One of the easiest and often used method of communication for people in jail is a regular letter. Although Pima County Main Jail has it's own set of rules when it comes to their mailing services, they're very easy and simple to follow. First and foremost, in order to make sure the letter reaches the intended party, you will need the following information:

Inmate's Name
Pod Location
Booking Number
P.O. Box 951
Tucson, Arizona 85702

From there you will have to follow these posting guidelines to make sure the letter is received:

Postal services at Pima County Main Jail are only from Monday through Friday. Mail does not get delivered during holidays
Inmates are allowed to order magazines, newspapers, soft cover books, etc., as long as they come directly from the publisher or a widely accepted distributor
Any mail sent could be subject to a search. The Main Jail does not read any mail unless it's in the course of an investigation.
Letters to inmates can only be sent in pre-printed/pre-stamped postage envelopes or metered postage.
Inmates must have permission in order to receive a package, and that must be obtained 5 days before the package is mailed out.
Any money sent via U.S. bank checks or money orders will be taken out and deposited into the inmate's account.

Inmate Voice Mail

This is a rather cool service that Pima County Main Jail offers families of jailed inmates. With the inmate voicemail friends and family members alike can dial into the voicemail system, enter the identification number assigned to the inmate by CSA, and then leave a brief message. From there, the jailed person can listen to the messages anytime they are allowed access to the telephones. Leaving a voicemail is extremely easy as well. All you have to do is:

Call Customer Service of America (CSA) at 1-(800) 849-6081 (24-hour service)
Use a MasterCard, Visa, cashier’s check or MO to set up a prepaid account
Obtain a Voice Mail Identification number from the company
Call away

Email

Another neat feature offered by the Pima County Main Jail is an Electronic Message Exchange system. This feature allow family and friends to exchange messages with inmates at near real time. The message you create on the Electronic Message Exchange website will be sent to the desired inmate electronically utilizing a printing device within the inmate’s facility, helping you save both time and money.

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