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5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

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 […]

What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

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 […]

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

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

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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
 

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 […]

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 Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

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 […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

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 […]

What Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

In the chaos of an arrest it is easy to get caught up in the moment and race to bail someone out of jail. Bonding someone out is not hard to do, but if that person doesn't show up in court when ordered to do so, your life could become very difficult. Be sure you […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some 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 permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

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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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