Mesa City Jail

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Mesa City Jail Information

The Mesa City Jail is a 50 bed jail in the city of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Arizona State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 480-644-2323, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Mesa City Jail at 480-644-2323 to get it.

Phone: 480-644-2323

Physical Address:
130 North Robson
Mesa, AZ 85201-6697

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First & Last Name
Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex
P.O. Box 6300
Florence, AZ 85132

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How Do You Find Someone in the Mesa City Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Mesa City Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 480-644-2323 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Criminal Court Cases, Warrants and Wanted Fugitives for Maricopa County and every county in Arizona.

Mesa City Jail Inmate Search

The Mesa City Jail maintains an average of 50 offenders in custody on any given day. The Mesa City Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Maricopa County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 261,040 offenders.

The following charts of Maricopa County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Maricopa County Corrections Department, the state of Arizona Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Maricopa County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Maricopa County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Mesa City Jail
The Mesa City Jail in Arizona is located at 130 North Robson, Mesa AZ 85201 and can be contacted by phone at 480-644-2030 or 480-644-2323. It has a capacity of 678 inmates per month and houses inmates over the age of 18 who are pending plea, sentence, or transfer. Visitation hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, with emergency visits subject to approval. Applications for visitation can be obtained from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, open 8am-5:30pm Mon-Fri. The public can obtain booking and holding information for the Mesa City Jail by calling the Maricopa County Jail Information line at 602-876-0322. Inmates must release all booked-in property/money before they can be released, and offenders under Community Supervision must follow standard conditions of supervision as well as any special conditions that the assigned Community Correctional Officer has set. The public can obtain information about inmates held by the Mesa City Municipal Court Judge from the Mesa Police Department offender locator, which includes an inmate list, arrests, received date, bond, commitment date, bookings and release date. Private prison facilities such as Eloy have been urged to remember that some of the issues they face are due to overcrowding and lack of resources. Mesa City Jail is unique in that it houses misdemeanor offenders in a private jail in Florence, with the city paying CoreCivic a daily rate per inmate plus $35,000 monthly for transportation. Inmates also get an unlimited number of phone calls, as long as collect cal is willing to pick up.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Mesa City Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Mesa City Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 480-644-2323.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Mesa City Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Maricopa County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Maricopa County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Mesa City Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Maricopa County and other Arizona and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Mesa City Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Mesa City Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Mesa City Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

Mesa City Jail Bail / Bond Instructions


If you are paying a bond to get an inmate released from the Mesa City Jail Holding Facility go to the Mesa City Court at 250 E. 1st Avenue during regular business hours.


If you are paying a bond to get an inmate released after business hours or on weekends or holidays go to the Mesa Police Department Headquarters lobby at 130 N. Robson.


Bonds can be paid with:
•    Cash, 
•    Any major credit card, or 
•    In certain situations, be paid through a bail bond agent.
 

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What is Bail?

Bail is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial on condition that a sum of cash money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in Maricopa County Court in Mesa or in the Mesa Municipal Court.

Once the defendant is booked and filed for arrest for a Misdemeanor offense, a custody and bail hearing will take place in the Mesa Municipal Court, usually within 24 hours.

At the hearing the judge may issue a bail amount. This bail or bond is a refundable sum of cash money paid to the court to provide incentive for the defendant to attend all scheduled court hearings.

If the offense the person is arrested for is a Felony, the inmate will transferred to the Maricopa County Court for an arraignment and bail hearing there.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Mesa City Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Mesa City Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Mesa City Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 480-644-2323 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Mesa City Jail? What does it look like?
Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Maricopa County?

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This facility, known as "Mesa City Jail" is also known as Mesa Police Department Holding Facility, Mesa City Jail , Mesa City Jail , Arizona, Maricopa.