Pima County-Ajo Detention Center Inmate Mail

Pima County-Ajo Detention Center Inmate Mail

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:

Inmate's First and Last Name
Pod Location - booking number
P.O. Box 951
Tucson, AZ 85702

All mail sent to an inmate at the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

Main Phone: 520-387-8535

The Pima County-Ajo Detention Center has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.

Type of Mail Allowed for Pima County-Ajo Detention Center

Mailed Items NOT Allowed


The Pima County-Ajo Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.


The Pima County-Ajo Detention Center also accepts letters mailed in envelopes, but the envelopes must be pre-metered and stamped. You can purchase these at the post office.

Address mail to:

Inmate's Name, Pod Location, Booking Number

P.O. Box 951

Tucson, Arizona 85702

Greeting Cards of any type are NOT allowed!


This jail allows inmates to receive newspaper subscriptions as long as they come directly from the publisher to the jail.


You may send the inmate news, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.


Inmates may receive soft-cover books by mail if they are sent directly from the publisher.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene.

Any book that does not meet the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center standards will be disposed of.

Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


If you are going to send a package to the jail with contents that are for an inmate you need to notify the jail five days prior to sending it, and it must be authorized.

None of the contents can be items that an inmate can purchase in Commissary.

Care packages

This jail offers a care package program for friends and family to purchase and have delivered to the jail.

Care packages are pre-chosen items put into one box.

Items in the care package - purchased through Access Securepack - might include stationery items, personal hygiene products and snacks.

Emailing an Inmate


Family and friends of inmates can use the ConnectNetwork.com website to create and send e-messages (very similar to emails) to inmates.

To send messages you will need to create an account from the home page.

You can do this by going to the following website: www.connectnetwork.com

Once on that page, select the option to sign up for a new account.

Existing users may simply login using their username and password and then skipping ahead to “Using ConnectNetwork.com” step-1.

For step by step instructions on how to create an account and how to send messages follow this link for a detailed walk through.

You are allowed up to 2000 characters per message.

It is very important to use a valid email address, as you will receive a confirmation email at that address upon the completion of your account creation.

You will not be able to use the account without a valid email address that you own.

Cost per e-message is $0.25, half the price of a postage stamp.

You can attach appropriate pictures for a nominal cost.

You will soon be able to attach a 15-20 second video for a nominal cost.

E-messages will be processed and delivered Monday-Friday.

You will need to purchase credits through the connect network email center.

They can be reached by contacting (877) 650-4249.

Customer Service Information

AdvancePay Accounts: (800) 483-8314

Websites: Connect Network or GTL

Customer Service :( 866) 230-7761

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Central

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central 

Important Mail Tips

Mail is always scanned and inspected for contraband, obscenity and other rule infractions.

Assume that everything you write will be read by jail staff and can and will be used against you or your inmate in court.  

Never write anything about the inmate's court case you wouldn't want read aloud in court.

Mail is considered by the jail to be a privilege. Any violations of the mail policies can result in the inmate's mail privileges being suspended.

The introduction of contraband by you into the jail through the mail could result in criminal charges being filed against both you and the inmate.

Click here to view contact information for the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center.

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