Pima County-Ajo Detention Center Sending Money

Pima County-Ajo Detention Center Sending Money

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center:

  • Inmate Accounts and Deposits,
  • Commissary & Carepack Information,
  • Depositing Money Online,
  • Mailing Inmate Money 

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary, and in some cases medical and bail money, as soon as possible.

How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center

There are three choices for putting money on an inmate's books:

Choice 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail

Only U.S. bank checks and money orders will be accepted at the Inmate Account Window.

No personal checks.

There is no limit to the amount that may be deposited at this window.

U.S. paper currency is accepted for the value of deposit only. No change will be given.

No coins will be accepted for deposits.

Any funds released from an inmate account will be in the form of a debit card or money order.

Prior to releasing any funds, the inmate must submit a Money Transfer authorizing the release of funds from his/her account.

All deposits and disbursement transactions require the depositor or payee to show a valid government issued photo ID:

  • driver's license
  • DES ID card
  • Arizona ID card
  • Military ID card
  • Passport, etc.
  • Check cashing cards will NOT be accepted.

Choice 2 - Mailing a Deposit

Money Orders or U.S. Bank Checks (no personal checks) should be made out to the inmate and mailed to them at the jail. 

These will be removed and deposited prior to the mail being passed on to the inmate.

Choice 3 - Deposit Money Online

Deposit Money Online with a Credit or Debit Card using Touchpay Payment Portal.

Inmate 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 a care package might include stationery items, personal hygiene products and snacks.

Click here to view the packages and prices.  

Important Tips

Often an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase item's to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $3-4.00 a day on commissary items, you are paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.

Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.

Any funds released from an inmate account will be in the form of a debit card or money order. Prior to releasing any funds, the inmate must submit a Money Transfer authorizing the release of funds from his/her account.

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