Pima County Juvenile Detention Center

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Pima County Juvenile Detention Center Information

Dedicated to improving the lives of the juveniles who pass through its doors, the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center is full of bright colors, has a full garden they can tend, and encourages healing, health, and justice. Victims are provided with tools to move past their history and to learn coping and life skills, juvenile offenders are encouraged to learn new skills and how to make positive choices, and each student is provided with all medical care including physical, mental, and dental care while they are detained. This facility is a safe environment that provides guidance and rewards positive changes, helps to transition youth back to their community, teaches accountability and responsibility, provides tools to prevent relapse, encourages self sufficiency, and uses positive reinforcement and supports to help teach building a support system. Opened in 2000, this building is located directly behind the court building, and houses those who are charged in court, who require restriction to protect themselves or others, or to protect the community. To achieve the best results, mail, phone calls, and visits with immediate family are all encouraged, and the family may be included in some programming to improve behavior at home as well as in detention. Mail: All mail will be sent through the US Postal Service and care packages may not be dropped off at the facility. All mail is checked for contraband before being delivered. Youth's Name Pima County Juvenile Detention Center 2225 East Ajo Way Tucson, Arizona 85713-6295 Phones: One call each week is permitted, but more calls and longer calls may be earned through positive behavior and changes. Visits. Visiting hours are Thursday and Friday 6:30pm-7:30pm, weekends and holidays 12:30-1:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm, with virtual visits offered on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

Phone: 520-724-2150

Physical Address:
2225 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713-6295

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Juvenile's first and last name
c/o Pima County Juvenile Detention Center
2225 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713-6295

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How Do You Find Someone in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, 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 520-724-2150 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Criminal Court Cases, Warrants and Wanted Fugitives for Pima County and every county in Arizona.

Pima County Juvenile Detention Center Inmate Search

The Pima County Juvenile Detention Center maintains an average of 162 offenders in custody on any given day. The Pima County Juvenile Detention Center 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 Pima County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 54,240 offenders.

The following charts of Pima 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 Pima 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 Pima 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 Pima 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 Pima County Juvenile Detention Center
Dedicated to improving the lives of the juveniles who pass through its doors, the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center is full of bright colors, has a full garden they can tend, and encourages healing, health, and justice. Victims are provided with tools to move past their history and to learn coping and life skills, juvenile offenders are encouraged to learn new skills and how to make positive choices, and each student is provided with all medical care including physical, mental, and dental care while they are detained. This facility is a safe environment that provides guidance and rewards positive changes, helps to transition youth back to their community, teaches accountability and responsibility, provides tools to prevent relapse, encourages self sufficiency, and uses positive reinforcement and supports to help teach building a support system. Opened in 2000, this building is located directly behind the court building, and houses those who are charged in court, who require restriction to protect themselves or others, or to protect the community. To achieve the best results, mail, phone calls, and visits with immediate family are all encouraged, and the family may be included in some programming to improve behavior at home as well as in detention. Mail: All mail will be sent through the US Postal Service and care packages may not be dropped off at the facility. All mail is checked for contraband before being delivered. Youth's Name Pima County Juvenile Detention Center 2225 East Ajo Way Tucson, Arizona 85713-6295 Phones: One call each week is permitted, but more calls and longer calls may be earned through positive behavior and changes. Visits. Visiting hours are Thursday and Friday 6:30pm-7:30pm, weekends and holidays 12:30-1:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm, with virtual visits offered on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 520-724-2150.

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.

Pima County Juvenile Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Pima 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 Pima 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 Pima County Juvenile Detention Center?

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 Pima 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 Pima County Juvenile Detention Center 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 Pima County Juvenile Detention Center 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 Pima County Juvenile Detention Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

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 Pima County Court in Tucson, Arizona.

Once the defendant is booked and filed for arrest, a custody and bail hearing will be scheduled, usually within 48 hours.

At the hearing the judge may issue a bail or bond 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.

Go here to search for bail bond agents in Arizona.

Go here for bail bond agents in Pima County.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

Pima County Juvenile Detention Center ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

2225 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713-6295
520-724-2150

  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • You must be on the inmate's visitor list.
  • The actual visitation times may depend on the inmate and their housing location. Call 520-724-2150 and get your inmate's times and make an appointment to visit.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per week.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per inmate.
  • Visitors must have a government issued photo ID.
  • Dress professionally with non-revealing clothing.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE - ALWAYS CALL 520-724-2150 TO CONFIRM VISITATION SCHEDULE!

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
MONDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Detention Center Visitation Schedule and Rules

The following instructions are presented to assist a parent or legal guardian whose child is in the custody of the Pima County Juvenile Court Detention Center.  

We urge parents and legal guardians to visit their child while he or she is in residence.  

Any questions concerning general visitation procedures and schedules may be directed to 520-724-2150.

General Visitation Hours

Weekday Schedule

5:45-6:20 pm    Registration and screening
6:30-7:30 pm    Session 1
6:45-7:20 pm    Registration and screening
7:40-8:40 pm    Session 2

Weekend and Holiday Schedule

Visitation on weekends is conducted in eight half-hour sessions.  

Each session is limited to 14 detainees.

This weekend schedule is also used for the following holidays: New Year's Day, MLK/Civil Rights Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

8:45-9:20 am    Registration and screening
9:30-10:30 am    Session 1
11:45-12:20 pm    Registration and screening
12:30-1:30 pm    Session 2
2:45-3:20 pm    Registration and screening
3:30-4:30 pm    Session 3
5:45-6:20 pm    Registration and screening
6:30-7:30 pm    Session 4
6:45-7:20 pm    Registration and screening
7:40-8:40 pm    Session 5
 

Rules for General Visitation

1.  Parents or legal guardians may visit during general visitation hours.  Any other family member, or person over the age of 18, must have the permission of the detainee's Probation officer to visit during general visitation.  Each youth is permitted seven visits per week, one visit per day, and two visitors per visitation session, unless restrictions apply.

2.  All visitors must be registered and screened 20 - 45 minutes prior to the start of each general visitation session.  Late arrivals will be turned away or must wait for next registration and screening period.

3.  Visitation hours will not be extended beyond the regularly scheduled times.  Families will be accommodated on a "first come, first served" basis.  Due to seating limitations, some families may be turned away and asked to visit during a later session or on a different day.

4.  For everyone's safety, children cannot be left unattended, either inside or outside of the Juvenile Court building.  Please make childcare arrangements prior to your visit.

5.  Visitors will be required to show a pictured identification before being allowed to visit.

6.  Visitors will not be permitted to bring purses, backpacks, cell phones, pagers, electronic devices, books, magazines, tobacco products, drugs, weapons, etc., into the visitation area.  All items must be placed in a locker in the visitation area or locked in the visitor's vehicle.  (Smoking is prohibited in the Detention facility and anywhere on Juvenile Court property.)

7.  The exchange of any article with any youth is absolutely forbidden.  Youth are provided the basic essentials in Detention.  

8.  The only items accepted by the visitation officer prior to visitation are:

  • Prescription medications, in original container, with current expiration date
  • Clothing for out of county placement and/or CREW
  • Educational materials, requested by Detention educational services and meet Detention Guidelines
  • Nonprescription medications, requested by Detention medical staff
  • Postage Stamps
  • Parents and legal guardians are asked to hold all gifts (birthday, Christmas, etc.) until their child is released from Detention.  Cards and letters must be submitted through the U. S. Postal Service.

9.  All visitors will be screened with a metal detector and will not be admitted into the visitation area if they do not pass the screening.

10. All visitors must be appropriately dressed.  This includes, but is not limited to, shoes, shorts/pants, and shirt.  Dress attire that is too revealing or that glorifies/promotes drugs, gangs, violence, or any type of socially unacceptable behavior will be considered inappropriate and a basis for denial of visitation. 

Visitor Dress Code:

Shorts no shorter than mid-thigh 

Skirts and dresses are allowed but must be knee length

Sheer, see-through clothing is prohibited

Tops shall be no lower than the underarm in the front and back.  Bare midriffs or strapless tops, tube tops, tank tops, body suits, muscle shirts, spandex or swimsuits are not permitted

Shoes must be worn at all times

The following conditions are grounds for which a youth or a youth's visitor may lose visitation privileges:

  • If the youth's behavior in Detention warrants loss of visitation time
  • If the youth is on medical isolation
  • If the youth has not completed the detainment process in Intake
  • If visitors fail to abide by the rules in the Detention Center or create a disturbance, those visitors will be asked to leave the facility and may possibly be refused further visitation privileges
  • Visitors will be refused visitation if they are intoxicated or under the influence of mind altering illegal or prescribed substances.

Special Visitation

Special visits may be permitted and are arranged through the youth's Probation officer.  These visits are conducted outside of normal general visitation times and may either be a contact or non-contact visit.  All visitors are subject to the approval of the youth's Probation officer.  

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 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 Pima County Juvenile Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pima County Juvenile Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 520-724-2150 for further assistance.

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