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Mesa City Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Maricopa County Arizona

The method used to find someone within the Maricopa County Jail system depends on whether they were booked:

  • Within the last three days
  • Prior to three days ago

Once you know which time frame fits, choose the applicable search method below and follow the instructions.


  • Click here to pull up booking mugshots.
  • Enter the inmate’s first and last name.
  • Click on “Search”.

Find your inmate and click on the mugshot to view:

  • Inmate Name
  • Booking Number
  • Booking Date
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color

Note – You can also select the type of crime from the links above the name fields. Mugshots for all inmates booked for that crime within the last three days will be displayed.


To find someone who was booked into the Maricopa County Jail system within the past three days OR prior to the past three days call 602-876-0322 to use the automated phone search.  

  • You must have the inmate’s first and last name and the spelling of those names.
  • You must know the inmate’s birthdate.

Note: If you do not know the inmate’s birthdate, you will be transferred to a live call for assistance. The hold time can be 15-30 minutes or more.


You can bypass the automated phone system to find out what the inmate was charged with and what happened in court by checking the Maricopa County Court Case page.


Click on Criminal Court Cases.

Click on “Case History”.

This page offers three ways to search for the case:

  • Search by Name
  • Search by Initial and Birthdate
  • Search by Case Number


  • Enter the inmate/defendant’s last name.
  • Enter the inmate/defendant’s first name.

NOTE – Partial names are not accepted.

  • Click on “Search”.


  • Enter the first letter of the last name.
  • Enter the first letter of the first name.
  • Enter the inmate/defendant’s birthdate.

NOTE – Must be in this format: mm/dd/yyyy (Example - 06/09/1986)

  • Click on “Search”.


Enter the case number.

NOTE – Must be exact or the search results will be incorrect.

  • Click on “Search”.

Once you click the “Search” button on any of these options, cases that match the information you entered will be listed.

NOTE – If searching by name, or initial/birthdate, it is possible that more than one case will be listed. Use the birthdate and full name to locate your inmate’s case.

The following information will be displayed

  • Defendant’s Name
  • Case Type (Criminal)
  • Attorneys for Defendant and State
  • Date of Offense
  • Disposition Code (Guilty by Court, Guilty by Jury, Dismissed, Not Guilty, etc.)
  • Date of Disposition
  • Case Documents (Each document submitted is listed with the date listed)

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Maricopa County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Mesa City Jail in the city of Mesa, Maricopa County in the state of Arizona.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Mesa City Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Mesa City Jail, or at the very least in Maricopa County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Mesa City Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 480-644-2323 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Mesa City Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Arizona or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Maricopa County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Maricopa County Jail, either look them up here or call 480-644-2323 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Maricopa County Jail until transport to a Arizona State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Maricopa County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Mesa City Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Arizona

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Arizona. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.