Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center in Arizona
Jail is never an easy thing for someone to go through. The thought of being seperated from your friends and family for an extended period of time strikes fears in the hearts of most men. Often times, the only way an inmate can communicate with family and friends on the outside is by visitation or some type of message service. The Pima County-Ajo Detention Center assists inmates in staying in contact with the outside world by offering them the use of mailing services, inmate voice mail, Electronic Message Exchange system, and collect calls.
A regular letter, also known as snail mail, is often one of the best ways to get in touch with an inmate. The Pima County-Ajo Detention Center gives family and friends a simple and concise set of rules for them to follow in order to write their inmate. One of the most important steps in the whole process is making sure you write the following information on the envelope:
P.O. Box 951
Tucson, Arizona 85702
From there you will have to follow these posting guidelines to make sure the letter is received:
Pima County-Ajo Detention Center only allows inmates to receive mail from Monday through Friday, but never on holidays
Magazines, newspapers, soft cover books, etc., are a few of the items inmates are allowed to order, but only if they order directly from a publisher or a widely accepted distributor
Any mail sent to an inmate may be searched by jail staff. The Main Jail does not read any mail unless it's in the course of an investigation.
Letters to inmates can only be sent in pre-printed/pre-stamped postage envelopes or metered postage.
Before an inmate can receive a package they must first get permission from the staff at least five days in advance.
Inmates can have money deposited to their account via U.S. bank checks or money orders as well.
Inmate Voice Mail
If regular mail is too slow and you have to reach your inmate immediately, then Pima County-Ajo Detention Center has a solution for you. The jail gives family members the ability to dial into the voicemail system, enter in the identification number provided to the inmate by CSA, and then leave them a message. The inmate can then do in and listen to the message anytime they want. Leaving a voicemail is as simple as
Calling up Customer Service of America (CSA) at 1-(800) 849-6081 (24-hour service)
Using a credit card such as MasterCard, Visa, cashier’s check or MO to set up a prepaid account
Grabbing a Voice Mail Identification number
Pima County-Ajo Detention Center also introduced their new Electronic Message Exchange system not to long ago. This system gives inmates and their families/friends the option to exchange messages in almost real time. Both inmates and the people they have on the outside can use the Electronic Message Exchange website to send a message electronically. Using a printing device inside the Pima County-Ajo Detention Center, inmates can then read the message almost instantly and respond. So if you happen to know someone currently in jail right now, don't hesitate to drop them a message and brighten up their day.
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