Apache County Jail – St Johns, AZ

Apache County Jail is located in Apache County, AZ and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Apache County Jail? This page gives you info about anything you might need to know about Apache County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Apache County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Apache County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Apache County Jail
Po Box 518
St Johns, AZ 85936

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 928-337-4321
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Apache County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Apache County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our Arizona county jail guide: List of all county jails in Arizona


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored.

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Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Apache County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Apache County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Apache County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Apache County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Apache County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Apache County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 928-337-4321

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Apache County Jail, use this address:

Apache County Jail
Po Box 518
St Johns, AZ 85936

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Apache County Jail
Po Box 518
St Johns, AZ 85936


The mail policy at Apache County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Apache County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Arizona State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Apache County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Apache County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are available at the Apache County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. They do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Apache County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not discover if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Apache County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Apache County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Apache County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Apache County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Apache County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so you should double check the the Apache County Jail website when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Apache County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Apache County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Apache County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Apache County Jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Apache County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Apache County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Apache County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Apache County Jail Website
    Apache County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Apache County Jail Mugshots
    Apache County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Apache County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Apache County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Apache County Jail
    Apache County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Apache County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Apache County Jail
    Jobs at Apache County Jail


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