Cochise County Jail – Bisbee, AZ

Cochise County Jail is located in Cochise County and is the jail for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Cochise County Jail? This guide gives you about anything related to Cochise County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Cochise County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Cochise County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cochise County Jail
203 N. Judd Drive
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 520-432-7540
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Cochise County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Cochise County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Arizona


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Cochise County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Cochise County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Typically, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Cochise County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Cochise County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that could help others get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Cochise County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 520-432-7540

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Cochise County Jail is:

Cochise County Jail
203 N. Judd Drive
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cochise County Jail
203 N. Judd Drive
Bisbee, AZ 85603


The mail policy changes, so check the the Cochise County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Cochise County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Cochise County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are kept at Cochise County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Cochise County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • 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 can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Cochise County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t get the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Cochise County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cochise County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Cochise County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Cochise County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Cochise 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 Cochise 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates changes, so it would be best to double check the the Cochise County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Cochise County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cochise 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 Cochise 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time in Cochise County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Cochise County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Cochise County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Cochise County Jail
    Cochise County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Cochise County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Cochise County Jail
    Cochise County Jail Employment


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