Graham County Jail – Safford, AZ

Graham County Jail is in Graham County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Graham County Jail? This site gives you information about anything related to Graham County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Graham County Jail
523 10Th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (928) 428-3141
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Graham County Jail you should click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Graham County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find info on anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can look here, too: Arizona County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Graham County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Graham County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Graham County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (928) 428-3141

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Graham County Jail is:

Graham County Jail
523 10Th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Graham County Jail
523 10Th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546


The Graham County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Arizona State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Graham County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Graham County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Graham County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Graham County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Graham County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Graham County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Graham County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham County Jail inmates could change, so you should visit the the Graham County Jail website before 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 Graham County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Graham 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 Graham County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner at Graham County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Graham County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Graham County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Graham County Jail Link
    Graham County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Graham County Jail Mugshots
    Graham County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Graham County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Graham County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Graham County Jail
    Graham County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Graham County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Graham County Jail
    Graham County Jail Employment


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Comments

  1. Shawna W says:

    hi

  2. cassie a says:

    I love you steven g. g. :) can’t wait for you to come home!!!

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