La Paz County Jail – Parker, AZ

La Paz County Jail is located in La Paz County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone at La Paz County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything you might want to know about La Paz County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at La Paz County Jail? How to view La Paz County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

La Paz County Jail
1109 Arizona Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 928-669-6141
Fax:

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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 find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at La Paz County Jail you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The La Paz County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you will want to check the other Arizona county jails in our Arizona County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Arizona


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the La Paz County Jail website, or you can view them at the La Paz County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the La Paz County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more 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

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the La Paz County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is really easy. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the official La Paz County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more costly 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 inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 928-669-6141

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at La Paz County Jail:

La Paz County Jail
1109 Arizona Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
La Paz County Jail
1109 Arizona Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344


The La Paz County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to visit the official La Paz County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in La Paz County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney

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. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The La Paz County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. They do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the La Paz County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the La Paz County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the La Paz County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In La Paz County,the La Paz County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    La Paz County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the La Paz County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 La Paz 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 La Paz 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 money to someone in jail at La Paz County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website before you send money to an inmate there.

    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 La Paz County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the La Paz 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 La Paz 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:

    • 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 spent any time at La Paz County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main La Paz County Jail Website
    La Paz County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View La Paz County Jail Mugshots
    La Paz County Jail Bail Link

    La Paz County Jail Visitation
    La Paz County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at La Paz County Jail
    La Paz County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    La Paz County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at La Paz County Jail
    La Paz County Jail Jobs


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