Pima County Adult Detention Complex – Tucson, AZ

Pima County Adult Detention Complex is located in Pima County and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Pima County Adult Detention Complex? This page will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Pima County Adult Detention Complex,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. 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 prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Pima County Adult Detention Complex
1270 W. Silverlake Road
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (520) 351-8111
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Pima County Adult Detention Complex you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Pima County Adult Detention Complex Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you can look here, too: Arizona County Jails Listing


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Pima County Adult Detention Complex website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, 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

If you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may 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 do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 includes the following 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.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Pima County Adult Detention Complex phone number is: (520) 351-8111

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Pima County Adult Detention Complex is:

Pima County Adult Detention Complex
1270 W. Silverlake Road
Tucson, AZ 85713

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pima County Adult Detention Complex
1270 W. Silverlake Road
Tucson, AZ 85713


The Pima County Adult Detention Complex mail policy can change, so you should visit the the Pima County Adult Detention Complex website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Pima County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Pima County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you can request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and 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 will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Pima County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Pima County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

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 on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to 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 intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Pima County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pima County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Pima County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Pima County Adult Detention Complex is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next 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 Pima County Adult Detention Complex, 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 Pima County Adult Detention Complex 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 procedure to send money to inmates might change, so it would be best to review the the Pima County Adult Detention Complex website when send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pima County Adult Detention Complex

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex, 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 Pima County Adult Detention Complex

    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 Pima County Adult Detention Complex? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to leave a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Pima County Adult Detention Complex Website
    Pima County Adult Detention Complex Inmate Search
    View Pima County Adult Detention Complex Mugshots
    Pima County Adult Detention Complex Bail Amount Link

    Pima County Adult Detention Complex Visitation Policy Link
    Pima County Adult Detention Complex Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Pima County Adult Detention Complex
    Pima County Adult Detention Complex Warrant Inquiry
    Pima County Adult Detention Complex Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Pima County Adult Detention Complex
    Jobs at Pima County Adult Detention Complex


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  1. thomas says:

    Do I have a warrant out for my arrest

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