Yuma County Detention Center is located in Yuma County and is the jail for this county. Looking for someone in Yuma County Detention Center? This guide gives you all about anything you might want to know about Yuma County Detention Center,like the following: Find an inmate at Yuma County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Yuma County Detention Center
200 West Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who is in jail at Yuma County Detention Center you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.
The Yuma County Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Arizona county jails in our Arizona County Jail Guide: Arizona County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Yuma County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Yuma County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, a prisoner in the Yuma County Detention Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Yuma County Detention Center. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Yuma County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also might depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as an official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go.
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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Yuma County Detention Center phone number is: 928-782-9871
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the staff, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Yuma County Detention Center:
Yuma County Detention Center
200 West Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Yuma County Detention Center
200 West Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
The Yuma County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so you should visit the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Yuma County
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Arizona State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Yuma County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct the mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out you will have to go to the Yuma County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Yuma County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Yuma County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if that person has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Yuma County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Yuma County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in Yuma County Detention Center is very scary, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Yuma County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Yuma County Detention Center 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 money to Yuma County Detention Center inmates changes, so review the site when you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Yuma County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Yuma County Detention Center, 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
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Links and Resources
Yuma County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
Yuma County Detention Center Mail Policy
Find an inmate at Yuma County Detention Center
Yuma County Warrant Lookup
Yuma County Detention Center Arrests
Yuma County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
Yuma County Detention Center Employment