Apache County Jail

The Apache County Jail is located in St. Johns, Arizona and is operated by the Apache County Sheriff's Office. This facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement and is the primary detention center for all law enforcement agencies in Apache County. 

Although a portion of Northern Apache County is Navajo Nation, Apache County has jurisdiction for all the non-native American population living on the Navajo Nation. 

Inmates are incarcerated at the Apache County Jail for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. The Apache County Jail also houses those who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial.

The Apache County Sheriff’s Office houses all prisoners from the county courts as well as three incorporated city police departments. The facility houses state inmates from the Federal Bureau of Prisons awaiting transfer to the Arizona Department of Corrections. The jail also contracts with other county and tribal jurisdictions to house their inmates on an as needed basis.

To see a roster of current inmates at the Apache County Jail, click here.

The facility has separate minimum, medium, and maximum security housing areas for both male and female inmates. It is also equipped with handicap-accessible cells. 


The Apache County Jail accepts bonds from any judicial jurisdiction. They are accepted at any time of the day or night and must either be from an Authorized Bail Bond Agent or in the form of a money order, or cashier’s check. The Apache County Jail does not accept cash. 

A list of Authorized Bail Bond Agents is available for review in the lobby of the Apache County Jail. If an inmate has an immigration hold or any other law enforcement hold, posting a bond will not gain the release of the inmate. 

Bonds posted for an inmate should be made payable to the court of record where the warrant was issued. 

For any other questions, please contact the Apache County Jail at 928-337-4321 extension 7231.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Apache County Jail offers Video Visitation for friends and family to visit with inmates. You can visit via video in the lobby of the jail at no charge. Or, for a fee, you can visit from anywhere that has a high-speed internet connection and a camera. 

Onsite visitation is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You must schedule all visits at least 24 hours in advance, and they allow only one visit per day per visitor. 

There are three ways to schedule an on-site video visit: 

  1. Visit the lobby during business hours and schedule the visit on the visitation terminal. 
  2. Visit online using a high speed internet connection and a camera or a smartphone via Securus Technologies
  3. Call 1 (877) 578-3658. 

The jail staff will make every attempt to notify visitors ahead of time if a scheduled visit has been canceled, but it’s best to call the jail before your visit to ensure that the inmate is eligible for a visit that day. 

The jail is in full lockdown every day from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; there are no visits during this time.

Remote Visits

To schedule your visit, go to www.securustech.net/VideoVisitation or call Securus at 1-877-578-3658. Please visit the Securus website or use the lobby kiosks for times and appointment availability.

Visitor Information Sheet

All visitors are required to complete a “Visitation Information Sheet” in addition to making an appointment for a visit on the kiosk. The forms are available next to the visitation kiosks in the lobby. Appointments made without the Visitation Information Sheet being completed will be denied.

The completed sheet should be left with Sheriff’s Administration personnel anytime Monday through Thursday. Individuals making appointments Friday through Sunday should call the control tower on the intercom outside in order to turn in the form to a detention Officer. 

Visiting Rules

To be eligible to visit an inmate, you: 

  • Must not be on probation or parole
  • Must not have a pending criminal matter before any court
  • Must complete a visitation Information Sheet while you are scheduling a visit and leave it with Apache County Sheriff’s Office personnel
  • Must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs 

Visits are limited to two visitors per inmate per visit; unless one of the visitors is under age six, then the total number of visitors allowed is three. 

Visitors over 18 must have a valid photo ID. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and directly related to the inmate (child, niece or nephew) in order to visit.

No inappropriate attire or suggestive or provocative attire is allowed. Anyone who is disruptive or dangerous or who has a history of disruptive behavior within the facility will be denied a visit. No inappropriate language or gestures will be tolerated. 

Visitors must be present prior to the start of the visit in order to begin at the scheduled time. Visitors who do not show up prior to the appointment time, may not be able to visit.

Visits may be cancelled immediately for any violations listed. If your visit is cancelled, you may have your visitation privileges revoked for future visits.

Physical Address

Apache County Jail
370 South Washington
St Johns, AZ 85936

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/KvGTa5MLTmfde5tK9

General Phone Number

(928) 337-4321 or 1-(800) 352-1850

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s name
Apache County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 518
St. Johns, AZ 85936 

All incoming inmate mail must have the inmate’s name and address on it.

To ensure safety and security of the jail, all incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband. There is no expectation of privacy from incoming mail except privileged mail.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Apache County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their housing units (after their initial appearance, within 24 hours of their arrest) and can make outgoing collect calls.

After an inmate is brought to the jail by the arresting agency and booked, they will have an opportunity to make notification to family utilizing the inmate phone located in the booking area, if time allows. This will be a collect call. 

If the inmate is unable to make contact, a five-minute phone call will be allowed using the jail phone. After the inmate has seen the initial appearance magistrate, if not released the inmate will be moved to one of the pods after being classified. 

General population inmates have access to the phones in the pods throughout the day when the inmates are not confined to their cells. Inmates housed in Protective Custody and Administrative Segregation are allowed access to the phones in the pods between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm daily. 

Inmates may purchase phone cards for use on the inmate phone system in the jail if they have funds in their inmate account. Phone cards cost $10.00. Inmates who do not have funds in their account will have to place collect calls. 

Friends and family can open an account by contacting Securus Family & Friends Customer Support at 1-800-844-6591, or by visiting them online.

How to Send Money

Money orders sent to an inmate in the mail are accepted in envelopes with no letters enclosed. Do not mail cash. Be sure to include the return address on the envelope. 

All money orders should be made payable to the inmate it is intended for and the purchaser's information completed.

The Apache County Jail now has a cash or credit machine located in the Apache County Sheriff’s office lobby. Money for the inmates can be put in their account going through the machine and avoiding an officer intercepting the money. 

You will need to know the inmates’ first name, last name, and date of birth or the inmates’ ID number to be able to use the machine. Applicable fees apply. 

If you come to the jail after hours, press the intercom, and an Officer will respond and give you access to the machine. 

Online or by phone

Money can also be added by using Government Payment Services, Inc. You access them 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.GovPayNOW.com or by phone at (888) 277-2535.

You will need:

Your credit or debit card
Inmate’s Name, Number & location
Pay Location Code #5500
Minimum Deposit: $25
Max Deposit:  $100
Internet Fee: 4.5% (min $4.50)
Phone Fee: 6% (min 6.00)
Max Weekly Deposits: $200
Max Weekly Transactions: 5 

Credit or debit cards accepted: Discover, Mastercard, Visa, American Express

Programs For Inmates

Each of the housing areas have telephones, which inmates may use to make collect and phone-card calls. The facility also provides a commissary, a recreational yard, a library, an attorney-client room, a non-contact visiting area, a medical care room, a laundry, and a maintenance shop.

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Careers at Apache County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Apache County Jail, click here.