Navajo County Detention Center

The Navajo County Detention Center is located in Holbrook, Arizona and is operated by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. This facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Navajo County Detention Center for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. The facility also houses those who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial, as well as state inmates awaiting transfer to the Arizona Department of Corrections. 

To see a roster of current inmates at the Navajo County Detention Center, click here. For information about posting a bond, click here.

The Navajo County Detention Center's mission is to provide for community safety, facility security, and the welfare of the inmates and staff. The center's primary function is to safely and securely detain both pre-trial detainees and county sentenced inmates.

According to the Navajo County Sheriff's Office, "staff members understand that inmates are subject to deprivations resulting merely from confinement and that their role is not to inflict punishment, but to make the inmate’s period of confinement as productive as possible."

The majority of the inmates at the Navajo County Detention Center are short term detainees. However, staff still encourages each inmate to take advantage of the programming opportunities available in the areas of education, health, and personal self-improvement.

Navajo County Detention Center strives to ensure that no inmate shall leave the Detention Center in worse physical or mental condition than when he was admitted. Inmates are housed according to their classification, which is determined by their risk to the public, risk to the facility, program needs, medical needs and/or security needs.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visits at the Navajo County Detention Center can be scheduled online at VIDEO VISITS between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. There are three visitation options (all are non-contact visiting options):

Video Visitation:

  • All visits must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours or up to two weeks in advance for visitation
  • Visits will last 30 minutes and are subject to monitoring and recording
  • Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time
  • After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated and you visit will end
  • You may have an unlimited number of visit per week based on scheduling and what your family wishes to purchase
  • Visitors must have a valid State or Government issued photo ID
  • Visitors and inmates must remain seated at all times during the visitation session
  • Any inappropriate activity will result in termination of your session

On-Site Visitation:

  • On-site visits are conducted at the New Jail Visitation Building located on the north end of the facility
  • Inmates are allowed unlimited visits BUT only one visit every 24 hours with the same inmate.
  • Inmates are allowed unlimited visitors per on-site visit. All visitors must be at the jail within the same 30 minutes to share or divide the time.
  • All visitors 18 years of age and older must show a valid government ID. Anyone under 17 years of must be accompanied by an adult NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Each on-site visit is 30 minutes.
  • On-site visitations are available from 8:15 am - 7:30 pm, seven days a week.

Remote Visit:

  • Remote visits are conducted over the internet through the visitor’s home computer.
  • Visitors are charged $15.00 for each 30 minute remote visit.
  • Inmates are allowed unlimited remote visits based on based on availability
  • Each remote visit is 30 minutes.
  • Remote visitation is available from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, seven days a week.
  • All visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the visitation appointment and can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.
  • Visitors should arrive or connect 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time.

Physical Address

Navajo County Detention Center
100 Code Talkers Dr.
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(928) 524-4450

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Name
c/o Navajo County Jail
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025

All inmate mail MUST be sent through the U.S. Postal Service and must have the sender’s first and last name, as well as a full return address. Letters should be as plain as possible and it is recommended to be written with a pencil or a blue or black ball point pen. Bleeding or smeared ink will not be accepted.

The Navajo County Detention Center does not accept the following items in the mail:

  • Mail from another inmate.
  • Envelopes, letters, or greeting cards that have return address labels, bleeding ink, gel pen, glitter pen, marker, stickers, glitter, glue, tape, lipstick, watermarks, unknown stains, stickers, marker, or any odor of perfume or cologne.
  • Items that are also not accepted in the mail are blank sheets of paper, envelopes, stamps, address labels, magazine or newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ribbon, string, laminated cards, musical cards, cards larger than 6”x 8”, staples, paperclips, metal tabs, spiral binding, scotch or masking tape, glitter, confetti, glue, marker, gel, oil, or paint.

Photographs may be mailed to the detention center but can be no larger than 5”x 7”. No Polaroid, adhesive-backed photos, or photos with frames will be accepted. Inmates can receive no more than 10 photos per envelope. Photos or drawings depicting criminal acts, gang activity, anything sexually suggestive, or nudity are NOT allowed.

Computer printouts are allowed to be mailed to the detention center. Inmates are allowed to receive up to 10 pages per week.

Paperback Books must be addressed to the inmate. All books must come from the publisher/online retailer (i.e. Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

Inmates may receive two books at a time. Coloring books, puzzle books (crossword puzzles, word searches, sudoku, etc.) are accepted. Colored pencils must be purchased by the inmate at the commissary store, so coloring utensils mailed in will NOT be accepted.

All books must have both covers and be in like-new condition. No writing will be accepted in either paperback books or coloring books/puzzle books. Additionally, puzzle books/coloring books may be dropped off for the inmate two at a time at the facility's administration window.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at any of the Navajo County Detention Center locations, 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.

To set up a prepaid phone account for an inmate or place money on the inmates Chirping device (texting), please visit: Inmate Sales. The cost of the service is $0.40 (.40 cents) per message.

How to Send Money

Inmates housed in the Navajo County Detention Center may receive money for the purposes of posting bond, paying bills (limit of two per week) and to purchase items from the commissary.

There is a kiosk in the Navajo County jail lobby that accepts cash and debit/credit cards. The Detention Center does not accept commissary or phone money at the administration window for inmates. However, bonds still may be posted at the administration window.   

To place money on an inmate's account by credit card, send gift packs, to access video visits and access emails to the inmate please visit: JailATM.

Programs For Inmates

The Navajo County Adult Detention Facility provides various program services for inmates. The programs depend upon staff availability as well as acceptable inmate behavior. 

GED programs are available. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held once each week. These services are open to all inmates who have been approved for attendance by Classification.

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Careers at Navajo County Detention Center

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