Pima County Jail

The Pima County Jail has two locations in Tucson, Arizona and they are operated by the Pima County Sheriff's Office. These facilities house adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. The sheriff's department provides detention services for law enforcement agencies throughout the Tucson metro area, as well as throughout Pima County.

Inmates are incarcerated at either one of the Pima County Jail facilities for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. The facilities also house 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 Pima County Jail, click here

Pay A Bond

Bail bonds are accepted at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex located on Silver Lake Road at the Inmate Accounts Office in the main lobby. Bonds are accepted in the following ways:

  • Surety and currency bonds posted by bail bond agents are taken 24 hours a day at the Inmate Accounts Office window.
  • Cash, credit, and debit card transactions are accepted at lobby kiosks located at the Main Jail Complex 24 hours a day and at the Mission Road Facility, during front desk hours. The Mission Road Facility front desk hours are 6:00 a.m.to 10:00 p.m.
  • Credit and debit card transactions are accepted online at EZ Card and via telephone at 1-888-497-2387 ext. 81.
  • There are fees associated with the electronic payment services.
  • Most bond transactions are processed within the hour.
  • ID validation will be required for all bonds.
  • Cash, money order, or cashier checks are accepted at the Inmate Accounts office located in the lobby of the Main Jail Complex at 1270 W. Silverlake Road.
    • Hours of Operation are:
      Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click here to Pay A Bond Online.

Please note, the Inmate Accounts Window only accepts cash, cashier's checks, or money orders for the exact bond amount. Also, the Pima County Sheriff's Department is not allowed to recommend a bondsman. You must find them in the area listed under, "Bonds--Surety & Fidelity."

When an inmate is bonded out, they are released as soon as possible. Usually the process takes anywhere between one to five hours.

Inmate Property

Property releases and clothing exchanges are conducted at the Property Release/Exchange window that is located in the property area of the Main Jail Complex. If you need more information, call (520) 351-8112 for information.

All property transactions require a valid government-issued photo ID (driver's license, DES ID card, Arizona ID card, Military ID card, Passport, etc.).

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitors (both on-site and remote) must schedule their visits at least one day in advance. All visits must be scheduled online at pimacountyaz.gtlvisitme.com. To see a video about visitation at the Pima County Jail facilities, click here.

Visits – On-site and Remote

Inmates at the Pima County Jail facilities are allowed visitation once they have made their first court appearance and are assigned to a permanent housing unit. All visitations are conducted via video.  Visitations are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, and they can be purchased as follows:

  • On-site Visit:             One free for 30 minutes per inmate, per week
                                          Additional 30 minutes for $9.00 per inmate, per day
  • Remote (Online):     25 minutes for $7.50, unlimited/as schedule opening permits                                
                                         55 minutes for $16.50, unlimited/as schedule opening permits

Visitation Times

  • Monday through Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00am, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am – 11:00 am, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Visitation is not available on Federal Holidays.

All on-site visitors are to report to the Main Jail Front Desk, located at 1270 W. Silverlake Road in Tucson, 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time. You must have a valid photo ID.

All visits will start and end at the scheduled times, regardless of arrival time. Late arrival of 15 minutes or more will result in the cancellation of the visit.

Scheduling a Visit

All visits must be scheduled online at pimacountyaz.gtlvisitme.com or at the kiosk machine located in the main entrance lobby. Click here for full instructions about scheduling a visit.  If you are having issues logging into the scheduling website, or scheduling a visit, please call Visitor Support at 855-208-7349.

Visiting Rules

No more than four people may visit an inmate at one time. All juveniles must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors must have a current photo ID

Special Visits/Circumstances

To request a special visit, start by scheduling your normal visit for the date and time. Then, call the Jail Visits Hotline at (520)351-8114 or (520)351-8111.  Leave your full name, date, time of the scheduled visit, confirmation number, phone number and request an extended visit. Someone will call you back to you. 

Please note that all visits at the Pima County Jail are subject to circumstances. Unforeseen lockdowns or other security situations may cancel all visitation.

Inmates who are on disciplinary segregation are not allowed visits. Juvenile inmates cannot receive visits until after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but are allowed visits during regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Public and Online Remote Visitation Restrictions

Same day, walk-in visits are not allowed. Please follow the dress code or your visit will be denied. No nudity or disrobing is allowed during the visit. Visitors must be fully dressed.

Dress code Restrictions:

  • Low cut neckline, sheer, strapless/backless blouses
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Tank or tube tops
  • Sleeveless shirts (male & females)
  • Shorts, dresses, skirts shorter than mid-thigh
  • Overly tight, torn, or cut clothing
  • Hats, bandannas, caps, stocking caps
  • Gang or graphically explicit signs or emblems, designs, pictures, or sayings
  • Clothing that exposes or overly accentuates the body

The following items are considered contraband and are not allowed in the visiting room:

  • Pens, pencils
  • Cell phones, cameras
  • Food any kind (gum, candy, mints, etc)
  • Beverages or liquids
  • Pictures, notes, letters
  • Any tobacco products (not allowed into the building)
  • Lighters, matches, flame producing devices
  • Makeup of any kind
  • Cutting tools
  • Caustic substances
  • Strollers, baby carriers, diaper bags
  • Glass or keys (other than locker keys)
  • Purses or sunglasses
  • Medications (exceptions made upon inspection)

You must be on your best behavior during a visit. Any acts that encourage sexual behavior, criminal acts, or anything that promotes gang activity is not allowed.  Violation of these restrictions will lead to termination of your, “remote visitation,” and subsequent suspension of your visitation privileges.

Physical Address

There are two Pima County Jail locations:

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

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CaVfR3PWHXYKgKqt5

Ajo District Jail
1249 W. Ajo Well Road
Ajo, Arizona 85321

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Qe3peocXgMmUx4D96

General Phone Number

Pima County Adult Detention Complex  (520) 351-8111
Ajo District Jail                                            (520) 387-8511
Jail Visits Hotline                                         (520) 351-8114

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Name
c/o Pima County Jail
Pod Location
Booking Number
P.O. Box 951
Tucson, Arizona 85702

You can find an inmate's pod location and booking number in the Inmate Look-up.

Inmates at the Pima County Jail are only allowed to receive personal mail through the US Postal Service in the form of a postcard. The maximum allowable size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches.

Postcards will not be accepted if:

  • Defaced or altered;
  • In plastic or any other wrapping;
  • Contain nudity, sexual conduct, weapons, or gang references;
  • Contains glitter

Incoming postcards are copied and inmates will receive the copy of the postcard either via tablet or on copy paper. Inmates will not receive the original postcard. Postcards are destroyed after 14 calendar days.

Inmates may order magazines, newspapers, soft cover books, etc (no explicit sexual content allowed). These items must come directly from the publisher or a widely accepted distributor. All mail is subject to search. 

Inmates must have prior permission to receive incoming packages. They are not allowed to receive any item that is available through the facility commissary. Authorization must be obtained five days before the package is sent. The mail officer will open and search all packages.

Acceptable forms of money (money orders or government checks) are removed from incoming mail and deposited into the inmate's account. These envelopes must be addressed appropriately, with, “Inmate Trust Account.”

Any other mail items included, such as a personal letter or note, will not be delivered and will be returned to the sender. 

If the envelope contains a money order or government check, it must be address to:

“Inmate Trust Account”
Inmate's Name
Pod Location
Booking Number
P.O. Box 951
Tucson, Arizona 85702

You can find an inmate's pod location and booking number in the Inmate Look-up.


Family and friends of inmates can use the ConnectNetwork.com website to create and send email to inmates using www.connectnetwork.com. Select the option to sign up for a new account. Existing users may simply login using their username and password.

You are allowed up to 2000 characters per message, and the cost per message is 25 cents. You can attach a 15-20 second video to your message for an extra fee.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at any of the Pima County Jail 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.

A GTL AdvancePay prepaid account is required and there must be sufficient funds for a call to go through. To add funds to an inmate's account, you will need to know the inmate's 9-digit pin number. You will need to put zeros in front of the inmate's name number to make this 9-digit pin number.

Once you know the inmate's name number, visit the GTL AdvancePay website at ConnectNetwork.com or call (800) 483-8314 to add funds to an inmate's account. Funds can be added using debit or credit cards, checks, money order, or Western Union. 

Instructions to leave a voicemail for an inmate:

1. Call (520) 448-3426 for the GTL Voicemail System
2. Select language
3. Enter the inmate's name number
4. Begin leaving a message at the sound of the beep

  • Messages can be up to two minutes long
  • Cost per message is $2.00 and is deducted from the AdvancePay account
  • Cost is non-refundable

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate housed in the Pima County Jail using a credit or debit card by clicking here.

You can add money via a cashier's check or money order at the Inmate Account Window in the lobby of the jail. Paper currency is also accepted, but no change is given. Personal checks are not accepted.

Hours of Operation for the Account Window are:

  • Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To send a package to your inmate full of hygiene items, food, and clothing, click here.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Pima 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 Pima County Jail, click here.