Yuma County Detention Center

The Yuma County Detention Center is a maximum-security facility located in Yuma, Arizona that is operated by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office. The facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Yuma 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. The facility has a rated capacity of 756 inmates.

The mission of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office Detention Bureau is, "to provide for the safety and security of people who are arrested, awaiting trial, and people sentenced to the custody of the Sheriff."

To see a roster of current inmates at the Yuma County Detention Center, click here. You can also call the Detention Center at (928) 782-9871, and you will be connected to the Admitting Clerk. You will need to provide the Admitting Clerk with the person’s full name and date of birth, if known. 

Population Stats

During 2020, the average daily male population at the Yuma County Detention Center was 401 inmates, which is a decrease of eight percent over the 2019 average daily population of 438. The female inmate population did not change.

The average daily number of juvenile inmates in the system saw a decrease of 83.33% over 2019 and comprised less than 1% of the total inmate population. 

A total of 9,208 inmates were processed in and out of the Yuma County Detention Center in 2020. Of this number, 4,631 were booked into the facility and 4,577 were released.

Commissary and Inmate Packages

The Yuma County Detention Center operates and manages its own Inmate Commissary Store. The profits from commissary sales, telephone use, and remote visits are used to purchase items that the inmates use. Items include library books, educational supplies, and inmate supplies such as televisions, DVD players, recreational equipment, and the inmate Law Library.

Inmates are not allowed to have clothing or other items dropped off to them. Instead, they can purchase T-shirts, underwear, and socks through the Detention Center Commissary. Inmates can also purchase items such as writing paper, stamps, envelopes, snacks, and hygiene items.

Some commissary items, in limited quantities, can be purchased on-line by family and friends and sent to an inmate. The Yuma County Detention Center uses Access Securepak to provide commissary items to inmates once a week.

Friends and family can place orders through Securepak in the following ways:

  • Internet: You can order from Access Securepak on-line, 24 hours a day. They accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Click Access Securepak to get started.
  • Telephone: Call (800) 546-6283 Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM CST (excluding major holidays)

Orders arrive at the Yuma County Detention Center every Thursday. There is a $6.95 shipping and handling charge on all orders. For any questions regarding your package, call Access Securepak Customer Service at 1-800-546-6283.

Posting Bond

You can contact the Yuma County Detention Center at (928) 782-9871, and you will be connected to the Admitting Clerk. They will be able to tell you if the inmate is eligible for a bond. 

If an inmate is not eligible for a bond, a court appearance (initial appearance) will be set. The Admitting Clerk can provide you with the location and time.

You can post a bond for an inmate at the court of record. After business hours, the Detention Center can accept cash in the exact amount ONLY. Detention staff cannot make change. For more information about posting a bond, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Yuma County Detention Center is currently available by video only.

Personal face to face visits are usually available during the second week of every month by appointment only, but they have been suspended until further notice due to the COVID pandemic. 

Visitors are encouraged to call the Visitation office for details at (928) 539-7841. Inmates in disciplinary segregation are not eligible for visits.

For Video Visitation Appointments call (928) 539-7841 between 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You can also schedule a visit online. To create an account or for further information, please contact JailATM.

All visitors must be 18 or older and have a valid government picture identification with name, date of birth and identification number. Any person who wishes to visit an inmate in the Yuma County Detention Center must meet the following requirements:

  • Identification: All visitors must have a valid government-issued photo ID with date of birth. Examples are: driver's license, Arizona ID card, Military ID card, Passport, etc. (A "matricula consular" is not considered a valid form of ID.)
  • No personal items will be allowed into the Visitation Area. Lockers are available in the Visitation lobby for visitors to store personal items. Lockers require a quarter deposit, which will be refunded upon return of the locker key.

If you have any questions regarding jail visitation, please contact the Detention Center Visitation Office at (928) 539-7841. Office Hours are weekdays between 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Physical Address

Yuma County Detention Center
200 W. Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/K8uK25UNody46ACP9

General Phone Number

(928) 782-9871

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Yuma County Detention Center
Inmate's Name
Inmate's Jacket Number
200 W. Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364

All incoming inmate correspondence must be sent in pre-printed/pre-stamped postage envelopes or metered postage. If you do not know your inmate’s jacket, contact the Detention Center at (928) 782-9871.

Unacceptable correspondence includes:

  • Mail with stickers
  • Mail marked with paint, crayon, marker, or gel/glitter ink
  • Mail with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick
  • Mail depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references

Email and Voice Messages

Inmates at the Yuma County Detention Center are eligible to receive emails via JailATM and voice messages via Combined Public Communications. Friends and family can create an account to send emails or voice messages in the following ways:

  • Emails: Register to send emails at www.jailatm.com
  • Voice Messages: Create an account to fund voice messages at: www.inmatesales.com or call 1-877-998-5678 - Monday-Friday: 8 AM-12 AM, Saturday: 10 AM-9 PM (EST)

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Yuma County Detention Center, 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.

When adding money to an inmate's commissary account, family and friends must make a separate deposit for a prepaid phone account and tablet use. For more information, please contact Combined Public Communications Customer Service at 1-877-998-5678 (toll free) or visit them online at www.inmatesales.com.

Inmate Phone Account Options

Inmate phone accounts can be funded two different ways:

  • Direct Pay Option: Call time is added to your phone number. The inmate can only call your phone number with the funds you deposit.
  • PIN Debit Online Option: Call time is added to the inmate’s PIN debit account, allowing them to call any phone number with the funds you deposit.

How to Send Money

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office Detention Center offers several ways to deposit money into inmate accounts.

Detention Center Visitation Lobby

Deposits can be made at the Detention Center Visitation Lobby window between the hours of 8:00 AM–5:00 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). There are no fees for this service. Please be aware of the following rules:

  • CASH ONLY (no checks, money orders or debit/credit cards) will be accepted. U.S. paper currency will be accepted for the value of deposit only. No change is given. There is no limit to the amount that may be deposited at the lobby window.
  • No coins will be accepted for deposits.
  • All deposits require the depositor to show a valid government issued photo ID, i.e., driver's license, DES ID card, Arizona ID card, Military ID card, Passport, etc.

U.S. Mail

You may send cashiers checks, postal, or telegraphic (Western Union) money orders via U.S. mail to: 

Yuma County Detention Center
200 W. Court Street
Yuma, AZ  85364

Please write “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” on the outside of the envelope.

Access Corrections

Friends and family can deposit money (cash, credit card and debit card deposits accepted) into inmate accounts in the following ways:

  • Online:  www.accesscorrections.com
  • By Phone:  (866) 345-1884
  • Access Corrections Mobile App: Send money and make payments on the go with the “Access Corrections Mobile App” available in the App Store and Google Play.
  • CashPay Today: You may register at cashpaytoday.com, get a barcode and make a cash deposit where you shop for a flat fee of $4.95, including Dollar General, Family Dollar, CVS, Walgreens, 7-Eleven and Speedway.
  • Detention Center Front Lobby Kiosk: Kiosk deposits are accepted between 7:30 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Kiosk is also available on weekends and holidays.
NOTE: There is a fee charged for this service. Click here for Access Corrections Information and Fee Schedule.

Programs For Inmates

The Yuma County Detention Center’s Inmate Programs Department provides programs in both English and Spanish.

  • Religious services (bible study programs, religious reading material to include scriptures for most faiths, religious diets, and visitation with religious providers)
  • Self-Help/Life Skills information
  • Legal Material
  • Law Library
  • Reading Material (books, magazines, and newspapers)
  • Recreational materials
  • Haircuts
  • Substance abuse counseling/Information
  • Notary Services


The Yuma County Detention Center provides education programs for adult inmates in an effort to help increase their knowledge and/or skills with job seeking and preparing job applications. 

Other educational services provided by the Detention Center’s Education Program includes self-study materials, screenings, informal assessments, and formal evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services. All educational services and materials provided at the Yuma County Detention Center are free of charge to inmates and their families.

The Detention Center also provides a mandated secondary school curriculum for all remanded juveniles in custody, which allows them to continue earning high school credits.

In addition to this curriculum, the approved “Merging Two World” elective curriculum is also available, which emphasizes the importance of setting goals and establishing a support system. Juveniles are required to attend class daily and work on assigned subjects and/or materials. 

Jail Industries

The Jail Industries program provides meaningful work opportunities to inmates who have been sentenced to county time, which allows them to learn a trade or skill while incarcerated. The ultimate goal is to release inmates back into the community with more employable skills.

Training and education is provided in various trades such as food service and preparation, laundry service, paperwork production, and custodial maintenance.

Other Services

Inmates can receive services for substance or alcohol abuse, education services, and self-help books that cover such topics as anger management and substance abuse.

Kitchen Skills Training Program

The “Kitchen Skills Training Program” is run by the Yuma County Detention Centers' food service provider, Trinity Services Group, Inc. The program focuses on five distinct topics over a thirty-day period -- Food Safety, Personal Safety, Sanitation, Chemical Supplies, and Ground Rules (basic food service protocols).

Male inmates who have been sentenced to the Yuma County Detention Center for a minimum of 60 days and have been assigned to the kitchen work program are eligible.

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Careers at Yuma 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 Yuma County Detention Center, click here.