Arizona State Prison Complex - Eyman

Arizona State Prison Complex - Eyman, or ASPC- Eyman, is one of the 13 prison facilities operated by the Arizona Department of Corrections. It is a state prison for men located in Florence, Arizona.

This facility opened in 1991 and consists of five units: Cook, Meadows, Rynning, SMU I, and Browning. It has an inmate capacity of 4.544, and there are eight housing units with security levels ranging from 3 to 5.

Arizona uses a a classification system that gives each inmate a security level score between two and five, with five being the highest risk. ASPC-Eyman is a medium to high-security prison, and the Browning Unit houses Arizona’s death row.

The Cook and Meadows units house level three inmates, Rynning houses levels three and four, and SMU I and Browning are both level five units. Each unit offers different programs, but all five units offer Adult Basic Education and GED.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting days and times at ASPC-Eyman will depend on what unit the inmate is housed in.

Cook Unit has visitation divided based on the phase the inmate is in.

Phase 1 and non-contact visits are on Fridays between 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Phase 1 is allowed one 4-hour visit, or a 2-hour non-contact visit by appointment only.

Phase 2 and Phase 3 have visitation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Each week, inmates in Phase 2 are allowed three 4-hour visits per week, and inmates in Phase 3 can have up to four 4-hour visits.

Meadows unit visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Inmates in the Meadows unit are divided into phases, and this determines if an inmate can visit in the morning block or the afternoon block.

Rynning Unit allows contact visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For building 3, non-contact visits are on Fridays at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  

Buildings 4, 5, 6, and 7 have non-contact visits on Tuesdays from  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For non-contact visits, call  to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. The number to call to schedule an appointment is 520-868-8524.

SMU I has visits by appointment only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. You must call at least one day in advance to schedule your visit.  To get more details and see a detailed visiting schedule for SMU I click here.

Browning Unit has visitation on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-10am, 11am-1pm, and 1:45pm-3:45pm, but they are by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, you must call 520-868-8520 on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. You must schedule your visit at least one day in advance, but no longer than one week in advance.

Check in for visitation at Browning Unit starts 20 minutes before each visiting period.  Visits are two hours long and an inmate can have up to four visitors at a time.

How To Get On The Approved Visit List

When an inmate first arrives at Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman, those who choose to have visits must complete and submit a Visitation List. Inmates can have a maximum of 20 approved visitors on their list.

Anyone wishing to visit and/or receive telephone calls from an inmate must complete and submit the Application to Visit an Inmate. You can fill out this form online or have your loved one mail the form to you.

You must also pay a one-time $25 fee for a background check. This payment can be made online or mailed in via money order with a paper application. If this fee is not paid, the visitor application will not be processed and you can’t visit an inmate.

Visiting Rules

An inmate can have a maximum of six visitors at one time, regardless of age, during each visit. All adult visitors must have a current photo identification to visit with an inmate.

Visitors are permitted to bring the following items to a visit:

  • Photo ID
  • Prescription medication - In the original container and only in a limited amount needed during the visitation period.
  • One unopened package of cigarettes and/or one e-cigarette - A flameless electric cigarette lighter shall be located in the designated smoking sections of the visitation area.E-cigarette accessories are not permitted. Smoking may be prohibited in some visitation areas.
  • Money - Possession of coins totaling a maximum of $40.00 per visitor.
  • Jewelry - One wedding/engagement ring, one religious medallion, one wristwatch and one pair of earrings or two observable body piercing adornments. The visitor shall wear all items brought into visitation throughout the visit.
  • Keys - Two vehicle keys or one key and a vehicle remote control entry device.
  • One handheld baby carrier, per infant - The carrier shall be subjected to a thorough search prior to entry. Strollers or carriers with wheels shall not be permitted.
  • One clear plastic diaper bag, per infant – The diaper bag shall be subjected to a thorough search prior to entry. A diaper bag may contain only the following items:
    • Baby bottle - Three clear-plastic baby bottles of milk/formula or equivalent size unopened, commercially sealed containers of juice.
    • Baby food - Four small clear plastic containers (such as, Tupperware container) of soft food or baby food.
    • Diaper - One diaper for each hour of visitation.
    • Sani-wipes - One clear container or Ziploc bag of baby sani-wipes.
    • Blanket - One blanket, measuring no larger than 4' by 4'. The blanket cannot be tan in color.
    • Spoon - One small plastic spoon used to feed an infant.
    • Pacifier - One baby pacifier.
    • Clothing - One change of baby clothing.
    • Bib - One baby bib.
    • Diaper rash medication - One small tube of diaper rash medication.

With the exception of food brought in for food visits, cigarettes, and disposable baby items (diapers, wipes), each visitor must leave the visitation area with the exact property items possessed at the time the visitor was processed to visit.

When you dress for a visit be sure to follow these rules:

  • All clothing must be clean, worn in good repair, non-offensive, and within the bounds of common decency.
  • No spandex
  • No orange clothing
  • No Sheer, see through and/or open-netted clothing
  • No medical scrubs
  • Visitors requesting to visit in military uniforms must wear their dress uniforms only.
  • No camouflage
  • No brown-colored clothing that resembles the clothing worn by Department security staff, including any shade of brown, tan, or khaki-colored clothing; solid light tan or light brown-colored shirts; or dark brown-colored pants or slacks.

The specific dress code requirements for female visitors (age eight and over) is:

  • Shorts must be knee length, when standing.
  • No jogging shorts, cut-offs, or hip huggers.
  • Skirts and dresses must be knee length, when standing. Slits in skirts and dresses can’t extend above mid-thigh when seated.
  • No sleeveless tops or dresses; tank, tube, and halter tops; tops that are strapless; tops that allow display of bare midriff; mesh clothing; bodysuits; and swimsuits.
  • Tops of clothing shall be no lower than the person’s collarbone in the front and back. No cleavage shall be exposed.
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.

The specific dress code for male visitors (age eight and over) is:

  • Shorts shall be knee length, when standing.
  • Jogging shorts, cut-offs, or hip huggers are prohibited.
  • Shirts must be worn at all times. Muscle shirts; sleeveless shirts; tank-style shirts; mesh shirts; or shirts that display bare midriff are prohibited.
  • Undershorts must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.

Physical Address

Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman
4374 East Butte Avenue
Florence, AZ 85132
United States

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General Phone Number

(520) 868-0201

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Browning Unit
Inmate Name and ADC #
P.O. Box 3400
Florence, AZ 85132

Cook Unit
Inmate Name and ADC #
P.O. Box 3200
Florence, AZ 85132

Meadows Unit
Inmate Name and ADC #
P.O. Box 3300
Florence, AZ 85132

Rynning Unit
Inmate Name and ADC #
P.O. Box 3100
Florence, AZ 85132

SMU I Unit
Inmate Name and ADC #
P.O. Box 4000
Florence, AZ 85132

How to Call an Inmate

Prisoners at Arizona State Prison Complex- Eyman have reasonable access to a telephone, but they can’t receive inbound calls. Inmates can make collect calls and prepaid calls through approved third party vendors only.  

In order to talk to an inmate on the phone, you must be an approved visitor. There is also the option of filling out the visiting application and selecting the phone-only option.  You will not have to pay the $25 fee if you are applying for phone privileges only.

Once your visiting application is approved, or you have submitted the visiting application with the phone section completed, the inmate will be allowed to call you. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Arizona, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can only send money to an inmate at Arizona State Prison Complex - Eyman electronically. You can’t send a money order or check through the mail.

You can put money on an inmate’s book either online, on the phone, or in the lobby of any facility using the kiosk.  The three companies that process inmate funds in Arizona are:

When you send money to an inmate using one of these methods, there is a fee charged for each transaction based on the amount, company, and method. To find a fee breakdown for each company, click here.

Inmates are allowed to spend money on phone calls and commissary.  The commissary (or canteen) is the prison store, where inmates can buy a variety of items like food and beverages, OTC medications, stationary, stamps, hygiene items, clothing, and electronics.

​Programs For ​Inmates

Work Programs

  • Bakery
  • Complex Laundry
  • License Plate Factory

The Arizona Department of Corrections Education Program recognizes the importance of education in helping reduce recidivism.  The ADC provides education and training opportunities that address the assessed needs of Arizona's offender population.

These programs are arranged to assist offenders in gaining skills which lead to productive and practical work experiences while within the correctional setting and the transition back into the community upon release.

Educational services are provided in three basic program areas:  Functional Literacy, GED Preparation, and Work-Based Education.

Specific Unit Education Programs

  • Culinary Arts
  • Small Business Management - Cook, Meadows, Rynning Units
  • Construction classes - Cook Unit
  • A multitude of basic education programs
  • Catering classes - Meadows Unit
  • Transitional Development
  • Plumbing classes - Meadows Unit
  • Custodial Program - coming in the near future

Addiction Treatment Services oversees the delivery of substance abuse treatment to ADC offenders who are identified as being in need of intervention.

Offenders are ranked according to need, time left to serve, and risk for recidivism into one of four services categories: Intensive Treatment, Moderate Treatment, Educational, or no need.

Intensive Treatment consists of a twelve month program and Moderate Treatment is six months in duration. Treatment is offered at a variety of complexes and units.

Offenders attend classes in such topics as parenting, family dynamics of addiction, and stress management throughout their length of sentence.

Treatment Programs

  • Mental Health groups
  • Mental Health 12-step Program
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Nicotine Awareness

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Careers at Arizona State Prison Complex - Eyman

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Arizona Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Arizona State Prison Complex- Eyman by visiting their website.

Benefits include health insurance, plus paid leave and holidays.