Arizona State Prison - Florence West

Arizona State Prison-Florence West is a minimum-custody private prison in Florence, under contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide custody and treatment to a mixed population of 500 adult male DUI and non-violent general population inmates.

The facility by contract also provides custody and care to 250 adult male inmates that are currently housed as Criminal Aliens (CA). The facility opened in October 1997, and is operated and managed by The GEO Group.

This facility houses Return to Custody (RTC) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) male inmates and was specifically designed for this population. Staff was recruited from the local community and local vendors were used as much as possible. As a result, the facility contributes significantly to the local economy through salaries and purchase of goods and services.

The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) offers employability skills, parenting, substance abuse education and counseling, nutrition/diet education, GED classes, Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, case management, individual/group counseling, stress management, facility work programs, and job placement.

The facility has a central recreation yard with all of the facility’s amenities located around the yard. ASPC-Florence West consists of a programs and support building that contains multipurpose rooms, educational classrooms, a library, central dining facilities, kitchen, and the facility’s support services and Administration/Visitation building.

The Arizona State Prison-Florence West is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health as a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility. It achieved initial accreditation through the American Correctional Association in 2013 and re-accreditation in 2016 with a score of 99.49%.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting schedule at Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence West is one of the most confusing documents ever created. It appears that visits take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, but the times vary based on housing unit. You can call the facility at (520) 868-4251 to get more information.

Instead of causing confusion and trying to translate the schedule, please click here to get more information.

How To Get On The Approved Visit List

When an inmate first arrives at Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence West, they must submit a Visitation List in order to get approval for visits. Inmates are allowed a maximum of 20 approved visitors on their list.

If you want to visit and/or receive telephone calls from an inmate, you must complete and submit the Application to Visit an Inmate. You can fill out this form online or print it out and mail it in to the visitation office. Do not mail it directly to the inmate.

You must also pay a one-time $25 fee for a background check. You can make this payment online or mail in a 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.

Visitation Applications should be mailed to:

ASP- Florence West
PO Box 1599
Florence, AZ  85132-9200

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

  • Photo ID
  • Prescription medication
  • One unopened package of cigarettes and/or one e-cigarette - Smoking may be prohibited in some visitation areas.
  • Money - a maximum of $40.00 in coins per visitor.
  • Jewelry - One wedding/engagement ring, one religious medallion, one wristwatch and one pair of earrings
  • Keys - Two vehicle keys or one key and a vehicle remote control entry device.
  • One handheld baby carrier, per infant - 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 they went in with.

ASPC-Florence West has the following visit requirements:

  • Bring proper identification
  • Observe the dress code
  • Conduct yourself appropriately for a family setting
  • Supervise your children
  • Bring only allowable items with you

You will not be allowed to leave anything with or for an inmate.  As a reminder - you, your vehicle, and any items you bring onto prison property are subject to search.

Physical Address

915 East Diversion Dam Road
Florence, AZ 85132

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General Phone Number

​(520) 868-4251

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

ASP-Florence West
Name, ADC#
P.O. Box 9200
Florence, AZ 85132-9200

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call inmates who are incarcerated at Arizona State Prison Complex- Florence West, however the inmates do have access to telephones. They can make collect calls or prepaid calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Arizona, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate online, on the phone, or in the lobby of USPC-Florence West using the kiosk. The three companies that process inmate funds in Arizona are:

To create an account and put money on an inmate’s books, simply click one of the links.

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 clothing.

​Programs For ​Inmates

Work Programs

  • Various work programs are available, but the GEO Group does not give specific information about what ASPC- Florence West offers.

Education Programs

  • GED
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Arizona Department of Corrections Education Program recognizes the importance of education in helping reduce recidivism.  Education and training opportunities are available that address the 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.

Treatment Programs

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment

Addiction Treatment Services oversees the delivery of substance abuse treatment to ADC offenders identified as being in need of intervention. The screening process is based on self report and/or a review of the available corresponding data.

DUI treatment is offered for all offenders.These programs provide 36 hours of DUI treatment which is statutorily mandated for convicted DUI offenders. Inmates attend classes in such topics as parenting, family dynamics of addiction, and stress management throughout their length of sentence.

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Careers at Arizona State Prison - Florence West

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the GEO Group in a private Arizona facility, you can find available positions at Arizona State Prison Complex- Florence West by visiting their website.

The base pay for a corrections officer employed by the GEO Group in Arizona is $15.42 per hour.