Arizona State Prison - Phoenix West

Arizona State Prison-Phoenix West is a minimum-custody private prison in Phoenix, under contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide custody and substance abuse treatment for 500 adult male inmates who have demonstrated a need for substance or alcohol abuse treatment. The facility opened in April 1996, and is operated and managed by The GEO Group.

Arizona State Prison-Phoenix West is a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) facility for adult male inmates. 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.

Substance abuse treatment and education is mandated for all inmates at Phoenix West. The facility is licensed as an outpatient facility and its curriculum, the Journeys West Program, was developed specifically for the facility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation periods will be in four-hour blocks each weekend, starting at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

  • Phase I inmates - 1 four hour block of visitation on either Saturday or Sunday.
  • Phase II inmates - 3 four hour blocks of visitation on either Saturday or Sunday.
  • Phase III inmates - 4 four hour blocks of visitation on either Saturday or Sunday.

Please note:
AM BLOCK - No arrivals after 10:00 AM. PM BLOCK - No arrivals after 3:00PM.

Non-Contact visitation is by appointment only. Please call the Visitation Office at (602) 352-0350 to schedule non-contact visitation 24 hours in advance.

For the food visit and photo visit schedule, click here.

How To Get On The Approved Visit List

At Arizona State Prison Complex-Phoenix West, inmates 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 and fees should be mailed to:

Arizona State Prison - Phoenix West
P.O. Box 18640
Phoenix, AZ 85005-8640
ATTN: Visitation

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.

Here is a list of items you are allowed to bring into 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 - no more than $40.00 in coins per visitor.
  • Jewelry - One wedding/engagement ring, one religious medallion, one wristwatch and one pair of earrings
  • Keys
  • 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.

ASPC-Phoenix 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

3402 West Cocopah
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(602) 352-0350

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ADC #
Arizona State Prison - Phoenix West
P.O. Box 18640
Phoenix, AZ 85005-8640

How to Call an Inmate

Unfortunately, you can’t call inmates who are incarcerated at Arizona State Prison Complex- Phoenix West. However, the inmates do have access to telephones, and they can make collect calls or prepaid calls. Before you can receive phone calls you must have your application approved. 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 at ASPC-Phoenix West three different ways: online, on the phone, or in the lobby of USPC-Phoenix 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 hygiene products and electronics.

​Programs For ​Inmates

Journeys West Program

The program consists of ten individual five-week modules; all based in a cognitive behavioral approach, with its prime focus on DUI education and treatment classes.

In addition, The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) provides employability skills, parenting, substance abuse education and counseling, education, case management, life skills/self help, facility work programs (both on and off site), and stress management.

Work Programs

  • ABE

Education Programs

  • GED

The GED Preparation Program provides instruction for those offenders who do not have a high school diploma or GED to assist them in successfully passing the GED test. The GED test is the same test given to the general public.

Any offender who achieves the 8th grade Functional Literacy standard, or an incoming offender who tests above the 8th grade standard, but who does not have a high school diploma or GED, may enroll in the GED Preparation Program.

Upon successful completion of the GED testing procedure, an official diploma is prepared by the Arizona Department of Education.  Obtaining this diploma is an important achievement and can lead to other educational and career opportunities within ADC and in the community when released.

Treatment Programs

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment

Unfortunately, the GEO Group does not give details about the various programs they offer at ASPC-Phoenix West. However, feel free to contact the facility directly and ask to speak with your loved one’s case worker if you would like more information.

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Careers at Arizona State Prison - Phoenix 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- Phoenix West by visiting their website.

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