Central Arizona Correctional Facility

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The Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) is a medium-custody private prison in Florence, under contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide custody and treatment to 1,280 adult male inmates who have demonstrated a need for sex inmate treatment. The facility opened in December 2006, and is operated and managed by The GEO Group.

Central Arizona Correctional Facility offers employability skills, parenting, substance abuse education and counseling, nutrition/diet education, education, GED classes, ABE classes, case management, individual/ group counseling, stress management, facility work programs, and job placement.

The facility achieved initial accreditation through the American Correctional Association in 2013 and re-accreditation in 2016 with a score of 99.27%.

CACF should not be confused with the nearby Central Arizona Detention Center, run by Corrections Corporation of America, which houses prisoners for the United States Marshals Service, TransCor America LLC, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Pascua Yaqui Tribe government, and the United States Air Force, but does not house Arizona state prisoners.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at the detention center, you may call (520) 868-3668 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth, and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (520) 868-3668 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The days and times for visits vary based on the building the inmate lives in and their phase. To see a detailed visiting schedule, click here. To get more information, please call (520) 868-4809 and ask for the visitation office.

Food visits at Central Arizona Correctional Facility are by appointment only.

Non-Contact Visits:

  • By appointment only:
    • Tuesday 8:00am to 10:00 am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • must call 24 hours in advance.

Special Visits:

  • Must be approved by the Warden
    • request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of request by the inmate only

How To Get On The Approved Visit List

All inmates at Central Arizona Correctional Facility 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:

ATTN: VISITATION
Central Arizona Correctional Facility
PO Box 9400
Florence, AZ 85132

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.

When you are visiting at Central Arizona Correctional Facility:

  • 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

1401 East Diversion Dam Road
Florence, AZ 85132

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/RAjG3nP8YLKMyXA27

General Phone Number

​(520) 868-4809

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Central Arizona Correctional Facility
Name, ADC #
PO Box 9600
Florence, AZ 85132-9600

Items normally contained in general correspondence that are prohibited include:

  • Maps of Florence or surrounding communities
  • Polaroid photographs
  • Photo negatives/slides
  • Photo albums
  • Photosof current or former employees
  • Framed photos
  • Greeting cards largerthan 8X10
  • Greeting cards containing electronicor other non-paper parts
  • Greeting cards constructed in such a way topermit concealment of contraband
  • Stick on labelsor stamps thatappearto contain contraband
Items that areglued,taped,or stapled

How to Call an Inmate

Unfortunately, you can’t call inmates at Central Arizona Correctional Facility. 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

Work Programs

  • ABE

Education Programs

  • GED

Treatment Programs

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Sex Offender Treatment

The Sex Offender Education and Treatment Program (SOETP) is based on a cognitive-behavioral and relapse prevention model of assessment and treatment.

Evidence-based treatment and best practices assist the offender in managing sexually exploitative behavior, thereby reducing the risk of re-offending.

Treatment components include psychological testing/assessment, acknowledging responsibility for offending behavior, modifying cognitive distortions, managing deviant sexual urges and impulses, developing victim empathy, enhancing social competencies, and acquiring relapse prevention skills.

Participants are expected and encouraged to take an active role in treatment by attending weekly psycho-educational classes, group therapies, relapse prevention groups, treatment plan reviews, and completing specific homework assignments.

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Careers at Central Arizona Correctional Facility

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the GEO Group in a private Arizona facility, you can find available positions at Central Arizona Correctional Facility by visiting their website.

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

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