In Maricopa County, Arizona, there is not one single Maricopa County Jail. Instead, the Maricopa County Jail consists of five different jails at various locations throughout the county. Each of the jails that make up the Maricopa County Jail system is operated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. People who are arrested in the county are sent to one of the jail locations below and booked in. If your loved one has been arrested, you need to understand how to locate him or her and where to go if you want to post bond. Our firm has put together a comprehensive guide of what you need to know about the Maricopa County Jail system.
This article discusses the following topics. Read each one carefully and feel free to reach out to our criminal defense lawyers for help.
- What are the different Jails in Maricopa County?
- Information about each of the Jails.
- Types of crimes people are sent to these Jails for.
- Searching for an Inmate at Maricopa County Jails
- What if arrested over the weekend?
- Requesting a lawyer if arrested and in Jail.
- How to Post Bail / Bond in Jail
What are the Different Jails in Maricopa County?
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office operates the following jails in Maricopa County. If you are arrested, you will be transported to one of the county’s jails, depending on your gender, whether you have been sentenced, and classification level if you have already been sentenced. The jail addresses include the following:
- Fourth Avenue Jail – 201 S. 4th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85003 (map)
- Durango Jail – 3225 West Gibson Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85009 (map)
- Estrella Jail – 2939 W. Durango Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85009 (map)
- Lower Buckeye Jail – 3250 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85009 (map)
- Towers Jail – 3127 West Gibson Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85009 (map)
To reach any of these jails by phone, call (602) 876-0322 for their automated system.
Types of Crimes People are Typically Sent to the Maricopa County Jails
The Maricopa County Jails hold inmates who have been detained for both misdemeanor and felony offenses who are unable to post bond. They also are used to hold inmates who have been sentenced for crimes that carry jail sentences instead of prison sentences. Many different offenses can cause people to be arrested and sent to one of the Maricopa County Jails, including the following types:
- DUI and Vehicular Crimes
- Assault and Violent Crimes
- Burglary, Criminal Damage and Trespess
- Theft, Fraud and White Collar Crimes
- Drug Crimes (Narcotics, Opioids and Marijuana)
- Sex Crimes / Crimes Against Children
- Probation Violations
- Other Miscellaneous Crimes
People who have been charged with serious offenses such as homicides will be sent to one of the Maricopa County Jails to be held until they go to trial and are sentenced. When people are convicted of serious felonies, they will be sent to prison instead of one of the jails. The Maricopa County Jails also house people who are serving jail time for parole and probation violations. People who are sentenced to serve time in jail are those who have been convicted of misdemeanors carrying sentences of up to six months in jail.