Arizona Department of Corrections





AZ Dept of Corrections Family Guidebook


The Arizona Department of Corrections publishes a guidebook for families and friends of inmates. Some of the topics covered:
  • Inmate admission and reception
  • Inmate movement and classification
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Inmate transfers
  • Contract beds
  • Inmate mail and property
  • And much more...

You can read it by clicking to the Arizona Guidebook for Families.


Do you need a visiting application?

You can submit an electronic application if the inmate is in an Arizona state institution.

Written applications must be mailed to the facility if the inmate is at a in state private prison (Phoenix West, Florence West, Marana, Kingman, Navaho County Jail-Holbrook, and Central Arizona Correctional Facility) or at an out of state contract facility (Diamondback Correctional Facility, OK, Great Plains Correctional Facility, OK, or Huerfano County Correctional Center, CO).

Click to go to Visitation Application Page. Carefully read the instructions on the page.


Has you friend or loved one been transferred to an out of state prison?



Due to overcrowding withing the prison system, there are 3 out of state prisons being used to house Arizona inmates. One is in the state of Colorado and two are in Oklahoma. There is information on the AZ Dept of Corrections website that will give you lots of information about these prisons, how visitation works, how release works and contact information for the prisons. Be sure to check out the frequently asked questions page. You can access this information by clicking Out of State Transfer of Inmates FAQ.


Questions about property, mail, release, telephone?


The Corrections website, unfortunately, gives you links to policies that you may read to find information about the above topics. I say unfortunately, because the policy format is somewhat difficult to read. But, if interested, here is the link to their Policy pages. The list is on the right hand side of the page.


Looking for a Federal Inmate


If the inmate you are looking for is in the federal prison system, you need to click to Federal Inmate Search Page to find them.




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