The primary function of the Navajo County Jail (detention center) is to safely and securely detain both pre-trial detainees and county sentenced inmates. However, staff members understand that inmates are subject to deprivations resulting merely from confinement and that their role is not to inflict punishment, but to make the inmate’s period of confinement as productive as possible. Navajo County Jail facility consists of the Old Jail and the New Jail.
Although most Navajo County Jail inmates are short term detainees, staff members encourage each inmate to take advantage of opportunities provided for educational, health and personal self-improvement. In this way, staff members contribute to making the inmate’s return to the community as a positive and productive as possible. This goal can be realized only through the concerted efforts of all staff members. Navajo County Detention Center strives to ensure that no inmate shall leave the Detention Center in worse physical or mental condition than when he was admitted.
The effective operation of the Navajo County Jail is dependent on a highly motivated, well trained staff who continually strive to improve both their individual job performances and their areas of responsibility. To encourage professional growth, staff members are provided with training within the department and are given opportunities to attend outside training.
How to send mail to an inmate?
All mail to an inmate should be addressed to an inmate hoised in the Navajo County Jail in the following manner:
c/o Navajo County Jail
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
All mail MUST be sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Incoming mail must have the sender’s first and last name as well as a full return address.
Photographs may be mailed to the jail but can be no larger than 5 x 7. No Polaroid, adhesive-backed photos, or photos with frames will be accepted. Inmates can receive no more than five (5) photos. Photos or drawings depicting criminal acts, gang activity, or nudity are not allowed.
Computer printouts are allowed to be mailed into the jail. Inmates can receive no more than ten (10) pages per week. Printouts depicting criminal activity, nudity, or gang activity are not allowed.
Paperback books may be mailed to the jail but must be like new with both covers and no larger than 6”X 8”. Inmates are only allowed to receive one book, if multiple books are received, the inmate will be allowed to choose one book and the rest will be donated to the jail library. If a Bible is received along with other paperback books, the inmate may receive the Bible and one of the books. Puzzle books or crossword puzzle books will be accepted but will be treated with the same limitations of the paperback books. NO writing will be accepted in either paperback or puzzle books.
The Following items will NOT be accepted:
- Envelopes with personal drawings or writings, stickers, scotch or masking tape, glitter, glue, marker, gel, oil, or paint.
- Incoming mail that contains clues, lipsticks, watermarks, unknown stains, stickers, marker, and any odor of perfume or colognes.
- Photos larger than 5”X 7”, Polaroid photos, photos depicting illegal activity, anything gang affiliated, or sexually suggestive.
- Blank sheets of paper, envelopes, stamps, address labels, magazine or newspaper clippings, ribbon, string, laminated cards, musical cards, or cards larger than 5”X 7” staples, paperclips, scotch or masking tape, glitter, confetti, glue, marker, gel, oil, or paint.
How to visit an inmate?
The date and time for the visit is determined by which housing unit the inmate has been assigned to and is the responsibility of the inmate to let their visitors know when and where. An inmate is allowed one 30 minute visit per week. Example: 2 Adults OR 1 Adult plus 1 Child or Infant
To be able to visit, a person 18 years old or older must have a photo ID with current address or P.O. Box. All Inmate visitation days need to be verified prior to visit.
– Sunday: D, E, F, G, H pods, in the Old Jail Lobby
– Monday: J-1, K-1 pods, in the New Jail
– Tuesday: J-2, K-2 pods, in the New Jail
– Wednesday: J-3, K-3 pods, in the New Jail
– Thursday: J-4 Rms 401–407 pods, in the New Jail
– Friday: J-4 Rms 408–415, K-4 pods, in the New Jail
– Saturday: A, B, C, L-1, L-2, HLDG 1 & HLDG 2 pods, in the Old Jail Lobby
Sign up is between 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Visitors will not be allowed to sign in before 12:30 p.m. or after 4:00 p.m.