The Yuma County Detention Center is a maximum-security facility designed to receive, process and house inmates who are detained prior to trial, as well as inmates in different phases of the criminal justice system. The Detention Center also houses inmates sentenced by County and City courts. The facility has a rated capacity of 756 inmates.
During 2011, the average daily population of the Yuma County Detention Center was 605 which reflects a 4.49% increase over the 2010 average daily population of 579. With respect to the female inmate population, 2011 reflected a 8.89% increase over 2010. In addition, the average daily number of juvenile inmates in the system reflected a 54.55% increase from 2010 and comprised less than 3% of the total inmate population.
How to send mail to an inmate?
All Inmates will have access to services provided by the United States Postal Service to send and receive legal mail, general correspondence, and publications. All incoming correspondence, with the exception of legal mail, must be on a metered standard postcard.
All inmate postcards and legal mail will need to be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s Full Name
Inmate’s Jacket Number
200 West Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
If you do not know the inmate’s jacket, contact the Detention Center at (928) 782-9871. Select the option for Admitting and you will be connected to the Admitting Clerk. The Admitting Clerk will be able to provide the inmate’s jacket number.
How to visit an inmate?
Inmate visitation in the Yuma County Detention Center is available by appointment only. Inmates are eligible for visitation after the first 72 hours unless the inmate is in disciplinary segregation.
- Minimum Security Units: Inmates housed in the Minimum Security Units are eligible for two (2) one (1) hour visits per seven (7) day period.
- Medium & High Security Units: Inmates housed in the Medium & High Security Units are eligible for one (1) one (1) hour visit per seven (7) day period.
- Segregated Units: Inmates housed in any of the Segregated Units are eligible for one (1) thirty (30) minute visit per seven (7) day period.
- General Population: Juveniles that are in general population are eligible for two (2) one (1) hour visits per seven (7) day period.
- Administrative Segregation/Protective Custody: Juveniles in Administrative Segregation/Protective Custody are eligible for one (1) one (1) hour visit per seven (7) day period.
Optional: Juveniles will have an option for a 3rd one (1) hour visit as approved by the Education Specialist.