Maricopa County-Tent City Jail Visiting Information:
IMPORTANT: In order to conduct a visit, whether remote or On-Site, inmate friends and family members must create an account and schedule their visit a minimum of 24 hours in advance by going to the website: www.visitfromhome.net/maricopa An individual who is on parole, probation, any type of work release, has been incarcerated during the last twelve months, or has ever been convicted of a felony, is not permitted to conduct an On-Site visits within any Office jail. If you chose the On-Site visit option: Chose which jail at which you wish to conduct your visit, either the 4th Avenue Jail or the Lower Buckeye Jail. You must select one of these two sites regardless of which jail the inmate is currently assigned. A dress code is strictly enforced at each MCSO jail and is posted in the jails. In general, dress conservatively. VISIT SESSION INFORMATION: When you schedule your On-Site visit on the above listed website, you will receive an email verification containing your assigned visit terminal and a six-digit PIN number. You are required to bring this information with you to the jail. VALID IDENTIFICATION: You must possess a valid form of identification to enter the jail. You will need to provide a valid government issued picture identification card (ID), such as a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) identification card/driver’s license, that is current and valid or an Immigration card (work visa card, resident alien card with a DMV card). Picture IDs made at swap meets, or store ID cards like Sam’s Club are not considered valid ID’s. UNDERAGE VISITATION: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent. If the visitor is under 18 and claims to be the spouse of the inmate, a valid marriage certificate needs to be presented, along with valid ID, in order to have a visit without the presence of an adult/parent. Children ages 14 through 17 need to provide a current and valid ID card, such as school issued ID, DMV ID card or a driver’s license. Children under 14 do not need proof of ID. VISITATION LOCKERS: You will not be allowed to enter the visitation room with any personal items, including jewelry, sunglasses, cell phone, wallets, purses, books, etc. These items must be secured in a locker (fee required) located in the visitation lobby. Bring spare change to use the locker.
Maricopa County-Tent City Jail Additional information:
Inmate Mail All incoming mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be standard postcards. This is to ensure the safety and security of jail facilities, inmates, and staff. Acceptable STANDARD Postcards Unacceptable Postcards Metered postage or USPS stamps Custom postcards Minimum size postcards: 3.5 x 4.25 inches Postcards contaminated in any way Maximum size postcards: 4.25 x 6 Inches Defaced or altered postcards Written in blue or black ink only Plastic(s) or wrapping(s) on postcards All stamps are removed from postcards Postcards marked with anything other than blue or black ink Postcards with labels or stickers Postcards with any watermarks, stains, perfume, lipstick, et cetera Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, criminal activity or gang references BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES: All Books and subscription publications must be purchased directly through a publisher. All books must be softback paper only. Book covers with any other materials such as, but not limited to, hard covers, leather, et cetera, as well as spiral bound publications are prohibited. All books must be accompanied by a shipping manifest or invoice. An inmate may only possess 3 books, 5 magazines and 1 newspaper at any one time. Publications that may pose a threat to the safety or security of the jail, or are pornographic in nature, are prohibited. Inmates will be provided a Rejection Notification for all items determined to be unacceptable, prohibited or exceeds the maximum limit. PHOTOGRAPHS: An inmate may only possess 5 photographs at any one time and may be mailed to the inmate, provided the envelope is clearly marked “PHOTOGRAPHS”. The envelope cannot contain anything other than the photographs or it will be rejected. Photographs may not be larger than 4 inches by 6 inches. The inmate’s name and booking number must be written on the back of each photograph to show ownership. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs. Photographs must be otherwise completely unadulterated. Inmates are permitted to release photographs via US Mail, which then permits them to receive a like amount of photographs. Photographs depicting nudity, weapons, criminal activity, or gang references are also prohibited. Inmates will be provided a Rejection Notification for all items determined to be unacceptable, prohibited or exceeds the maximum limit.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.