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Databases Updated on Apr 14, 2024

How To Find an Inmate in Arizona?

If you are interested in locating a prisoner incarcerated in AZ, it’s effortless to find them and see all the details. The state has their own inmate datasearch on their website where you can find someone if you want to visit or send them money. Your search will yield a lot of information about them. You can also use Arizona inmate search online to get a complete criminal report for someone sentenced to an AZ jail or prison. You can search quickly utilizing an inmate ID or just the person’s first name and last initial. Either method will show the facility they are detained with the address.

Creating Public Jail Records

From the time someone is arrested, and a RAP sheet is created, a file is opened for each new jail record. AZ maintains jail records from the time of the first incident, other arrests, charges and then court dates, rulings, and punishment. They also keep track of the inmate the entire time they are serving their sentence. The information updated and retained will include any additional charges they incur while incarcerated, the visitors they receive, any health issues, altercations, and other behavioral situations. Each inmate’s record will also include information about whether they partake in any educational or work-release programs.

 Arizona Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Arizona’s Department of Corrections keeps very detailed jail and prison records of each inmate. Arizona inmate search records include all information from the time of arrest, charges filed, court decisions, mug shots were taken and prison time. AZ also keeps track of sentencing, dates of release and parole, physical description, age, eye and hair color, gender, height, weight, as well as their behavior and conduct during their incarceration. Each inmate is assigned a unique identifier called their Inmate ID. Arizona prison records are public records and available for searches.

 Arizona Jail and Prison Records

AZ has a state inmate population of 42,320 with an additional 13,970 people located in AZ jails. Along with those incarcerated, the state has another 77,373 people on probation and 7,500 on parole. The violent crime rate in AZ is 470 per hundred thousand residents and the property crime rate is 2,978. The state operates 22 jail facilities along with another ten prisons. Arizona’s Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over all the state rehabilitation facilities. They employ more than 9,500 staff members to oversee all operations and management.

AZ DOC and Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Arizona Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
4.8:1 (Black : White Ratio)
1.9:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
221,170 (4.25%%)
Disenfranchised Population
25,492 (11.89%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

Arizona Parole Population

Arizona parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 7,379 people, 140 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 121 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 1.6%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Parole Total Population in Arizona (2016)
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
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Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Term of supervised release

Arizona Prisons

AZ prison system is operated and maintained by the Department of Justice with 22 jails located around 15 counties. AZ also sustains ten prisons in the state with a staff of 9,184 employees, and they operate with an annual budget of $1.08 billion. The state community corrections system has many inmates that are on parole or probation. The incarceration rate in AZ is 585 (per hundred thousand). The cost per inmate in the state is $24,805 per year. Director Charles L. Ryan is the head of Arizona’s Department of Justice and he is dedicated to public safety, running a humane correctional system with results towards rehabilitation and integration back into society after release.

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