Jail and Inmate Search in Arizona

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.

What are Arizona Jail Records?

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 jail inmate search records are public records and available for searches.

How to Perform Arizona Inmate Lookup

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 search database 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 prison 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.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Arizona Imprisonment Rate
Arizona Imprisonment Rate: 593
Prison Population
Prison Population: 40,849
Probation Population
Probation Population: 76,005
Parole Population
Parole Population: 7,379
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black: White Ratio - 4.8: 1 Hispanic: White Ratio - 1.9: 1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 98
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 221,170 (4,25%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 25,492 (11.89%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 1,125

Arizona Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Arizona prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 42,320, that saw a 0.9% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 9.4% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 38,323 in 2016.

4 States with More Female Prisoners than Arizona

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Arizona

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Arizona is 42,320 inmates, that is 12.1% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Arizona was in 2015, when the number of prisoners was 42,719 inmates.

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

Parole Total Population in Arizona

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 11,374
Discretionary: 27
Reinstatement: 80
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

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.

Federal Prisons located in Arizona

Prison Name Prison Type
Phoenix FCI Federal Prison
Phoenix RRM Federal Prison
Safford FCI Federal Prison
Tucson FCIFederal Prison
Tucson USPFederal Prison