Gila County Jail is located in Gila County, Arizona and is the primary jail for this region. Looking for someone in Gila County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything related to Gila County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Gila County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others is appreciated.
Gila County Jail
1100 South St.
Globe, AZ 85502
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at Gila County Jail you have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.
The Gila County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should check our Arizona county jail guide: Arizona County Jails Listing
A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of Gila County Jail inmates can be searched on the Gila County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Gila County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Gila County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you are not allowed to go out of town.
In most cases, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the Gila County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you make a phone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that will help others to get through jail intake?
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Gila County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Gila County Jail is:
Gila County Jail
1100 South St.
Globe, AZ 85502
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Gila County Jail
1100 South St.
Globe, AZ 85502
The inmate mail policy at Gila County Jail changes frequently, so you should review the the Gila County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Gila County
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Gila County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are available at the Gila County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. They do different functions, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you should query the jail’s website, and search by:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Gila County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Gila County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Gila County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Gila County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Activities and programs
To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Gila County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gila County,the Gila County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Gila County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Gila County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Gila County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending money to jail inmates might change, so you should check the official Gila County Jail site when you send any funds.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Gila County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gila County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner in Gila County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.
What to include in what you write:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
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