Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center – Nogales, AZ

Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center is located in Santa Cruz County, AZ and is the jail for the county. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center? This guide gives you about anything one might want to know about Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center: How to locate an inmate at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center
2170 North Congress Drive
Nogales, AZ 85621

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Arizona jails: Other County Jails in Arizona


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners in the Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center:

Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center
2170 North Congress Drive
Nogales, AZ 85621

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center
2170 North Congress Drive
Nogales, AZ 85621


The mail policy at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center changes frequently, so you should review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Santa Cruz County court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at Santa Cruz County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Santa Cruz County magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Santa Cruz County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Santa Cruz County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Santa Cruz County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Santa Cruz County,the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:

    Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center 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 rules for sending money to jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the site when you send any money.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center, 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.

    Apply for a Job at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Center

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