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Inmate Handbook

Inmate Handbook


Inmate Classification

Inmates housed in the Navajo County Detention Center are housed according to their classification. An inmate’s classification is determined by their risk to the public, risk to the facility, program needs, medical needs and/or security needs.


Inmate Mail

Inmates housed in the Navajo County Adult Detention Center may send and receive mail without limit and must adhere to the following guidelines.

All mail MUST be sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Incoming mail must have the sender’s first and last name as well as a full return address. Letters should be as plain as possible and it is recommended to be written with a pencil or a blue or black ball point pen. Bleeding or smeared ink will not be accepted.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Mail from another inmate.
  • Envelopes, letters, or greeting cards that have return address labels, bleeding ink, gel pen, glitter pen, marker, stickers, glitter, glue, tape, lipstick, watermarks, unknown stains, stickers, marker, or any odor of perfume or cologne.
  • Items that are also not accepted in the mail are blank sheets of paper, envelopes, stamps, address labels, magazine or newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ribbon, string, laminated cards, musical cards, cards larger than 6”x 8”, staples, paperclips, metal tabs, spiral binding, scotch or masking tape, glitter, confetti, glue, marker, gel, oil, or paint.

Photographs may be mailed to the detention center but can be no larger than 5”x 7”. No Polaroid, adhesive-backed photos, or photos with frames will be accepted. Inmates can receive no more than ten (10) photos per envelope. Photos or drawings depicting criminal acts, gang activity, anything sexually suggestive, or nudity are NOT allowed.

Computer printouts are allowed to be mailed to the detention center. Inmates can receive no more than ten (10) pages per week.

Paperback Books may be mailed to the detention center and must be addressed to the inmate. All books must come from the publisher/online retailer (i.e. Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Nobel, etc.) Inmates may receive two (2) books at a time. Coloring books, puzzle books (crossword puzzles, word searches, sudoku, etc.) are accepted but will be treated with the same limitations of the paperback books. Colored pencils must be purchased by the inmate on the commissary store as any coloring utensils mailed in will NOT be accepted.

All books must have both covers and be in like-new condition. No writing will be accepted in either paperback books or coloring books/puzzle books. Additionally, puzzle books/coloring books may be dropped off for the inmate two at a time at our administration window.

All mail to an inmate should be addressed in the following manner:

Inmate's Name
c/o Navajo County Jail
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025


Inmate Money Accounts and Commissary

Inmates housed in the Navajo County Detention Center may receive money for the purposes of posting bond, paying bills (limit of two per week) and to purchase clothing, hygiene, food stuffs and candy from the inmate commissary provider.  There is now a kiosk in the jail lobby that accepts cash and debit/credit cards. 

Effective March 1, 2020, the Detention Center will no longer be accepting money at the administration window for inmates. 

Bonds still may be posted at the administration window.   

To place money on an inmates account by credit card, send gift packs, to access video visits and access e-mails to the inmate please visit: JailATM

To set up a prepaid phone account for an inmate or place money on the inmates Chirping device (texting), please visit: Inmate Sales