The Apache County Jail, situated on a 2-acre land in the metropolitan area of St. Johns, is the largest correctional facility in Apache County, Arizona. Established in 1953, the facility currently has a capacity of 150 beds and primarily houses pre-trial detainees. In addition to its custodial responsibilities, the Apache County Jail also provides reintegration programs for male inmates.

The facility has a minimum security arrangement and is supervised by a staff of 70 members. On average, the jail receives 390 bookings per month and employs over 75 prisoners annually for various in-house operations such as kitchen and laundry services. The Apache County Jail staff also oversees the operation of the Apache County Work Leave Center (WFC), which is located a short distance from the jail.

Delivering Mail or Packages to an Inmate

In order to communicate with an inmate, visitors may send mail or letters addressed to the prisoner’s full name, including the IDN, at:

Apache County Jail

Prisoner’s Full Reserving Name (Include IDN)

370 South Washington, , PO Box 518, St. Johns, AZ, 85936

All incoming and outgoing personal mail will be screened for any contraband.

Inmates may also receive money through the jail ATMs located in the Apache County Jail lobby.

Providing Inmate with financial assistance

At the Apache County Jail in Washington, sending money to loved ones is possible through the jail commissary accounts. To transfer funds online, an individual can create a Touchpay account using the prison’s ID and the offender’s ID number. This account can be used to send money to an inmate’s commissary account.

Visitation Protocol

Inmates held at the Apache County Jail are permitted two 45-minute video visitations each week, which must be scheduled in advance between 8:15 am and 4 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays. However, visitors and prisoners who fail to comply with the visitation rules may have their visitation privileges revoked. 

Schedule for Visiting

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Apache County Sheriff Department

The Apache County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens and land of Apache County, covering an area of 11,127 square miles in the northeastern part of Arizona. It is the third largest of 15 counties in the state. The Sheriff’s Office, led by Sheriff Joseph Dedman Jr., is responsible for providing law enforcement services in Apache County, including unincorporated towns and housing subdivisions. With a team of 80 personnel, including 28 certified deputies, the office’s duties and responsibilities are extensive. Sheriff Dedman relies on volunteer assistance from the Reserve Deputy program, Northern and Southern Apache County Posses, and citizen groups for search and rescue missions.

The Apache County Sheriff’s Office manages all prisoners from county courts and three incorporated city police departments. State inmates from the Federal Bureau of Prisons awaiting transfer to the Arizona Department of Corrections are housed in the Apache County jail. Additionally, the office contracts with other county and tribal jurisdictions to house their inmates as needed. Despite a portion of Northern Apache County being Navajo Nation, Apache County has jurisdiction over all non-Native American populations living on the Navajo Nation.

The Apache County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center receives and dispatches routine and 911 calls for Apache County, three police departments, seven fire departments, and three ambulance companies. It also provides assistance to United States Forest Service and Arizona Game and Fish officers.

Overview of Apache County

Located in the northeastern corner of Arizona, Apache County was established in 1879. It was originally combined with Navajo County, but became a separate entity in 1895. The county is known for its abundant natural resources, including vast mesas and fertile valleys that support large herds of cattle and sheep. 

Although much of the northern part of the county is occupied by the Navajo Indians who prefer to graze their livestock outside the reservation, the southern part is an excellent grazing region. The northern part is characterized by picturesque gorges and canyons formed by floods that occurred many centuries ago.

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Apache County Jail

370 South Washington PO Box 518,

St. Johns, AZ, 85936