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The Cochise County Jail – Main Jail, situated in the metropolitan area of Bisbee in Arizona, is positioned across from the Bisbee Justice Court. It operates under the supervision of the Cochise Sheriffs Department and has a maximum capacity of 160 inmates. The facility primarily detains individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, and it also provides services for juveniles. With a capacity to house up to 250 inmates, the jail receives approximately 4,400 bookings annually, maintaining a daily average of 220 inmates with the support of 55 staff members.

Visitation at the jail is scheduled online, and the designated hours are from 10 am to 2 pm on weekdays, and from 7 am to 4 pm on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Additionally, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, visitation hours are extended from 12 pm to 9 pm. These visits are non-contact and take place through a glass partition. Inmates can receive an unlimited amount of letters, delivered from Monday to Friday (excluding federal holidays).

The Cochise County Health Department is responsible for providing mental health treatment within the jail. This includes the administration of prescribed medications by a psychiatrist via video monitoring. Inmates have access to phones in their cells, enabling communication with their loved ones. All meals served are approved by a dietitian, and the common area tables are constructed from sturdy steel, accommodating four seats.

Regarding sentencing for felony offenses, the Sheriff’s department calculates the percentage of the jail term an inmate will serve, with a legal requirement of a minimum of 85%. Additionally, the jail accepts inmates from the US Marshal and ICE when additional space is necessary.

To become a Detention Officer at the Cochise County Jail, applicants must successfully pass a series of evaluations, including psychological examinations, polygraph exams, background investigations, and physical examinations. The county also offers a Part-Time Detention Officer Program (PDF) for interested individuals. For inquiries or to arrange a tour of the jail, please contact the Commander at 520-432-7540. Special visits can be arranged with the approval of the on-duty supervisor.

Inmate calling is facilitated to allow inmates to communicate with their friends and families. Visitors are required to adhere to appropriate dress code, including wearing shoes and shirts.

Inmate Visitation Guidelines & Schedule

On-Site Visitation Hours (Visitation Center) – Video visits are not held at the jail.  They are held at the address listed below:

Cochise County Regional Center Douglas:

 1012 G. Avenue

 2nd Floor Next to Justice Court Precinct 2

 Douglas, AZ 85607

 Sunday    –      No Visitation

 Monday    –     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Tuesday   –     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Wednesday –  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Thursday   –    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Friday  –          10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Saturday –       No Visitation

Christmas & Thanksgiving Special Visitation – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


At Home visitation Hours

 Sunday         8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Monday         8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Tuesday        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Wednesday   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Thursday       8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Friday            8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Saturday        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Apart from traditional in-person visits, Cochise County Jail – Main Jail offers Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. This system enables “approved” individuals such as friends, family members, attorneys, and clergy to connect with inmates using their computer, the Securus Video Visitation app, or an on-site kiosk. It allows for remote video visits, providing convenience and flexibility for communication. Visitors can utilize their computers or phones to engage in remote video visits with inmates at the Cochise County Jail – Main Jail.


On-site Visitation Hours (Visitation Center)

 Sunday    –      No Visitation

 Monday    –     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Tuesday   –     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Wednesday –  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Thursday   –    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Friday  –          10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Saturday –       No Visitation

Christmas & Thanksgiving Special Visitation – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


At-Home Visitation Hours

Sunday         8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Monday         8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Tuesday        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Wednesday   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Thursday       8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Friday            8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Saturday        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m


Depositing Money for Inmates

To deposit money into an inmate’s account at Cochise County Jail – Main Jail, there are several convenient options available through Access Corrections Secure Deposits:


  1. Online: Deposits can be made securely online by using a verified Visa or Mastercard. Alternatively, individuals can use the Apple or Android App for depositing funds.
  2. By Phone: For assistance with deposits, a 24/7 domestic call center is accessible by dialing 866.345.1884. Representatives are available to help with the deposit process.
  3. Jail Lobby Kiosk: Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are accepted at the jail lobby kiosks for depositing money into an inmate’s account.
  4. Mail-in Lockbox: In cases where friends or family members do not have access to credit or debit cards, deposits can be made by mailing money orders to the secure lockbox. A customized form capturing all necessary information is used for mailing deposits. Once received, the deposits are processed and posted to the inmate’s trust fund within approximately 48 hours.
  5. Walk-in Cash Deposits

             Money orders may be mailed to inmates at:

             Access Corrections

             P.O. Box 12486

             St. Louis, MO 63132


Money orders should be made out to “Access Secure Deposits.” Include the inmate’s name, ID number, state, and city on the money order. Deposits made via mail-in lockbox are processed and posted to the inmate’s trust fund within approximately 48 hours.


Phone Communication for Inmates

Contact: The jail employs a third-party service for phone communication, enabling easier connections between inmates and their contacts. Instructions

for purchasing phone time for inmates to make calls are provided. For further inquiries, contact the facility directly at 520-432-7540.

Inmate Phone

Use: Cochise County Jail – Main Jail allows inmates to use phones for personal calls, except during scheduled meal times and evening lockdowns that commence

after 10:00 PM. Refer to the listed rules, guidelines, and schedules for phone usage. Non-compliance may lead to the loss of phone privileges for both inmates

and their contacts.


Sending Mail/Package to Inmate

Cochise County Jail – Main Jail maintains specific guidelines for inmate mail, which are outlined below:


  • Inmates are permitted to receive pre-metered postcards, including those purchased from the post office.
  • Certain photo postcards may be allowed, provided they are unaltered and do not contain explicit or violent images.
  • It is recommended to use blue or black ink for writing.
  • Sender’s name and return address should always be included.


  • Inmates can receive mailed envelopes.
  • It is advisable to use blue or black ink for addressing the envelopes.
  • Both postcards and envelopes must include the sender’s full name and return address.

Postcards and envelopes should be mailed to the following address:
    Inmate’s Name Cochise County Jail – Main Jail
    203 N. Judd Drive Bisbee, AZ 85603


  • Inmates may receive newspapers, but they must be sent directly from the publisher.


  • News, special interest, or sports magazines are allowed if shipped directly from the publisher.
  • Magazines containing profanity, weapons, pornography, or adult content will be confiscated and not delivered to the inmate.


Books can be mailed directly to the Cochise County Jail – Main Jail from reputable sources like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million.

  • Books must not contain excessively violent, pornographic, or obscene images or content.
  • Hardcover books are not accepted due to their potential use as weapons. Any book that does not meet the jail’s standards will be disposed of.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:

 203 N. Judd Drive

 Bisbee, AZ 85603


Commisary for Inmates

Cochise County Jail – Main Jail has partnered with Access Securepak, also known as MyCarePak, to offer families the option of sending pre-determined packages of commissary items to their inmates. Access Securepak provides a wide range of over 1,000 different items in categories such as food and snacks, personal hygiene products, electronics, and apparel.

Registration Process:

  1. Families can register on the Access Securepak website.
  2. Select Arizona as the state.
  3. Choose Cochise County Jail – Main Jail as the facility.
  4. Find the specific inmate you wish to send the package to.
  5. Deposit funds into the designated account.
  6. Order the desired commissary items.

Upon logging in, families will receive instructions regarding the permitted quantity and types of products that can be sent to the inmate.

Contact Information:

  • Access Securepak can be reached at 800-546-6283 for any inquiries.
  • Email inquiries can be directed to
  • Correspondence can be sent to: Access Securepak 10880 Linpage Place St. Louis, MO 63132
  • Live chat support is available on their website, accessible from the bottom left corner of the page, with representatives available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

It’s important to note that Access Securepak will handle refunds or replacements for broken, damaged, or missing products as reported by the Cochise County Jail – Main Jail staff. However, reports of discrepancies from the inmate’s families or friends will not be honored.

My CarePack serves as the external vendor for Commissary Items at Cochise County Jail – Main Jail, offering a diverse selection of chips, snacks, candy, meat, seafood, hygiene products, letter writing materials, electronics, and apparel items for sale on their website. Please be aware that after completing the registration process and selecting the intended inmate, families will receive specific instructions regarding the deposit amount, eligible purchases, and frequency of sending commissary items.


Cochise County Sheriff Department

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is a local law enforcement agency located in Bisbee, Arizona, that provides general-service law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Cochise County, serving as the equivalent of the police for unincorporated areas of the county. The CCSO also operates the county jail system. The department is commonly known as the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD).

Overview of Cochise County

Cochise County, located in the southeastern part of Arizona, was established on February 1, 1881, after being separated from Pima County. The county was named after Cochise, a Chiricahua Apache war chief. The county seat was initially located in Tombstone until it was moved to Bisbee in 1929. Johnny Behan, the first sheriff of the county, gained notoriety for his involvement in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Other notable sheriffs include Texas John Slaughter, who served in 1886, and lawmen Jeff Milton and Burt Alvord, who worked as deputies under Slaughter. The area has been featured in various TV series and movies, including the syndicated show “The Sheriff of Cochise,” the Jimmy Stewart movie “Broken Arrow,” and the subsequent TV show.

Cochise County is also the setting for J.A. Jance’s Joanna Brady mystery series, where Brady is the sheriff. The small community of Miracle Valley was the site of a series of religious organizations in the late 1950s, led by TV evangelist A.A. Allen. In 1982, Miracle Valley and neighboring Palominas were the site of a violent clash between a newly arrived black religious community and the county sheriff and deputies, which resulted in the Miracle Valley shootout.


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203 N Judd Drive

Bisbee, AZ 85603