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In recognition of the significance and necessity of providing funds to inmates, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office has implemented various methods to make deposits into inmate accounts convenient and hassle-free. The Sheriff’s Office Jail provides several options to deposit money into inmate accounts for the ease and convenience of families and friends of the inmates.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office allows for money orders and cashier’s check deposits to be dropped off at the Jail Visitation Lobby Window at either the Globe or Payson area Jail facilities. Cash deposits are not accepted, and there are no fees for this service. This option is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Alternatively, you may send cashiers checks or money orders via U.S. mail to Gila County Jail, P.O. Box 311, Globe, AZ 85502. Please ensure to write “Attention Property Master” on the envelope. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office does not accept personal checks or debit/credit cards for inmate account deposits.


Guidelines for Making Money Deposits at Jail Visitation Lobby Window

At the Jail Visitation Lobby Window, deposits can be made 24 hours per day, every day of the year. The following guidelines should be followed for processing of inmate funds:

  • Only money orders or cashier’s checks will be accepted. There are no limitations on the amount of deposit made at the Jail Visitation Lobby Window. Cash payments will not be accepted.
  • A valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, DES ID card, Arizona ID card, Military ID card, or passport, is required for all deposits.
  • Personal checks and debit/credit cards are not accepted. Note: Before leaving the Jail, the depositor must ensure that all information on the receipt is accurate. There are no fees for this service.

Commissary for Inmates

The Inmate Commissary Store at the Gila County Sheriff’s Office Jail is managed and operated by the jail itself. The profits earned from the sales made through the store and telephones are used to purchase necessary items for the inmates. Inmates are not allowed to receive clothing or any other items from outside, but they can purchase various items such as T-shirts, underwear, socks, writing paper, stamps, envelopes, snacks, and hygiene items from the Jail Commissary.

Inmate Possessions and Personal Property

The Gila County Jail has a policy regarding personal property of inmates. When an inmate is booked into the Jail, all of their personal property will be sealed and kept until they are released. However, property other than the inmate’s clothing can be released to an outside party upon an inmate’s written request. Inmates are also allowed to request for trial clothing to be dropped off for trial proceedings. Once the request is approved, the trial clothing will be provided to the inmate until the completion of their trial.

Serving Time Away from Home County

If an individual is serving an out-of-county sentence at the Gila County Jail Facilities, a housing fee of $175.00 for the first day and $90.00 each day thereafter will be charged. The entire amount for the length of the sentence must be paid upon arrival. For more information, individuals can call (928) 402-4258 in advance.

Employment Opportunities During Incarceration Outside the Jail Premises

Approval for working outside the Jail Facility while in custody depends on the decision of Inmate Classification. Inmates approved for the Work Release Program while serving a sentence must pay a fee of $59.50 per week. Payment for the entire week must be made on the Sunday prior to the work week. Partial week payments are not allowed.

Reclaiming Personal Belongings: The Process of Property Releases

Personal Property Releases are conducted at the Gila County Jail Facilities.

  • Inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections must have all their property released at the time of sentencing.
  • Recipients of personal property must present a valid government issued photo ID before receiving the property.
  • Commissary items must be picked up within seventy-two (72) hours of the inmate’s transfer or they will be disposed of.
  • Personal property must be picked up within thirty (30) days of the inmate’s transfer or release or they will be disposed of.

Releasing Inmate Funds

Funds from an inmate account may be released to a third party with the inmate’s authorization on an Inmate Request Form.

  • The recipient must present a valid government issued photo ID before receiving the released funds.
  • Funds in an inmate’s account will be released in the form of a check made payable to the inmate upon their release.
  • Fund transfers from one inmate account to another inmate account are not permitted.

Gila County Sheriff Department

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is a public service organization that is committed to ensuring the safety of the citizens of Gila County. Under the leadership of Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd, the office operates tirelessly to maintain a secure community for all residents, where they can live, work, shop, and enjoy the natural resources of the area.

The Sheriff’s powers and duties are prescribed by the Arizona Revised Statutes §11-441, which include maintaining peace, overseeing the county jail and its

inmates, serving notices, and conducting search and rescue missions within the county when the life or health of any person is at risk.

The Sheriff’s Office consists of three bureaus: the Administration Bureau, the Patrol Bureau, and the Detention Bureau. The Administration Bureau provides

essential support services to the Detention and Patrol Bureaus, including Communications (Dispatch), Civil Division, Evidence Custodian, Finance, Human

Resources/Payroll, Information Technology, Records, and Voice Stress Analysis/Pre-employment Background Investigations. The Patrol Bureau is

responsible for enforcing laws, preventing crime, and conducting patrols throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. This bureau includes the

Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, K-9 Unit, Drug, Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force, School Resource Officers (SRO), and Lake Patrol


Finally, the Detention Bureau is responsible for the care, custody, and control of prisoners. The bureau aims to reduce recidivism in Gila County

by providing education and services to prisoners, whether they are accused of or convicted of crimes.

Overview of Gila County

Gila County, located in the state of Arizona, was established on February 8, 1881, following the partition of Maricopa and Pinal counties. A public petition in 1889 extended the boundary eastward to the San Carlos River. Originally, the county seat was situated in Globe City, now known as Globe, a mining community.

According to popular belief, the term “Gila” is derived from a Yuma word, Hah-quah-sa-eel, which translates to “running water that is salty” and was abbreviated by the Spanish.

In the 1880s, Gila County became embroiled in a prolonged and bloody conflict known as the Pleasant Valley War, which is considered to be one of the most expensive feuds in American history. The dispute pitted two families against each other: the Grahams, who raised cattle, and the Tewksburys, who raised sheep.

hostilities resulted in the near annihilation of the families involved, and Frederick Russell Burnham, a well-known scout who later inspired the boy

scouts, became embroiled in the conflict on the losing side. Burnham is believed to have killed many men during the feud and was himself almost assassinated by a bounty hunter. Tom Horn, a notorious assassin, also participated in the feud as a killer for hire, although it is unknown which side employed him. The

conflict caused fatalities on both sides, and no one was ever charged or prosecuted for the killings.

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Gila County Jail

1100 South Street

P.O. Box 311

Globe, Arizona  85502