The Graham County Adult Detention is a medium-sized correctional facility located in metropolitan Safford in Graham County, Arizona. The facility, built in 1925, covers 9 acres and can accommodate up to 101 pre-trial detainees. In addition to its primary role as a detention center, the Graham County Adult Detention provides reintegration programming to male convicted criminals.
The facility has minimum security and is supervised by a staff of 134 members. On average, the facility books approximately 330 prisoners per month. To support its operations, the Graham County Adult Detention employs over 50 prisoners in various in-house work programs, including kitchen and laundry services.
The staff of the Graham County Adult Detention also manages the Graham County Work Leave Center, which is located near the facility.
At the Graham County Adult Detention, inmates are permitted to have two 45-minute video visits each week, which must be conducted on site. The visits must be arranged ahead of time and can take place between 8:15 am and 4:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It is important to note that visits may be restricted if either the inmate or guest fails to comply with the established rules and regulations.
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
Communication with inmates at the Graham County Adult Detention facility can be established by sending a mail or letter. To do so, the sender must address the envelope with the prisoner’s full name, along with their IDN, to the following address:
Graham County Adult Detention,
523 10th Avenue,
Safford, AZ, 85546
It is essential to note that all personal incoming and outgoing mail is subject to inspection for contraband.
For sending money to inmates, the jail ATMs situated in the lobby of the Graham County Adult Detention facility can be utilized.
The Graham County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) is a local law enforcement agency that caters to the needs of Graham County, Arizona. It offers general law enforcement services to the unincorporated regions of the county, functioning as the local police for these areas. Additionally, the GCSO oversees the county jail system and operates the 24/7 countywide 911 communications center. It is not uncommon for people to refer to the Graham County Sheriff’s Office as the Graham County Sheriff’s Department (GCSD).
County Sheriff: Preston Allred
523 South 10th Avenue, Safford, Arizona, 85546
Graham County is situated in the southeastern region of the state of Arizona in the United States. According to the 2020 census, the county has a population of 38,533 residents, making it the third least populous county in Arizona. The county seat is located in Safford, Arizona.
The Safford, Arizona Micropolitan Statistical Area is made up of Graham County. The area is home to various organizations, including Eastern Arizona College and the Mount Graham International Observatory, which features one of the world’s largest and most potent telescopes. The county also hosts the annual Salsa Fest and the Arizona Salsa Trail. Additionally, a portion of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation is located within Graham County.
Joseph Knight Rogers, a member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature and an early settler in the area, is considered the founder of Graham County. He proposed the legislation in the territorial legislature that established Graham County. The county was created on March 10, 1881, from southern Apache County and eastern Pima County. Initially, the county seat was located in Safford, but it was later shifted to Solomonville in 1883. The change was reversed in 1915, and the county seat was returned to Safford.
The county’s name is derived from the Graham Mountain, which was named after Lt. Col James Duncan Graham. Graham County was the first county in Arizona to break the tradition of naming counties after Native Americans.