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How to Visit an Inmate in the 4th Avenue Jail

How to Visit an Inmate in the 4th Avenue Jail

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If you know someone that has been arrested and have been taken to the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail (also know as the Madison Street Jail), and are wanting to visit that person, watch this video first. Defense Attorney, David Cantor, explains how to visit someone that has been sent to this jail, where to go, where to park, how dress and the process.

**Please note, we are not the 4th ave jail, if you are looking for the status of an inmate, call (602) 876-0322


Location of the 4th Avenue Jail – Downtown Phoenix

For information from the MCSO on the 4th Ave Jail, click here for their website.

The 4th Avenue Jail is located at 201 S. 4th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Once you get checked in, you’ll be able to have a face-to-face visit with your loved one. During a face-to-face visit, you’ll sit across the table from the inmate. You will be separated by a block of wood. You aren’t allowed to touch the inmate or pass anything, such as a piece of paper, to him or her.

Important Jail Phone Numbers

If you have any questions, you can call the Sheriff’s Information Management System, or SIMS, line at 602-876-0322. From there, you will be directed to the proper person or department.

Hours of Visitation

You can visit inmates at the jail any day of the week between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., but each inmate is only allowed one 30-minute visit per week. Two people can visit at a time, but infants under 12 months don’t count towards this limit. Make sure to bring proper identification to the visit, such as a driver’s license, state identification card or passport. Children under the age of 14 do not need valid identification as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Visitor Requirements at the 4th Avenue Jail

In order to be allowed into the 4th ave jail for visitations, you can’t have been convicted of any felonies, and you can’t have spent any time at a Maricopa County jail within the last 12 months. Illegal aliens (undocumented / Non-US Citizens) are not allowed to visit. Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult unless he or she is married to the inmate and can provide a valid marriage certificate. If you don’t dress appropriately, you may be denied your visit.

When you get to the jail, fill out the white form and provide the inmate’s full name, date of birth and booking number. Slide your identification card and the white form under the window. You’ll be called when it’s your turn.

If you have any questions or need proper legal representation for an inmate, please give us a call at (602) 307-0808 to click here to schedule a free consultation. You can also send us an email by using our confidential form. Our offices are available 24 hours a day via our answering service.

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