Perryville Prison Information

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Aerial view of Perryville Prison in Goodyear, Arizona.
Aerial view of Perryville Women’s Prison in Goodyear, Arizona.

Perryville, known also as ASPC Perryville, was changed to all female unit in 2000. Regina Dorsey currently serves as warden of the prison which has an inmate capacity of 4,382 in 8 housing units and 2 special use units. The prison is a mixed security, modern level prison. The prison has 5 levels of security with 5 being the highest risk. The units inside Perryville are named after Brent W. Lumley, an ADC correctional officer who died in the line of duty. Perryville’s Lumley Unit is a female death row.

Perryville Prison is located in Goodyear, Arizona. The prison is a branch of the 13 member prisons of the Arizona Department of Corrections. There are four major programs utilized within the prison:

  • Work Programs
  • Education Programs
  • Treatment Programs
  • Volunteers

Directions to get to Perryville Women’s Prison in Arizona

2105 North Citrus Road
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Main Telephone: (623) 853-0304
Main Fax: (623) 853-0425

From Phoenix, a visitor would take Interstate 10 West to Sarival Avenue, turn right on Sarival Avenue, then left on the first crossroad or McDowell Road. From here, go west until you reach Citrus Road. Turn right to the North on Citrus Road. The prison is on the right-hand side approximately 1/2 mile.



Visitation Information / Contact Information

Effective February 3, 2017 and amended January 5, 2019, the ASPC-Perryville visitation policy includes the establishment of family visitation procedures and others to visit inmates to maintain family and community ties.

The Units at the Perryville Prison are:

  • Complex Detention
  • Complex Minors
  • Lumley Unit
  • Piestewa Unit
  • San Carlos Unit
  • San Pedro Unit
  • Santa Cruz Unit
  • Santa Maria Unit
  • Santa Rosa Unit
  • Special Management
  • Women’s Treatment

The visitation policy applies to all Units in the Perryville complex. The responsibilities of management in visitation include:

  • Screening and approval of visitors
  • Placement of inmates into non-contact visitation
  • Suspension of visits
  • Special circumstance visitation

Visitation Process

During intake, inmates must complete a Visitation List, submitted to the designated staff. Inmates can have a maximum of 20 approved visitors on their Visitation List form. Persons wanting to visit inmates must complete an application to visit an inmate on-line or print. Those who once worked in the ADC and/or private prisons are not allowed to see inmates for a period of two years, unless the inmate is an immediate family member. Former inmates are not prohibited visitation with an inmate for a period of two years, unless the inmate is an immediate family member.

The prison conducts an extensive background check on all applicants for visitation. The approval of visitors goes through an extensive checks and balances between the Warden, Deputy Warden and other high ranking officials in the prison. A visitor is denied visitation when they pose a direct threat to the safety or security of the prison, or is a victim of the inmate, does not disclose a felony conviction, has previously introduced contraband into a prison complex, or is listed as a visitor on another inmate’s visitation list. Visitors with felony charges or other active warrants pending are not allowed visitation.

Visitors are subject to a search and seizure of any items brought into the complex, and may be held accountable for any contraband discovered during the search and seizure.

For Inmate Visitation Applications and Visitor Information, Click Here.


Available Education, Treatment and Work Programs at Perryville Prison

Perryville Prison has some of the most diverse and available work programs out of any Prison in Arizona. Inmates that are qualified have the ability to work in a variety of jobs that are required in the operation of the facility. Arizona Laws require that all able bodied inmates are to work. Inmates do earn a range of pay between 10 cents and 50 cents per hour, depending on job. The majority of available inmate jobs found at Perryville are in the following areas: kitchen work, grounds keeping, maintenance, building porters/janitors, clerks, and recreation aides.

Additionally, the Department has some limited/specialized contracts with outside companies that allow inmates to earn more than 50 cents per hour. These jobs are available through Arizona Correctional Industries.

Below are some of the specialized programs by unit:

  • The Units provide inmates throughout the complex: porters, kitchen workers, shuttle drivers, clerks, warehouse workers, Motor Pool, Maintenance and Complex Laundry
  • Arizona Correctional Industries Print Shop
  • Arizona Correctional Industries Garment Factory
  • Televerde (ACI Telemarketing Business) (at Santa Cruz, San Pedro, Lumley and Piestewa (Citrus))
  • Motor Vehicle Information Center (Ariz. Correctional Industries contract) (at Santa Maria)
  • Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT #1) Crew
  • Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT #2) Crew
  • Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT #3) Crew)
  • Town of Surprise Crew #1
  • Town of Surprise Crew #2
  • Duncan Farm Crew
  • Central Office ACI
  • Crothall/Morrison
  • City of Goodyear #1
  • City of Goodyear #2
  • Westside Food Bank
  • Greater Auto Auction
  • Hickman Eggs (Arlington)
  • Hickman Eggs (Maricopa)
  • State Fair Crew
  • Wildland Fire (Female crew)



How Criminal Defense Attorneys at DM Cantor can Help

People who have loved ones incarcerated at Perryville Prison in Arizona, may wonder if there is still any hope that they can one day regain their freedom. The fight for justice does not end after a conviction. A skilled, aggressive criminal defense attorney can assist in many options after a conviction in ways of overturning a conviction, modifying a sentence, or securing other options after a conviction.

A defendant’s rights to challenge a sentence do not end at conviction. There are six potential ways a defense attorney can help people who are incarcerated regain their freedom. The procedures governing post-conviction relief are often complex. This is why it is crucial to have a highly trained criminal defense attorney, familiar in all aspects of post conviction, assist in the process and ensure opportunities for relief are not overlooked.

  1. Post-Conviction Relief Petitions

DM Cantor helps prisoners with post-conviction relief by seeking to overturn the conviction and modify the sentence delivered. In many cases handled by DM Cantor, civil rights, such as a right to vote, can be restored. An experienced criminal defense attorney can appeal your case in order for a more favorable outcome.

The offices of DM Cantor are dedicated to all areas of law. Nearly every member of the team is a former prosecutor and therefore, understands how the law works on both sides of the coin. Defense services are offered throughout Arizona, including State, Federal, County, and City court jurisdictions.

The dedication to the law helps the offices of DM Cantor discover and utilize a path to modify the parameters of a conviction, and they work for the benefit of the inmate who is not being treated fairly by the judicial system. They work aggressively for their client and push forward all possibilities to achieve the best outcome for their case.

  1. Appeals

From the date of sentencing, a defendant has 14 days to file a “Notice of Appeal”. Along with the notice of appeal is a designation of all the documents and court transcripts which are necessary for the appeal. There is then a “Briefing Schedule” which allows for time limits when the Appellant’s Brief is set to be filed. The State can then file a “Respondent Brief”, and the Defendant is granted a last word with a “Reply Brief”. Then it comes to the judge who either rule on the pleadings or set the appeal to an “Oral Argument”, when the defense attorney and prosecutor show up to argue the case.


  1. Habeas Corpus.

A latin term meaning “you have the body”, Habeas Corpusis a motion which is most frequently to ensure a Defendant’s imprisonment is not illegal. The writ is used to test the legalities of arrest. It can also be used to review the regularity of the extradition process, the right to and amount of bail, and the power of a court which has imposed a criminal sentence. Habeas Corpus is most often used in federal court. There are other systems used by the State Court system to accomplish the same purpose.

The writ of Habeas Corpus can be filed at any time, but it is seen most often after the Appeallate rights have been exhausted, and after all Post Conviction Relief Petitions have been denied. The writ may be filed early in the case in the event the Defendant is being held without bond or has an unfair bond set.


  1. Sentence Modifications

After the original sentencing has occurred, a motion to modify sentence can be filed. This can be a simple process including asking for a monthly probation fee or restitution fee to deferral or deletion of jail time scheduled at a later date. Once retained, DM Cantor contacts the probation officer in order to build a rapport. As long as the Defendant has been cooperative while on probation, the probation officer can file a “no objection” to the Motion to Modify the Sentence.


  1. Early termination of probation

In Arizona, the early termination of probation is a possible reality available to Defendants. This is especially true when Defendants have served more than 50% of their probation term. There are situations where a defendant is placed on a lifetime probation, but the offices of DM Cantor have reduced the probation after 7 years with a petition for early termination of probation.

In order to successfully grant an order for early termination of probation, it is a wise decision to have all restitution paid in full prior to filing the petition. All fines and fees should be paid as well. The last, and most important, element is lack of probation violations. If there are no probation violations, a petition for early termination of probation is usually a success.


  1. Rule 32

Under Rule 32 of Arizona Criminal Procedure, it states that an individual may appeal a conviction for one of three reasons:

  • ineffective assistance of counsel
  • newly discovered evidence
  • substantive change of law

For more information on Appeals, Arizona Rule 32, Sentence Modifications or even Post Conviction Relief (PCR) call and speak with our attorneys at 602-307-0808.

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