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ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: November 23, 2019
Address
4374 E Butte Ave, Florence, AZ 85232
County
Pinal
Security Level
State - maximum
Phone
520-868-0201
Fax
520-868-0276
Mailing Address
PO Box 3400, Florence, AZ 85232
Facility Type
Adult
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ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 520-868-0201

This facility is for adult inmates.

The inmates housed at Eyman - Browning Unit located at 4374 E Butte Ave in Florence, AZ are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Arizona State Prison Complex - ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit - Inmate Handbook
Arizona State Prison Complex - ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit - Constituent Services
Arizona State Prison Complex - ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit - Inmate Information Connection
Arizona State Prison Complex - ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit - Inmate Family Resources

Work Programs

  • Bakery
  • Complex Laundry
  • License Plate Factory

Education Programs

  • Culinary Arts
  • Small Business Management - Cook, Meadows, Rynning Units
  • Construction classes - Cook Unit
  • A multitude of basic education programs
  • Catering classes - Meadows Unit
  • Transitional Development
  • Plumbing classes - Meadows Unit
  • Custodial Program - coming in the near future

Treatment Programs

  • Mental Health groups
  • Mental Health 12-step Program
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Nicotine Awareness

Inmate Locator

ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit is a facility in the Arizona Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

Arizona State Prison Complex - ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit - Visitation

Visitation is by appointment only.

PROCEDURES FOR SCHEDULING A VISIT AND VISITOR POLICY/RULES
Updated: April 17, 2018

Visitation is by appointment only.
Scheduling is available Monday through Wednesday only, between the hours of 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Please call (520) 868-8520 | Appointment requests will NOT be taken Thursday through Sunday.

Visitation periods at Browning Unit are two hours in length and are non-contact.
You may schedule a maximum of four approved visitors.

Condemned Row Step III inmates are permitted (3) two-hour visit per week, Step II (2) visits per week and Step I (1) visit per week. Special population Inmates are only allowed (1) visit per visitation day. Special visits may be requested by the inmate and are only for special circumstances such as large families, out-of-state, or occasional visitors (max 6 persons). The Inmate must request the special visit and the request form must be received in the visitation office a minimum of (30) days in advance of the requested date. A one-time $25.00 background check fee is required for each adult visitor who is not already an approved visitor.

THE FOLLOWING DAYS AND TIMES ALSO APPLY TO SPECIAL VISITS. VISITATION DAYS ARE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND MONDAY AS FOLLOWS:

FRIDAY- Three visit periods 8:00 am – 10:00 am / Special Pop
11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Closed Management, Special Pop 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm / Restrictive Housing, General Pop

SATURDAY – Three visit periods 8:00 am – 10:00 am / General Pop, Special Pop
11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Max Custody Condemned Row, Special Pop 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm / General Pop, Special Pop

SUNDAY- Three visit periods 8:00 am – 10:00 am / Special Pop, General Pop
11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Max Custody Condemned Row, Special Pop 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm / Max Custody Condemned Row, General Pop

MONDAY – Three visit periods 8:00 am – 10:00 am / General Pop, Max Custody Condemned Row
11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Max Custody Condemned Row, Special Pop 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm / Special Pop, General Pop

Closed Custody Death Row Contact Visits By Appointment only:
Saturday Sunday
Block 1: 8am to 12pm Block 1: 8am to 12pm
Block 2: 12pm to 4pm Block 2: 12pm to 4pm

Browning Unit does not provide Holiday visits other than for Holidays that fall on the above days.
• Visitation office is not open on Holidays. You will receive your confirmation call back on the next working day.
• When your visit is scheduled you will receive a confirmation number. Please bring this number with you.
• Check-in begins 20 minutes before your scheduled visit. Please be prompt. The inmates are bought to the visitation room prior to your arrival and are waiting for you. If you do not arrive by your scheduled time, you will be denied entry for visitation. If you can’t keep your appointment, please call the visitation office at (520) 868-8520, please be sure to have your confirmation number ready.
• During the processing, you will be issued a visitor ID card. This card must be attached to the upper chest area of your blouse/shirt and must remain attached until you leave the unit.
• You must clear a metal detector/scanner prior to entering the unit.
• In order to enter the unit, you must have one of the following: Military ID, Passport, valid state driver’s license, an official photo ID from any U.S., State, or Federal agency including official government employee ID. Consular ID cards issued by a foreign government are not accepted.

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS VISITOR GUIDELINES
Effective: September 5, 2014

The following information is intended to serve as a guideline to assist you when visiting an inmate and is not all-inclusive. Complete rules and regulations are listed in Arizona Department of Corrections Department Order #911, Inmate Visitation, which may be accessed through the Department’s Web Site at www.azcorrections.gov.

GENERAL INFORMATION

All persons, their personal belongings, and vehicles are subject to search while on Department property. Persons refusing to submit to any search will be denied visitation and required to leave Department property immediately and are subject to subsequent suspension.
Contraband is not allowed on State property, including but not limited to: weapons or ammunition of any type, illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, alcoholic beverages (empty or full), ladders, rope, cable, power tools, wire cutters, rakes, etc. Visitors must present valid photo identification (ID) upon entering the visitation checkpoint.

DRESS CODE

• All clothing shall be clean, worn in good repair, be non-offensive, and within the bounds of common decency.
• Visitors are prohibited from wearing any brown-colored clothing that resembles the clothing worn by Department security staff, including khaki-colored clothing, solid light tan or light brown-colored shirts or dark brown-colored pants or slacks.
• Skirts and dresses shall be knee-length when standing. Slits in skirts and dresses shall not extend above mid-thigh when seated.
• Shorts shall be knee-length when standing. Jogging shorts, cut-offs or hip huggers are prohibited.
• Visitors shall not wear any article of clothing fabricated with spandex-like material, or clothing that is orange in-color.
• Sheer, see-through and/or open-netted clothing is prohibited.
• Sleeveless tops/shirts or dresses, tank, tube, and halter tops, tops that are strapless, tops that allow display of bare midriff; mesh clothing; body suits; “muscle” shirts, and swimsuits are prohibited.
• Tops of clothing shall be no lower than the person’s collarbone in the front and back.
• Undergarments and shoes shall be worn at all times.

ALLOWABLE PROPERTY

• Personal identification.
• Prescription medication, in the original container and only in a limited amount needed during the visitation period.
• One unopened package of cigarettes. A flameless electric lighter shall be located in the designated smoking section of the visitation area.
• A maximum of $40.00 in coins, in a clear plastic bag/container, per visitor.
• One engagement/wedding ring, one religious medallion, one wristwatch and one pair of earrings or two observable body piercing adornments.
• Two vehicle keys or one key and a vehicle remote control entry device.
• Infant items:

• One handheld baby carrier per infant. Strollers or carriers on wheels will not be permitted. One clear-plastic diaper bag per infant, which may only contain: one diaper for each hour of visitation, one change of baby clothing, one blanket no larger than 4 ft x4 ft, one container of baby wipes, one small tube of diaper rash medication, one baby bib, one small plastic spoon used to feed an infant, three clear-plastic baby bottles of milk/formula or equivalent-size unopened, commercially-sealed containers of juice, and four small plastic containers of soft or baby food, and one baby pacifier.

VISITATION CONDUCT

• Conduct by visitors and inmates shall be quiet, orderly and respectful of others, unruly behavior and the use of profanity is prohibited.
• Visitors are prohibited from visiting more than one inmate at a time, unless the other inmate is an immediate family member and the visitor is on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
• The accompanying adult must properly control minor children while on prison property.
• Visitors and inmates shall remain in an upright position at all times.

The Department recognizes the importance of and encourages maintaining relationships while a person is incarcerated. We ask for and expect your full cooperation in following the above established visitation rules in order that visitation is a positive and pleasant experience for all concerned.

If you need assistance or clarification pertaining to the Visitation program during your visit, please contact a staff member for assistance. ENJOY YOUR VISIT.

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Facility Type

The Arizona Department of Corrections is responsible for the operation of ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit where they supervise adults convicted of a state crime and then sentenced to a commitment period by the County or Circuit Judge. The penalty phase of the commitment is the length of the sentence imposed and what type of facility they will spend their time in. Once the inmate is taken into custody there is an orientation period where the offender is evaluated medically and psychologically. The results of their findings will have everything to do with the level of custody the prisoner will be incarcerated.

State prison is also referred to as a correctional facility, penitentiary or detention center and is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state. Convicted criminals are sent to prison as punishment and must follow very strict rules of conduct and order or they are held to additional punishment like loss of privileges or isolation. The address is 4374 E Butte Ave, Florence, AZ located in Pinal County.

There is a fundamental difference between jail and prison. It has everything to do with the length of stay for inmates; jail is short-term and prison is long-term. Jail is most commonly used within a criminal justice system for people charged with crimes who must be imprisoned until their trial, or those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified short period of imprisonment. Jails are usually run by local law enforcement county sheriff and/or local government police agencies.

Because prisons are designed for long-term incarceration, they are better developed for the living needs of their populations. State prison offers the inmate a more regular, routine life, the wider range of programs, better facilities and generally better food. The DOC has a bevy of disciplines for which an offender may be classified, they are Reception Centers, High Security (Males), General Population (Males), and Female Offenders.

State prison is very much like a town inside a town. There is a mayor (the warden - call 520-868-0201 for information), a store (the commissary), housing (cells), medical care (infirmary), library (law, education and lending), civic organizations (clubs), worship (chapel), a park (the recreation yard), a cafeteria (chow hall), police (correctional staff), a jail (disciplinary segregation unit, the SHU, the hole), laws (administrative rules), judges (hearings officers), and the inmates all have a job that keeps the institution operational.

There is no privacy in prison - inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates.  Inmates are required to make their bunks and keep their personal possessions neat; All inmates wear identical clothing and must carry their identification card with them at all times.; Most possessions allowed must be purchased from the canteen; Meal times are assigned and inmates have a short time to eat and depart the chow hall, there are no seconds; Inmates are subject to searches of their person and/or cell at any time; All movements of inmates from one area to another are tightly choreographed, monitored and supervised to avaid any incidents between location changes.

Custody/Security Level

State maximum facilities are high-security institutions designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences, and a history of violence and creating problems for the staff. High-security facilities are also referred to as penitentiaries. These prisons are usually behind heavy-duty perimeters, including high, thick walls and reinforced fences. There are cameras situated throughout the buildings for close monitoring of inmate actions. Inmates secured in high-security facilities are not allowed to work out in the field in any community programs.

Housing consists of single and double cells with very limited movement. The cells are self-contained built for 23 hours per day detainment, one-hour for recreation and fresh air. All perimeters are triple-fenced with extensive electronic surveillance. They have no opportunity to socialize with other inmates. They are considered to be the most dangerous of all the incarcerated population.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a State - maximum facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Arizona

These are general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's commissary account. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the correctional institution. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be enjoyed if the inmate has funds in their commissary account. An inmate's commissary account is like a bank account within the prison. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. The commissary sells clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary might also sell entertainment-related products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets like an iPad (no internet access), songs and educational programming.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with.

Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number. Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

Some of the money transfer firms are MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, Access Corrections, JailATM, CommissaryDeposit

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to ASPC Eyman - Browning Unit at 4374 E Butte Ave, Florence, AZ

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

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