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Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic

Private Facility

Last Updated: March 05, 2020
Address
1155 N Pinal Pkwy, Florence, AZ 85132
Beds
2304
County
Pinal
Security Level
Medium - general
Phone
520-868-3668
Fax
520-868-3667
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6300  , Florence, AZ 85132 
Facility Type
Adult
Satellite View of Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic

COVID-19: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Central AZ Florence CC is facing VISITATION SUSPENSION for the next 15-30 days. Please call 520-868-3668 for the most current visiting room updates and when visits will resume.

Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 520-868-3668

This facility is for adult inmates.

The inmates housed at Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic located at 1155 N Pinal Pkwy in Florence, AZ are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

The Correctional Complex is a multi-level security private prison for adult male inmates managed by CoreCivic and contracted by the City of Mesa, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Pascua, TransCor, US Air Force and the U.S. Marshals Service for their detainees. This facility should not be confused with the Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) which is managed by the GEO Group for the Arizona Department of Corrections for adult male state inmates.

Phone time is bought through the inmate's trust account - add money through Western Union (City Code: TrustCoreCivic; State: TN; inmate last name and ID#)

All general correspondence must be received in a standard legal or letter size envelope.
Incoming
At a minimum, the following information must be included on any incoming correspondence sent to inmates/residents:
a. Inmate/resident’s name;
b. Inmate/resident’s identification number;
c. Facility name and address;
d. Name and full address of the sender.
NOTE: When the sender is an approved special correspondent, as outlined in this policy, the envelope should also be marked “Confidential/Legal Mail”.

All correspondence addressed to inmates/residents must be sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS) or recognized postal carrier and comply with USPS Regulations. The United States Postal Services (USPS) prohibits the mailing of any of the following:
a. Potentially hazardous materials that are not properly marked and packaged;
b. Perishable items that are not properly marked and packaged;
c. Correspondence containing any vile, or obscene material, and matter inciting violence or terrorism;
d. Solicitations that mimic billing statements, unless accompanied by a prominent disclaimer;
e. Solicitations stating approval by the USPS or Postmaster General, or conformance to any postal law or regulation;
f. Correspondence that bears deliberate imitations of postal markings and/or postal trademarks (e.g. “Priority Mail”, etc.). Correspondents are personally responsible for the content of each item of correspondence they send through the USPS.

Any violation of laws governing correspondence will be referred to postal authorities and to appropriate criminal authorities. The sender may be subject to civil or criminal penalties and/or federal prosecution for violation of postal laws.

Items normally contained in general correspondence that are considered to be prohibited include, but are not limited to:
• Maps of the city where the facility is located or surrounding communities;
• Polaroid photographs;
• Photo negatives/slides;
• Photo albums;
• Photos of current or former employees;
• Framed photos;
• Greeting cards larger than 8 X 10;
• Greeting cards containing electronic or other non-paper parts;
• Greeting cards constructed in such a way to permit concealment of contraband;
• Stick on labels or stamps that appear to contain contraband;
• Items that are glued, taped, stapled, or otherwise affixed to a page; and
• Any items prohibited by law, regulations, or contract.

RESTRICTED CORRESPONDENTS
Inmates/residents may not correspond with restricted correspondents as outlined below:
- Minors in which the legal guardian has provided written objection;
- Minors, except immediate family members, unless the legal guardian has granted permission;
- Victims of a crime for which the inmate/resident has been convicted of or is presently under indictment, or with any member of a victim’s household who is not an immediate family member of the inmate/resident;
- Individuals under probation or parole, unless the paroling officer has granted permission;
- Any individuals that are restricted based on a court order; and/or
- Any individual who has filed a written request to the facility requesting discontinuation of correspondence

If the receiver of any correspondence, general or special, submits a written complaint to the facility, due considerations will be given to any reasonable remedy sought by the individual to include, but not limited to:
- Discussing the complaint with the inmate/resident in an attempt to resolve the matter;
- Reading of all correspondence, including special correspondence, addressed to the individual and disallowing only that which appears to perpetrate the problem; and/or
- Disallowing all correspondence to the individual.

Any inmate/resident found to be corresponding with a restricted correspondent may be subject to correspondence restriction and/or disciplinary action.

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE GENERAL
All incoming general correspondence is subject to being read, in part or in full, and searched for contraband before it is delivered to the inmate/resident. In accordance with ICE PBNDS 5.1, correspondence and other mail, general correspondence for ICE detainees shall be opened and inspected in the presence of the detainee, unless the warden/administrator authorizes inspection without the detainee's presence for security reasons. Any enclosures (e.g. newspaper articles, internet articles, or copies thereof, etc.) will be treated in the same manner as the general correspondence. Incoming general correspondence containing contraband or prohibited correspondence/items as outlined in 16-1.4 G. will be withheld. In the event general correspondence is received for an inmate/resident from a health care provider that CoreCivic uses for off-site inmate/resident medical appointments, the correspondence will be withheld in an effort to protect the public, facility employees, and inmates/residents from outside threats during transports/off-site appointments. Inmates/residents not wanting their incoming general correspondence to be reviewed/inspected by employees may choose to reject all incoming general correspondence.

The inmate/resident must complete and submit the 16-1D Rejection of General Correspondence form to the Facility Mailroom. All general correspondence received for inmates/residents who have submitted a 16-1D will not be opened. It will be marked returned to sender and sent back to the local post office.

Inmate Locator

Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Arizona. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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

Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic - Visitation

General population
For USMS inmates, a maximum of three (3) visitors are allowed to visit at one time

  • Visitation 1, 2, 3/Entrance 1 & 2. A maximum of five (5) visitors are allowed to visit at one time
  • Visitation 4/Entrance 3. The number of visitors allowed is based on the availability of space.
  • For ICE detainees, a maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children are allowed to visit at one time.
  • Children under eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minors must remain under the direct supervision of an adult visitor.
  • No person under indictment, on parole or probation will be allowed to visit.

Former employees or contract employees shall not be allowed to visit an inmate/resident for a period of one (1) year from the date of separation of employment from CoreCivic. Denial may be extended by the warden/designee at any time. ICE detainee visitation will be in accordance with ICE PBNDS (visitation). Former inmates are not allowed to visit.

All visitors will be required to register upon entering the facility.

No visitor under the age of eighteen (18) will be allowed without an adult. If any minor is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, a notarized letter from the parent or legal guardian must be presented along with a birth certificate to gain entry.

Entering a Facility for Visitation - Visiting a correctional facility can feel intimidating, especially for the first-time visitor.
Contraband and Personal Items - When entering the facility, visitors are only permitted to bring in an ID and a small amount of cash ($10 or less) or a vending card for use at the facility’s vending machines during visitation. Proper identification must be a valid driver’s license or a government-issued ID. Some facilities require a birth certificate to be presented for children attending visitation, so check the requirement of the specific facility you are visiting. For security reasons, visitors will not be allowed to take any personal items or gifts into the facility – including cell phones, wallets, purses, food, gifts, magazines or books. Attempting to pass any of these unapproved items through security, even if accidentally, is illegal. Please leave all personal items in your vehicle. Some facilities offer lockers in the facility lobby for storing these items.
Visitation and Inmate Contact - There are different types of visitation, depending on the facility and the inmate’s classification – contact visitation, noncontact visitation and, occasionally, video visitation.
Appropriate contact with your loved one – such as hugging – varies.
Noncontact visitation includes the use of individual booths with telephones for speaking with inmates.
Visitation List and Approval - During the inmate orientation process, inmates will mail a visitation application form to the friends and family members who want to visit.
It is the inmate’s responsibility to mail the applications. Individuals who receive the application must complete the form and mail it back to the specific CoreCivic facility to initiate the approval process. All facility visitors must be approved through a background check prior to visiting an inmate.
Once the background checks are completed, the inmate is responsible for informing friends and family members that they are approved for visitation. Please ensure that, as a visitor, you have been approved before planning your visit.
An inmate can change or update their list over time. If an inmate is transferred to another correctional facility, please check with the facility before visiting to ensure all records were transferred at the time of the move.
Passing Security - Every visitor who enters our correctional facilities must pass through our security measures before proceeding to a visitation area. Visitors will be screened through a metal detector, much like what you would experience in an airport. However, our metal detector settings are much more sensitive than typical metal detectors. When preparing for your visit, please be sure to consider any metal on your clothing, including underwear and shoes.
Visitation Dress Code - This facility has a strict dress code for visitors, and each facility’s dress code may vary, sometimes depending on the specific requirements of our government partner. Please review the specific dress code requirements for the facility you are visiting prior to your visit.
General guidelines:

  • Skirts and shorts must be knee-length or longer.
  • Only closed-toe shoes are permitted. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • No revealing or low cut shirts. No tank tops or halter tops.
  • No see-though or extremely tight clothing.
  • No strapless dresses. No swimsuits.
  • No gang or obscene messages or designs.
  • No hats or hoodies on shirts
  • No sunglasses or excessive jewelry.
  • Underwear must be worn at all times, but not visible.
  • Everyone must clear the metal detector.

Visiting from Out of State - If you must travel a great distance to visit your loved one, you want your limited visitation time to go smoothly. To help ensure you are prepared, we’ve assembled our most important advice for a successful visit.
Inmate Visitation Checklist - Before arriving at a correctional facility, think through the following checklist to ensure that you are prepared for visitation.
___ I am on my inmate’s approved visitation list.
___ I have returned my paperwork and passed the visitation background check.
___ I have my driver’s license or government ID.
___ I have planned my visit during the facility’s visitation hours.
___ I have packed facility dress code approved clothes and shoes.
___ I will clear the metal detector.
___ I have ensured that my car, purse and pockets are clear of any inappropriate items before entering the facility grounds.
___ I have checked to see if there are special visitation requirements, such as a scheduled appointment.

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Facility Type

Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic is detention facility owned by private prison company to handle the intake, and housing of offenders for the Pinal County Sheriff, the State of Arizona, Bureau of Prisons, the US Marshal Service and Immigration (ICE). This regional operation is structured to implement superior quality controls to the standards set by the jurisdiction whose inmates are being held. The correctional facility offers a full complement of high-quality services, including secure custody services, academic and vocational programming, secure transportation service, correctional health, and mental health care.

The main benefit of the contracting of prisons to private operators is that it can save money. The end goal is to house prisoners in an attempt to rehabilitate them or remove them from the streets. The corporation's end goal is to profit from anything they deal in. In order to make money as a private prison, they receive a stipend from the government.

Custody/Security Level

Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic is a medium security facility located at 1155 N Pinal Pkwy in Florence, AZ. Medium custody inmates live in either one or two-man units within specific pods. Medium security prisons are the standard facilities used to house most criminals. They feature cage-style housing, armed guards, and a much more regimented daily routine than a minimum or low-security prisons. These are more serious offenders which must be supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. The prison yard has strengthened perimeter fence, rows of triple razor wire on double fencing and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the confined areas within the facility.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a Medium - general 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 Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic 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

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. 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. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. 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. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

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.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

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.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

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.

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 Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic 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 Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (ICE) - CoreCivic at 1155 N Pinal Pkwy, 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

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.

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