Maricopa County-Estrella Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: December 08, 2023
2939 Durango St, Phoenix, AZ 85009

Estrella Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Maricopa County-Estrella Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 602-876-0322

The Estrella Jail is a low-security detention center located at 2939 Durango St Phoenix, AZ which is operated locally by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Maricopa County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Phoenix Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

The Estrella Jail is a is podular/dormitory in designholding about 1,000 Maricopa County inmates, predominantly female. Each housing area contains general-purpose day rooms, and bathroom/shower areas. There are outside areas for recreation.

The Estrella Jail has a fully staffed and equipped medical clinic, a non-denominational chapel area for religious services, and three education classrooms where inmates can attend educational, drug rehabilitation, or life-skills classes.

Maricopa County-Estrella Jail - Visitation and Family Information

Inmate Capacity: Approx 1380
Classification of Inmate Housed: An all-female inmate facility, therefore, all classifications of un-sentenced female inmates, minimum, medium, maximum, closed-custody, administrative segregation, nature of charges (NOC’s), disciplinary segregation. Estrella also houses the permanent no-work sentenced female inmate population as well as Sentenced inmates participating in the ALPHA Program.
Square footage: 281,072
Year built: 1991

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Unique features:

  • The nation’s only female chain gang is housed at the Estrella Jail.
  • This jail is one of the few in Maricopa County which houses every classification of inmate.
  • The facility also houses a special program for chronic mental health/seriously mentally ill inmates which is overseen by professional staff from Correctional Health Services, a separate entity of county government but which works in tandem with jail personnel.
  • The jail is composed of four housing units and nine dormitories.

Please see the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) pages for more information about visitation hours/rules, regulation and rules about inmate mail, and other questions related to the Estrella Jail.

Inmate Locator

Maricopa County-Estrella Jail publishes the names of the 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 to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at 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.

Visitation Information

Maricopa County-Estrella Jail - Visitation

Remote Visit: A video visit conducted over the internet through the use of a visitor’s home computer and a video kiosk located in the inmate housing units. Absent exigent circumstances, the number of Remote Visits an inmate may receive is unlimited, based upon time-slot availability. The at-home Visitors are required to pay a fee for this type of visit.

  • Remote visits may be scheduled daily between 7 A.M. and 9:30 P.M.
  • Each Remote visit session is 20 minutes.

 On-Site Visit: A video visit conducted through the use of a visitor video kiosk located at the Lower Buckeye Jail or the 4th Avenue Jail and a video kiosk located in the inmate housing units. Inmates are eligible to receive one free On-Site Visit per week. Visitors will conduct their visit from one of the two listed jails, regardless of which jail the inmate is currently housed in.

  • On-Site visits may be scheduled daily between 9 A.M. and 4:30 P.M, excluding holidays.
  • Each On-Site visit session is 20 minutes.

IMPORTANT: In order to conduct a visit, whether remote or On-Site, inmate friends and family members must create an account and schedule their visit a minimum of 24 hours in advance by going to the website:


An individual who is on parole, probation, any type of work release, has been incarcerated during the last twelve months, or has ever been convicted of a felony, is not permitted to conduct an On-Site visits within any Office jail.

If you chose the On-Site visit option:

Chose which jail at which you wish to conduct your visit, either the 4th Avenue Jail or the Lower Buckeye Jail. You must select one of these two sites regardless of which jail the inmate is currently assigned.

A dress code is strictly enforced at each MCSO jail and is posted in the jails. In general, dress conservatively.

VISIT SESSION INFORMATION: When you schedule your On-Site visit on the above listed website, you will receive an email verification containing your assigned visit terminal and a six-digit PIN number. You are required to bring this information with you to the jail.

UNDERAGE VISITATION: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent. If the visitor is under 18 and claims to be the spouse of the inmate, a valid marriage certificate needs to be presented, along with valid ID, in order to have a visit without the presence of an adult/parent. Children ages 14 through 17 need to provide a current and valid ID card, such as school issued ID, DMV ID card or a driver’s license. Children under 14 do not need proof of ID.

VISITATION LOCKERS: You will not be allowed to enter the visitation room with any personal items, including jewelry, sunglasses, cell phone, wallets, purses, books, etc. These items must be secured in a locker (fee required) located in the visitation lobby. Bring spare change to use the locker.

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