Inmates housed in the Navajo County Detention Center are housed according to their classification. An inmate’s classification is determined by their risk to the public, the risk to the facility, program needs, medical needs, and/or security needs.
Inmates housed in the Navajo County Adult Detention Center may send and receive mail and must adhere to the following guidelines. Any mail that does not fall within these guidelines will be confiscated, put in the inmate’s property, and will not be retrieved for any reason while they are detained. When mail is confiscated, no parts of it will be separated to be delivered to the inmate (photos for example), and all contents will be confiscated in their entirety.
All mail MUST be sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Incoming mail must have the sender’s first and last name as well as a full return address. 10 pages total are allowed per envelope. Letters should be as plain as possible, and it is recommended to be written with a pencil or a blue or black ballpoint pen. Bleeding or smeared ink will not be accepted.
The following are examples of what will be denied by the facility, but reasons for confiscation or denial are not limited to this list.
The following items will NOT be accepted:
- Mail from another inmate. Letters from another inmate sent in by someone else (piggy-backing).
- Packages, clothing or “whites”, face masks, jewelry, jigsaw puzzles, crafting materials, medication, or food.
- Envelopes, letters, postcards, or greeting cards that have return address labels, bleeding ink, gel pen, glitter pen, marker, stickers, glue, tape, white-out/correction fluid (liquid or tape), lipstick, watermarks, unknown stains, or any odor of perfume or cologne.
- Items that are also NOT accepted in the mail are blank sheets of paper, envelopes, stamps, address labels, magazine or newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ribbon, string, double-sided cards (parts of card glued together), laminated cards, bookmarks, musical cards, cards larger than 6”x8”, staples, paperclips, metal tabs, spiral binding, scotch or masking tape, glitter, confetti, dried flowers, glue, marker, gel, oil, or paint.
Photographs may be mailed to the detention center but can be no larger than 5”x7”. No Polaroid, adhesive-backed photos, smeared ink, tape or tape residue, or photos with frames will be accepted. Inmates can receive no more than ten (10) photos per envelope. Photos or drawings depicting criminal acts, gang activity, anything sexually suggestive, or nudity are not allowed.
Do NOT bring reading books to the facility for a specific inmate, they will not be accepted. Hardcover books are not permitted. Paperback books and coloring books/puzzle books may be mailed to the detention center and must be addressed to the inmate. All books must come from the publisher/online retailer (i.e. Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Nobel, etc.) and cannot be mailed from home. They must have both covers and be in like-new condition. Writing, stains, stickers (including price tags), and bookmarks, will not be accepted in either paperback books or coloring books/puzzle books. Inmates may receive two (2) books at a time. All mailed in books become property of NCSO and are to be placed on the book cart in the unit when the inmate is finished with them.
Additionally, only puzzle books may be dropped off for an inmate one (1) at a time, once per week, at the administration window. Coloring utensils will not be accepted in inmate mail, or at the administration window. Colored pencils are available for purchase by the inmate on commissary.
We are no longer accepting money orders at the administration window. There are kiosks in the jail lobby that accept cash and cards that may be utilized to put funds on an inmates’ books (commissary account) or their phone account. Money orders that are filled out completely and made out in the inmates’ names may be mailed into the detention center. It is acceptable to include the money order with a letter/card. If a money order is filled out incorrectly, it will be returned to the sender.
All mail to an inmate should be addressed in the following manner:
c/o Navajo County Jail
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, Arizona 86025 Revised 10/28/2021
Inmate Money Accounts and Commissary
Inmates housed in the Navajo County Detention Center may receive money for the purposes of posting bonds, paying bills (limit of two per week), and to purchase clothing, hygiene, foodstuffs, and candy from the inmate commissary provider. There is now a kiosk in the jail lobby that accepts cash and debit/credit cards.
Effective March 1, 2020, the Detention Center will no longer be accepting money at the administration window for inmates.
Bonds still may be posted at the administration window.
To place money on an inmate's account by credit card, send gift packs, to access video visits and access e-mails to the inmate please visit: JailATM
To set up a prepaid phone account for an inmate or place money on the inmates Chirping device (texting), please visit: Inmate Sales