CORONA VIRUS (covid 19) UPDATE:
MOHAVE COUNTY SHERIFF:
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office would like to notify the community of operational adjustments to our Main Office and Substations and at our Mohave County Adult Detention Facility in regards to COVID-19.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is closely monitoring the situation as it pertains to our jail and is in close contact with the Mohave County Department of Public Health to receive up-to-date information regarding the spread of this disease.
At the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility:
All volunteer services for inmates are suspended indefinitely, including Chaplains, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc.
All inmate work crews and projects outside the facility are suspended until further notice.
All in-person inmate professional contact visits will require close review and approval, including Constables, Defense Investigators, Attorneys, etc.
Deep cleaning of all areas of the detention facility is being conducted. Proper hygiene of the staff and inmates is being encouraged. Common areas of the inmate pods are being frequently disinfected and inmates are being given proper cleaning materials to clean and disinfect their housing area.
Extra screening procedures are being conducted by medical staff to evaluate incoming detainees for possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If any incoming detainee displays signs of the virus, they will be properly isolated until such time that a diagnosis can be determined.
Staff is being encouraged to stay home if they exhibit any signs or symptoms of the disease (cough, fever, shortness of breath). Our ultimate goal is to ensure the safety and health of our staff, inmates,and community.
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For individuals that are awaiting trial and unable to post a bond or defendants serving a term of incarceration as a term of probation, the Mohave County Jail becomes their temporary home. Being locked up in the county jail can be a very isolating experience. Fortunately family and friends of defendants have the opportunity to visit their loved ones who are locked up. These visits can bring welcome comfort to a situation that is usually filled with great despair.
The Mohave County Jail is located in Kingman, Arizona. The Mohave County Jail is located behind the county administration building at 501 W. Highway 66. It houses inmates who are incarcerated under court orders for all municipalities in Mohave County Arizona (Kingman, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City), justice courts (Kingman/Cerbat, Lake Havasu, North Canyon Consolidated, Bullhead City Justice Court), and the Mohave County Superior Court.
The jail is open to the public 24 hours a day. It processes new inmates any time of day and those individuals can post bond and bail anytime as well to be released while awaiting trial. The visitation hours are limited however from Wednesday through Sunday (9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm). After your visitation is signed up, you will then be directed to a room with several video camera/display setups to permit you to visit via video conference. The visits last twenty minutes and all visitations are recorded.
Mohave County Jail Visitation Rules
The Mohave County Jail has several rules and regulations. The entire set of rules and guidelines can be found here, but the following are highlights of these regulations:
- Appropriate Dress is required.
- Valid Photographic ID is required.
- Visitors must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Children from ages ten (10) to seventeen (17) must be accompanied by an adult.
- ALL VISITORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ARIZONA CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM REVIEW BEFORE VISITS ARE APPROVED.
- ALL VISITORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE BEFORE ENTERING THE VISITING AREA.
- ALL VISITS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TWENTY (20) MINUTES PER DAY.
- NO FOOD, DRINKS, CAMERAS, CELL PHONES, PURSES, BAGS, FANNY PACKS, OR CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED IN THE VISITING AREA.
- ALL VISITORS WILL STORE ALL PERSONAL ITEMS IN THEIR VEHICLES OR THE LOCKERS PROVIDED IN THE LOBBY FOR THAT PURPOSE.
- VISITORS ARE NOT TO ENTER THE VISITING AREA UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY FACILITY STAFF.
- ALL VISITORS WILL PASS THROUGH THE METAL DETECTOR BEFORE ENTERING THE VISITING AREA.
- ONLY ONE VISITOR IS PERMITTED AT EACH VISITING BOOTH AT A TIME.
- ONCE A VISITOR LEAVES THE VISITING AREA THE VISIT IS TERMINATED AND WILL NOT BE RESTARTED.
- ALL VISITS ARE SUBJECT TO RECORDING
- VANDALISM OR ATTEMPTS TO DAMAGE THE VIDEO VISITATION EQUIPMENT WILL RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF THE VISIT AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
- BE ADVISED, IF YOU ARE ON PAROLE OR PROBATION, AND ATTEMPTING TO VISIT AN INMATE YOU MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF YOUR PAROLE OR PROBATION AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION.
The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp proudly serve clients in North West Arizona including La Paz, Yavapai and Mohave County. His office is located conveniently in Kingman, Arizona near Hualapai Mt. Road and Andy Devine. Mr. Hamp and his team serve criminal cases in municipal and state courts in Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, Parker, Prescott, Seligman, and the surrounding areas of Arizona. If you need a criminal defense attorney, please visit this website Contact page and contact us at (928) 753-6868 or (866) 490-HAMP.