Media Relations


The Media Relations Department strives to provide current,
accurate and timely information to the press.

602-542-3133
[email protected]


Department Policy:


MEDIA INTERVIEWS OF INMATES

Telephonic interviews with inmates are allowed, should the inmate agree. All interview requests are to be set up through the Office of Media Relations: (602)542-3133. The Department retains the right to decline inmate interviews.
Information required for telephonic interview requests: inmate's full name; ADCRR number - which can be obtained through the 
Inmate Datasearch; name of media representative; phone number of media representative.


MEDIA ACCESS TO FACILITIES, STAFF OR INMATES

Film crews and still photographers interested in shooting background footage at any Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry facility must first gain permission by contacting the Media Relations Director at (602)542-3133.

A security clearance must be obtained for prison visits. The Department retains the right to refuse access to any individual it considers a risk to the safe and secure operation of its institutions.

The following information is required for clearance purposes: full legal name; date of birth; social security number; drivers license and issuing state.


SPECIAL MEDIA ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

ADC Department Order 207 - Media Relations, Special Media Access Restrictions

  • Facial photography of an inmate is at the discretion of the inmate. Any inmate that is identified by name must sign a waiver. Requests can be made by contacting the Communications Director at 602-542-3133.

  • Photography or filming of any security device is prohibited.

PROHIBITED ITEMS WHILE ON PRISON GROUNDS

Weapons, either on  person or in vehicle; narcotics of any sort; cellular phones, pagers, purses, excessive jewelry (hoop type earrings not allowed), these items should be locked in your vehicle; individuals will not carry more than 20 US dollars on person while on prison grounds.

PROHIBITED DRESS      

Orange colored clothing; open toed shoes; shorts and cutoffs; tank tops or shirts with cut-off sleeves; shirts with pictures or language that is offensive by current standards, or gang affiliation.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT

No physical contact or conversing with inmates.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Strict adherence to security procedures will be required upon entering any facility.

  • Current photo identification is required for admittance upon entering any secured area.


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