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; ADC 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 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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