Self-surrenders for sentences from Maricopa County Superior Court have been suspended until May 1. Other courts have also suspended sentences. If you are scheduled to self-surrender, please call the court that sentenced you to verify your sentence has been temporarily suspended.
The following links will provide basic information for when you must surrender yourself to the Maricopa County Jail to serve a sentence as ordered by the court:
To learn more about Self-Surrender, you can go to the following websites:
Hours:You must report on the day and at the time ordered by the Court. If you report after your court designated reporting time you may be refused entry. If this occurs, you will be required to return to the Court for an amended order of confinement AND the sentencing Court will be notified that you reported late. You will not be accepted before your designated reporting date and time. You are not to consume any alcohol or drugs prior to reporting, any time while in custody, or when reporting for confinement.
Self-Surrender Requirements:You must bring the following items with you, when you initially report to self-surrender:
If you fail to bring your confinement order or proper identification you may be refused entry. You will be required to return to the Court for an amended order of confinement for a later date / time. Do not confuse the Court minute entries for the Confinement Order, they are not the same.
*The Health Care Provider’s Certification Form must be completed for all individuals serving Work Release, Work Furlough, or Weekender sentences for more than 24 hours. Additionally, it must be completed less than 45 days before incarceration to assess whether the person is medically fit to serve time in the Maricopa County jails. This form will be given to you by the Court at the time of your sentencing; also, a “TB test” is required to be completed and takes a minimum of two (2) days to complete. Failure to complete any portion of the form or failure to bring the form with you may cause you to be removed from the Work Furlough / Work Release program and you will be kept in full custody for the duration of your sentence.
Where to Report:All Self-Surrenders will report to the Lower Buckeye Jail, located at 3250 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85009. Parking is located in a separate, fenced-off parking area, at the far east end of the building. This is the second driveway east of 35th Avenue on the Lower Buckeye Road. (Map it)
Acceptable Items:You may bring the following items when you report to self-surrender: Work Furlough / Work Release: one (1) Prescription eyeglasses, one (1) jacket or sweater, one (1) watch, one (1) wedding ring, one (1) wallet with limited contents to include driver’s license or photo identification card, one (1) paperback book or magazine, one (1) non-electric clock, prescription medication, two (2) towels, up to $60 in cash (small bills recommended).
Any item not on this list is considered contraband and will not be accepted at any MCSO jail facility.
The Work Furlough / Work Release housing areas have limited shower facilities and laundry machines. You may bring in contact lenses but must buy the solution from facility canteen. Combination padlocks may be purchased from the facility canteen for bunk drawers. You cannot bring in an outside padlock. Cell phones are not allowed and will be impounded. Jackets or sweaters cannot have hoods. Towels, clocks, and books or magazines will remain at the facility during release times.
Removal From Program:The Inmate Rules and Regulations prohibit the use of drugs or alcohol within the jail environment; The Rule Violation(s) are as follows: 028: Being Intoxicated, and 032: Refusing to Submit to Any Drug Test, Failure to Produce a Sample, or Having Positive Test Results.
If you are sentenced to Work Release or Work Furlough and you report for Self-Surrender or report back to jail from your work hours, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be accepted into the jail, issued a disciplinary action report for violation of the inmate rules, and placed into full-custody for the duration of your sentence. You will not be eligible for either Work Release or Work Furlough and the sentencing court will be notified.