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Tempe inmate records refer to the records prisons or jails keep on each inmate. They contain information about each inmate’s name and inmate number, race, gender, arrest date/booking, release date, criminal charges, and sentence. Family members and friends of inmates can use this information to keep track of their status and researchers studying the criminal justice system.

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Tempe Resources

Tempe Police Department (TPD Inmate Search)

120 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-8311

Records Section


Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office MCSO

550 West Jackson, Phoenix Arizona 85003, United States

Phone:(602) 876-1000

Find An Inmate

Mugshot Lookup 

MCSO Public Records


Superior Court (Felony)

Online Criminal

In Person – Available

Central Court Building

Address: 201 W. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85003



Justice Court (Misdemeanor, Traffic)


In Person – Available

Downtown Location

Court Address: 620 W. Jackson Phoenix, AZ 85003 

(602) 372-6300


Tempe Municipal Court (Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance)

Find A Case

140 E 5th St Tempe, AZ 85281



Jail- City of Tempe

120 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: (480) 350-8569


Tempe Inmate Search Online

There is a variety of ways to perform a Tempe inmate search. Start your search through a government website that offers a database for the public. Or use a private website to perform the search.

Arizona State Prison VS Tempe Jail

There are significant differences between Arizona prisons and Tempe jails. Perhaps the most obvious difference is that prisons are much larger than county jails. This is because they are designed to house inmates convicted of more serious offenses, such as felonies, for a long time.
In contrast, county jails typically only hold inmates awaiting trial or convicted of misdemeanors.
Another key difference is that prisons within a state are operated by the state government, while the county sheriff’s department typically operates county jails. This can cause some confusion, as they may be transferred from one facility to another. This will depend on the severity of their offense.

Arizona Prison Inmate Search

You’ll discover a few techniques to locate an inmate at a Arizona prison. Contact the prison directly to inquire about the status of the inmate. This can be difficult as the prison staff may not have time to search for information about an inmate.
Another way is a specialized inmate search site. These websites offer information about inmates across all states and are regularly updated with new inmates and changes in status. If you have a friend or relative who exactly is in prison, they might be able to provide needed information.

Tempe Jail Inmate Search

The county sheriff’s office is the best place to begin your search when looking for an inmate within a Tempe jail. The sheriff’s department will have a list of inmates and their booking information.

Tempe Jail Mugshots

The United States considers mugshots of detainees’ public records. Just about any person can request them directly from the government agency managing these records.
Tempe mugshots are used by the media and are useful for law enforcement agencies. However, they can also lead to embarrassment for the person pictured.

Tempe Jail Log

Tempe jail logs are public records. These records are open for research by anyone who asks to look at them working with the proper government agency.
These logs include specifics concerning when an individual was booked into jail, the release date, and other pertinent information. These logs are extremely valuable for researchers and journalists who are researching a news story.

Tempe Jail Roster

A Tempe jail roster is simply a list that reveals all people who were arrested and are currently being held in jail.