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Tent City Jail

All available spaces for upcoming Maricopa County jail tours are currently

If you want to be contacted in the event that additional tour opportunities
are scheduled, please submit your name using the form below.

Independently of this project, you may inquire directly with the Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office to arrange tours of Tent City Jail.

For people with confirmed reservations:

Tours of MCSO Tent City Jail  will be offered on the first Wednesday of  the month and one Saturday in both March and April. Tours dates include:

   Wednesday,  March 2, 2011        Saturday, March 19, 2011

   Wednesday,  April 6, 2011           Saturday, April 23, 2011

   Wednesday,  May 4, 2011

All Tours begin at 2 p.m.

Registration is required for MCSO Tent City Tours. Group size is limited to 20 adults over the age of 18.  Tours are conducted by MCSO Jail staff.  Admission is free.

MCSO will conduct a background check on each participant.  To book a Tent City Jail Tour, you will need to provide your full name and date of birth. This information must be filled out on the form bellow. In addition, select your date preference.  You will be contacted prior to the tour date to confirm your spot in the group.

Tours organized by It's Not Just Black And White are now closed. Please contact MCSO if you would like to set up your own tour of Tent City.


Your Details

We will meet as a group at 1:45 p.m. in the parking area for Estrella Jail. This is just past the sign for Tent City that doesn’t have a large enough parking area. Link to map. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the jail.

Estrella Jail
2939 W. Durango Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009

We will then enter the visitor area for Estrella Jail as a group.

MCSO request that you dress “business causal,” which they describe as “no tank tops, halter tops or spaghetti straps.”

Cameras are aloud. They will instruct us on what we can photograph.

They ask us not to bring in other valuables, purses, etc...