Greenlee Jail inmates temporarily moved to Graham County

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: All nine current inmates of the Greenlee County Jail were transferred to the Graham County Adult Detention Facility to allow for the maintenance/repair of the Greenlee County facility.

By Jon Johnson

GRAHAM COUNTY – The Graham County Adult Detention Facility received a glut of transfers on Sunday as all nine inmates of the Greenlee County Jail were transferred to the facility. 

According to a press release from the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office, all of the inmates were transferred from the Greenlee County Jail to maintain and/or repair jail infrastructure within the housing units as well as around the facility.

The release stated the repairs are expected to last just a few weeks and that the inmates will be back at the Greenlee County Jail before the end of the year.  

Graham County uses a different phone/video visitation system, so those who would like to contact the inmates while they are there can find out how to do so by clicking here

The Greenlee County Jail staff will still be working during the construction and will continue to accept new bookings as well as the rest of their regular duties. However, the jail will not accept money or property for inmates during the construction period. 

Anyone with further questions can contact Greenlee County jail Commander Tyler Attaway at or (928) 865-4159.

Graham County opened its $25 million 68,000-square-foot-facility in November 2017. It replaced the old 8,500-square-foot-facility that was built in the 1930s to serve as a garage and maintenance shop for National Guard Armory vehicles. The new facility took 17 months to construct.