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La Palma Correctional Center

La Palma Correctional Center

Customer base: Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Owned since 2008
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5501 North La Palma Road, Eloy, AZ 85131
Phone: 520-464-3200 Fax: 520-464-3399

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Chris Howard, Warden

Facility Leader: Chris Howard, Warden

Chris Howard was named warden at La Palma Correctional Center in January 2020. Previously, he served assistant warden at La Palma Correctional Center. Howard joined CoreCivic in 1997 as a records clerk at Cimarron Correctional Facility and later became a correctional counselor at North Fork Correctional Facility. He worked his way up the ranks to ultimately serve as assistant warden at Citrus County Detention Facility, and assistant warden and warden at Silverdale Detention Center. Howard holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Langston University.

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Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Manager: Sean Meiner, Program Manager


Third Party Reporting Method(s):
Contact the facility by phone (520-464-3200) or by mail:

La Palma Correctional Center

5501 North La Palma Road

Eloy, AZ 85131.


Call the CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330, or




Inspector General Bureau

801 South 16th  Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Mail Code 930


Facility PREA Policy (14-2 DHS): Download

PREA Audit Date: April 3-6, 2023 

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date : May 1-3, 2017

PREA Audit Report: Download

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