Carson City Jail – Carson City, NV

Carson City Jail is located in Carson City, NV and is the primary jail for this county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Carson City Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about Carson City Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Carson City Jail? How to view Carson City Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Carson City court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carson City Jail
897 E. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (775) 887-2500
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Carson City Jail you have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Carson City Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another county jail you will want to check the other Nevada county jails in our Nevada County Jail Guide: Nevada County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Carson City Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Carson City Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the person’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Carson City Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave town.

Typically, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Carson City Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (775) 887-2500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Carson City Jail:

Carson City Jail
897 E. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carson City Jail
897 E. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89701


The Carson City Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the Carson City website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Carson City Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Carson City court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. They do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to access the Carson City jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Carson City Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Carson City courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carson City,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Carson City Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Carson City Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Carson City Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the the Carson City Jail website when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carson City Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carson City Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Carson City Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Carson City Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Carson City Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Carson City Jail

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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