Churchill County Detention Center – Fallon, NV

Churchill County Detention Center is located in Churchill County, Nevada and is the main correctional facility for the area. Know someone locked up in Churchill County Detention Center? This site gives you info about anything related to Churchill County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Churchill County Detention Center
335 N. Broadway
Fallon, NV 89406

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (775) 423-6587
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Churchill County Detention Center you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Churchill County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find info for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Nevada jails: List of all county jails in Nevada


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Churchill County Detention Center inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Churchill County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Churchill County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, inmates at Churchill County Detention Center can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know 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 court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Churchill County Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

The Churchill County Detention Center phone number is: (775) 423-6587

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Churchill County Detention Center, use this address:

Churchill County Detention Center
335 N. Broadway
Fallon, NV 89406

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Churchill County Detention Center
335 N. Broadway
Fallon, NV 89406


The mail policy at Churchill County Detention Center changes, so be sure to visit the the Churchill County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Churchill County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Churchill County court records are public records. Court records contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Churchill County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are held at the Churchill County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. They do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Churchill County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Churchill County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Churchill County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Churchill County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Churchill County,the Churchill County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Churchill County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Churchill County Detention Center, 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 Churchill County Detention Center 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Churchill County Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send any funds.

    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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Churchill County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Churchill County Detention Center, 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 Churchill County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Churchill County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Churchill County Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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