Clark County Detention Center – Las Vegas, NV

Clark County Detention Cente is located in Clark County, NV and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Clark County Detention Cente? This site will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Clark County Detention Cente: Find out who’s in jail at Clark County Detention Cente? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Clark County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Clark County Detention Cente
330 South Casino Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 702-671-3900
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Clark County Detention Cente you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Clark County Detention Cente Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is in a different jail you will want to check our Nevada county jail guide: List of all jails in Nevada


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Clark County Detention Cente. When viewing online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Clark County Detention Cente site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, 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

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Typically, prisoners at Clark County Detention Cente are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10% of the amount set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Clark County Detention Cente phone number is: 702-671-3900

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Clark County Detention Cente
330 South Casino Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clark County Detention Cente
330 South Casino Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101


The mail policy at Clark County Detention Cente can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Clark County Detention Cente site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Nevada.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Clark County 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 include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access court records with the Clark County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clark County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Clark County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Clark County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Clark County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Clark County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Clark County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Clark County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Clark County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Clark County Detention Cente, 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 Clark County Detention Cente 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 always changing, so be sure to check the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clark County Detention Cente

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clark County Detention Cente, 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 Clark County Detention Cente

    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:

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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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? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Rosa S. says:

    I was booked in and kept waiting in booking for 2 days the I was taken to a fish tank with no blanket but a wood bench and five of us in there with the option of laying on a cement floor with No pillows or blankets. In booking they keep it like an ice chest to keep down the germs but you sit In a cold metal chair in my case for two days in shorts and a tank top and they wouldn’t give me blankets or a jumpsuit to wear. I was withdraweling from opiates and by the time I withdraweled and got to medical I had already been in booking and the fishtank for 3 days with no medications they could give us the meds to withdraw from the time we get booked espically if getting us to the right module a wait

  2. Jannette says:

    How long does an inmate remain in county jail after sentencing to state prison?

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