Douglas County Jail – Minden, NV

Douglas County Jail is in Douglas County and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Douglas County Jail? This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about Douglas County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Douglas County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Jail
1625 8Th Water Street
Minden, NV 89423

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 775-782-9945
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Douglas County Jail you will have to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Douglas County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also get information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another county jail you should look here, too: Nevada County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Douglas County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Douglas County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would 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 many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Douglas County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that 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 Douglas County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Douglas County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Douglas County Jail

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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
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Douglas County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on 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 rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

The Douglas County Jail phone number is: 775-782-9945

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Douglas County Jail:

Douglas County Jail
1625 8Th Water Street
Minden, NV 89423

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Jail
1625 8Th Water Street
Minden, NV 89423


The inmate mail policy at Douglas County Jail changes, so visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Douglas County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Nevada.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Douglas County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records via the Douglas County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Douglas County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at the Douglas County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. They do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Douglas County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Douglas County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Douglas County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Douglas County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Douglas County,the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Douglas County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will 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 Douglas County 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 Douglas County 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 people in jail might change, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Douglas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Douglas County 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 Douglas County 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 been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Douglas County Jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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