Humboldt County Detention Center – Winnemucca, NV

Humboldt County Detention Center is in Humboldt County, Nevada and is the main correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Humboldt County Detention Center? This guide tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Humboldt County Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Humboldt County Detention Center? How to view Humboldt County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Humboldt County Detention Center intake procedures. Humboldt County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Humboldt County Detention Center
801 Fairgrounds Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 775-623-6423
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Humboldt County Detention Center you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Humboldt County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information about anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all county jails in Nevada


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Humboldt County Detention Center prisoners can be searched on the Humboldt County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Humboldt County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Humboldt County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Humboldt County Detention Center can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Humboldt County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Humboldt County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Humboldt County Detention Center

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • 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 a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there is 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, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Humboldt County Detention Center are always changing, so you should review the official Humboldt County Detention Center jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 775-623-6423

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Humboldt County Detention Center:

Humboldt County Detention Center
801 Fairgrounds Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Humboldt County Detention Center
801 Fairgrounds Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445


The inmate mail policy at Humboldt County Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Nevada State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Humboldt County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to receive your own 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 then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to 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 somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Humboldt County court website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Humboldt County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not get the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Humboldt County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Humboldt County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Humboldt County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Humboldt County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Humboldt 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 Humboldt 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 process for sending money to someone in jail at Humboldt County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you check the site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Humboldt County Detention Center

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

    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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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