Pershing County Jail – Lovelock, NV

Pershing County Jail is in Pershing County, NV and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Pershing County Jail? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Pershing County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Pershing County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Pershing County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pershing County Jail
400 Main Street
Lovelock, NV 89419

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Pershing County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pershing County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Nevada Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Pershing County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Pershing County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Pershing County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Pershing County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. 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 their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following 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 have to answer some questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before go to the jail 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 . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. 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 inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Pershing County Jail is:

Pershing County Jail
400 Main Street
Lovelock, NV 89419

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pershing County Jail
400 Main Street
Lovelock, NV 89419


The Pershing County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Pershing County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Nevada State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Pershing County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Pershing County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required 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 been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Pershing County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pershing County,the Sheriff 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 serving a jail sentence in Pershing County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Pershing 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 Pershing 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 process for sending funds to people in jail is always changing, so you should visit the official website when send money to someone in jail 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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pershing County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pershing 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 Pershing County Jail

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Pershing County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Pershing County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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