Storey County Jail – Virginia City, NV

Storey County Jail is located in Storey County, NV and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Storey County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything you might need to know about Storey County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Storey County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Storey County Jail
911 State Route 341 S.
Virginia City, NV 89440

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 775-847-0959
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Storey County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Storey County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you should check our Nevada county jail guide: List of all jails in Nevada


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Storey County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Storey County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Storey County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and you will not be permitted to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Storey County

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that could help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Storey County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Storey County Jail phone number is: 775-847-0959

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Storey County Jail:

Storey County Jail
911 State Route 341 S.
Virginia City, NV 89440

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Storey County Jail
911 State Route 341 S.
Virginia City, NV 89440


The Storey County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they 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. They contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Storey County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. They do many different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to go to the Storey County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep 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 Storey County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Storey County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Storey County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay 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 the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Storey County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Storey County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After 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 Storey 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 Storey 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 money to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you check the official website when 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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    News and Media

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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Storey County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Storey 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 Storey 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:

    • 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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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