Lincoln County Detention Center is in Lincoln County, Nevada and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for somebody locked up in Lincoln County Detention Center? This page tells you info about anything one might want to know about Lincoln County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Lincoln County Detention Center. How to view Lincoln County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Lincoln County Detention Center intake procedures. Lincoln County court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Lincoln County Detention Center
225 Justice Way
Pioche, NV 89043
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 775-962-5151
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to locate them?
Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Lincoln County Detention Center you need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.
The Lincoln County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get info on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you will want to check the other Nevada county jails in our Nevada County Jail Guide: Nevada County Jails
A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Lincoln County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Lincoln County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the area.
Usually, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Lincoln County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lincoln County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- You will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think 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 so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Lincoln County Detention Center are always changing, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 775-962-5151
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Detention Center:
Lincoln County Detention Center
225 Justice Way
Pioche, NV 89043
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lincoln County Detention Center
225 Justice Way
Pioche, NV 89043
The Lincoln County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the 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 or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Lincoln County court records are public records. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Lincoln County website, or by going to the Lincoln County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at Lincoln County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you can request to receive a copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
To do this, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Lincoln County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people 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 sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Lincoln County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Lincoln County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Lincoln County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Lincoln 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Lincoln County Detention Center is likely to change, so review the site when you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Lincoln County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Lincoln County Detention Center?
If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?
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