Locate an Inmate in Las Vegas, Nevada
Detention Center Information
Clark County Detention Center
The Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) is one of the largest jail systems in the State of Nevada. CCDC is responsible for holding inmates for charges arising out of Clark County as well as some charges arising out of the City of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Detention Center
The Las Vegas Detention Center holds inmates who are facing misdemeanor charges in the City of Las Vegas.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
This agency is responsible for the administration of the federal prison system.
In Las Vegas, federal inmates are housed in the Henderson Detention Center or CCA in Pahrump, Nevada.
The Henderson Detention Center
The Henderson Detention Center is not only responsible for housing inmates that have charges in City of Henderson, but also, those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Therefore, if you believe the person who are searching for was detained in an ICE raid or violated a term of their visa, then they may be in the Henderson Detention Center.
Locating an Inmate
Locating a family member or a friend in the Nevada jail system is always a stressful and confusing experience. The problem is the State of Nevada does not have a central database to locate an inmate. Instead, every jail in Nevada keeps its own records and has its own database system.
If you are looking for somebody who you believe is in custody in Las Vegas, Nevada, try the links provided on this page.
Part of the confusion of the jail systems is that the cities and counties have agreements with each other and with the Federal government that allow them to move inmates back and forth. Sometimes this is due to overcrowding and sometimes an inmate faces charges in different courts throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
If you believe your family member or friend is in custody somewhere in the Las Vegas Valley, call our office at 702-432-1000. With whatever information that you can provide about them or their potential charge, we can usually locate them.
Our office can find information about the following:
- Next court date
- Bail – and whether it is necessary
- The charges
- Whether the person will be transferred to another jail
Below are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
How to Give Money to an Inmate?
It is easy to send money to inmate. Just follow these four steps:
- Locate the correct jail facility
- Visit the jail with cash
- Locate the inmate funding machine in the main lobby of the jail
- Access the machine and deposit the money on the inmates "books"
Money on an inmates "books" may be used to purchase items from the jails general store or commissary.
Where Is an Inmate Released?
Another common question is where a jail will send a person after they are ordered released or bail is posted.
Surprisingly, the jail will simply open a back gate and let the inmate out. The inmate should have in their possession some booking paperwork and whatever personal items that they were arrested with that is not deemed as evidence.
How Long Does It Take For an Inmate to Be Released?
It depends on a variety of factors. Some charges require a twelve hour hold, regardless of the facts of the charge.
Holds can come from many places. Some of the most common holds are:
- Immigration holds and
- Holds for warrants from other jurisdictions.
In addition, even though the hold may be for twelve hours, the detention center can take many more hours processing the defendant. Typically, inmates charged with misdemeanors are released within 24 hours of being booked on their charges and inmates charged with felonies are not released without first posting bail.
Posting bail can be confusing and sometimes unnecessary. Moreover, there is a lot of misinformation about how much a person is entitled to get back.
If somebody close to you was arrested and you want to know how long would it take for this person to be released from jail or, if it is necessary in their case to post a bail, call us at 702-432-1000 and ask to speak with a criminal defense attorney.
We Can Help
Hiring a good criminal defense attorney could dramatically reduce the charges filed against your family member or friend.
You need someone who is skilled, honest and passionate about protecting your rights to a fair trial and who knows the Las Vegas justice system.
We encourage you to call us at 702-432-1000 to discuss your case.
Initial consultation is always free.
Last updated on Jun 6, 2017.