Henderson Detention Center
Information for Family and Friends of Inmates

People arrested for crimes in Henderson, Nevada will likely be booked at the Henderson Detention Center. Also known as the Henderson Jail, this facility of five hundred-plus inmates is located downtown in the same building as the Henderson Justice Court and the Henderson Municipal Court. The address is 243 Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015.

The Henderson Detention Center houses people who are awaiting trial as well as people serving Nevada misdemeanor sentences of one year or less. (Nevada felony sentences of one year or more are served in the separate Nevada prison system.)

In this article, our Henderson criminal defense lawyers provide information on the following Henderson Jail topics:

1. Locating an inmate
2. Phoning an inmate
3. Visiting an inmate
4. Mailing letters to an inmate
5. Transferring funds to an inmate
6. Shopping privileges for inmates
7. Bailing out an inmate
8. Releasing property from an inmate
9. Health and Safety for inmates

1. Locating a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

To find out whether someone is currently in custody at the Henderson Jail, use the jail's inmate search page. Or else call the jail at (702) 267-5245, and an administrator will perform a name search.

2. Phoning a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

As with most jails in Nevada, the general public may not make phone calls to persons in custody at the Henderson NV Jail. The only exceptions are phone calls from the inmates' lawyers, parole officers, and probation officers.

However, persons in custody may make collect phone calls during daylight hours. These collect phone calls may go to both landlines and cell phones as long as the phone service provider allows such calls. Outsiders can set up a prepaid phone account with Securus by calling 1-800-844-6591. The jail commissary also sells phone cards that inmates may use.

3. Visiting a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

Persons in custody at the Henderson Jail may have only two twenty (20) minute visits per week, with a limit of two (2) adults per visit. Children may visit, but they have to be under adult supervision at all times. Visitation hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Though visits are limited to twenty minutes, the Henderson Detention Center is open to making exceptions if visitors call in advance, especially for out-of-town visitors.

To schedule an appointment to visit a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center, call (702) 267-5245. (If visitors call the day before the intended visit after 9:00 PM, they will not be able to schedule a visit for the next day.)

All visitors to the Henderson Nevada Jail are subject to a warrant check, and they will be asked to provide their social security number when they schedule an appointment. Visitors must check in at the jail a half hour prior to the scheduled appointment, and they will need to show their picture I.D. in order to be admitted.

The Henderson Jail enforces a conservative dress code for visitors. Visitors may not wear:

  • tank tops, sleeveless clothing, tube tops, anything with "spaghetti straps," or crop tops
  • short shorts, short dresses, or miniskirts
  • shower shoes
  • hats of any kind, including baseball caps, skull caps, and "du-rags"
  • articles of clothing that depict profane, sexually explicit, or derogatory language or graphics

Additionally, keep in mind that visitors must be able to tuck shirts and blouses in, and underwear must be completely covered at all times.

All visits in the Henderson Jail take place behind glass and with a telephone. Only attorneys may have "contact visits" with persons in custody.

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Visitors may not give any property to persons in custody during the visits.

4. Sending mail to a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

Outsiders may mail letters and/or cards to persons in custody in the Henderson Detention Center at the following address:

INMATE NAME & ID #
Henderson Detention Center
P.O. Box 95050
Henderson, NV 89009-5050

The Henderson Detention Center opens and inspects all inmate mail prior to delivery, with the exception of legal mail. Mail may include only letters and up to ten (10) medium-sized photographs (no Polaroids). Most other items sent will be confiscated.

Do not send:

  • stamps
  • cash
  • musical cards
  • stickers or cards with glue and glitter
  • items of a sexually explicit nature
  • items referring to the purchase or assembly of weapons
  • items or correspondence inciting anyone to commit or promote violence.

Outsiders may not send books or magazines to persons in custody at the Henderson Jail. However inmates may receive these items directly from the publisher.

5. Transferring funds to a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

Every person in custody at the Henderson Jail has an individual trust account. This account holds funds that he/she may use throughout their incarceration. If someone is arrested or sentenced to time in the Henderson Jail, all the money on their person is automatically transferred to this account.

Friends and family may also deposit money to an inmate's books by bringing a money order to the Detention Center Lobby. It is located at 18 E Basic Road, Henderson, NV, and open seven (7) days a week from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Outsiders may transfer up to $100.00 per money order to an inmate. Make the money order out to "City of Henderson Commissary Account" and write the name of the person in custody in the margin. The payer must sign his/her own name on the "purchased by" line. Friends and family can also mail moneys order to the following address:

Name of inmate
Henderson Detention Center
P.O. Box 95050
Henderson, NV 89009

The Henderson Jail may not receive funds through Western Union Quick Collect.

6. Shopping privileges at the Henderson Detention Center

On Sundays, persons in custody have the opportunity to complete a purchase form for items from the Henderson Jail commissary, which is like a general store. Henderson Detention Center commissary items typically include stationery, toiletries and snacks.

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Commissary items are delivered to persons in custody the Friday after they are ordered.

7. How to bail out a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

During business hours, outsiders may post bail in Henderson Justice Court or Henderson Municipal Court, both located at 243 Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015. Business hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays.

To bail someone out after business hours, go to the "Jail bail gate," located directly behind the courthouse building off of S. Texas Ave.

Whether a person may pay bail by cash, bail bonds or other forms of payment depends upon the inmate's criminal charges.

Release times for persons in custody are 3:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 9:00 p.m. However, processing bail is a lengthy process, so it is possible inmates will not be released until hours after bail is posted. (Daily release times for inmates completing a sentence are 9:00 a.m.)

For more information about bail, call the Henderson Detention Center at (702) 267-JAIL (5245). Or visit our page on how to bail out an inmate from the Henderson Jail.

8. How to release property and vehicles belonging to persons in custody at the Henderson Detention Center

In order to retrieve property or vehicles belonging to persons in custody at the Henderson Jail, go to the Detention Center Lobby, located at 18 E Basic Road, Henderson, NV. The lobby is open daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

If the lobby is closed, go to the walk-up window to the west side of the lobby and press the silver button for help.

Recipients of the property must present a valid I.D., and the person in custody must have consented to release.

If the inmate is being held at the Henderson Detention Center for Boulder City, Clark County, U.S. Marshalls or Immigration, contact those entities for further information on property releases.

9. Safety and medical needs at the Henderson Detention Center

Persons in custody are provided orange uniforms to wear for the duration of their incarceration. A nurse is on call 24 hours a day at the Henderson Jail to administer prescribed medications. In addition, a physician and a psychiatrist make weekly visits.

If friends or family have concerns about a person in custody's safety or medical needs, call the Henderson Jail at (702) 267-5245.

Arrested in Henderson? Call an attorney for help . . . .

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If you or someone you know has been booked at the Henderson Detention Center, phone our Henderson Criminal Defense Attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free phone meeting. We will help you make sense of the Nevada bail process while doing everything possible to negotiate and litigate a favorable outcome for your case.

We represent clients throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Washoe County, Clark County, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.

For more information see our pages on Nevada bail process, Nevada misdemeanor, how to bail out an inmate from the Henderson Jail, and Nevada felony.

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