City of Las Vegas Detention Center (Las Vegas City Jail)
Information for Family and Friends of Inmates in Nevada

People arrested for committing Nevada misdemeanors within Las Vegas's city limits may be booked at the City of Las Vegas Detention Center. It is also called the Las Vegas Detention Center or Las Vegas City Jail.

Las Vegas City Jail is a separate facility from the larger Clark County Detention Center (CCDC). That is where police book people arrested for Nevada gross misdemeanors or Nevada felonies anywhere in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas City Jail can be reached by phone at (702) 229-6444, and is located at 3300 Stewart Ave.

Inmates in custody at the City Jail have typically been charged such crimes as the Nevada offense of shoplifting, Nevada offense of domestic violence, Nevada offense of drunk driving, Nevada offense of marijuana possession, and Nevada offense of illegal drug possession.

On this page, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers provide general information about the Las Vegas City Jail, including:

1. Locating inmates
2. Bailing out inmates
3. Phoning inmates
4. Visiting inmates
5. Mailing to inmates
6. Transferring funds to inmates
7. Shopping privileges for inmates
8. Releasing property from inmates
9. Medical and other personal needs inmates

1. Locating a person in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail

To determine whether someone is currently in custody at the Las Vegas Detention Center, an online search option is available through the Las Vegas City Jail inmate search page.

Alternatively, call Las Vegas City Jail at (702) 229-6444, option 3 for inmate information during daytime hours and ask them to conduct an inmate search. If the inmate in question was arrested in North Las Vegas, call (702) 633-1400 for inmate/bail information.

2. How to bail out a person in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail

People may post bail twenty-four hours a day at the Las Vegas City Jail Bail window, located at 3300 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

People may pay by:

  • MasterCard, Visa, or Discover, or
  • Cash (full and exact amount).

Male inmates will be released at the corner of 1st Street and Lewis. For more information, see our article on how to bail out an inmate from Las Vegas City Jail.

Female inmates are also released at the corner of 1st Street and Lewis but only during daylight hours. At night, female inmates are released at City Hall, located at 400 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

As a safety precaution, Las Vegas Detention Center does not make public when inmates will be released. For further information on bail, call the Las Vegas Detention Center's bail hotline at (702) 229-6460.

3. Phoning a person in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail

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As with most jails, outsiders may not place phone calls to inmate at the City Jail. Persons in custody, however, may make collect calls out to land lines.

To set up a prepaid account so cell phones can accept phone calls from Las Vegas City Jail, contact Correctional Billing Services at 1 (800) 844-6591.

4. Visiting a person in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail

In order to visit a person in custody at City Jail, the inmate must submit the visitor's name and date of birth to jail administrators. Then they determine whether the would-be visitor is eligible to come to the jail.

This visitor-screening process may take several days, and visitors will have to produce a photo I.D to secure a visit. Visitors should call (702) 229-6099 to check whether they have been approved for visitation to the City Jail.

Visitors will be denied visitation to Las Vegas City Jail for any of the following reasons:

  • Wearing revealing or improper attire (so be sure to dress conservatively).
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.
  • Being a convicted felon.
  • Being incarcerated at the Detention Center within the last six (6) months.
  • Having outstanding warrants.
  • Being on active probation, parole or any form of conditional release.
  • Being deemed to be a threat to the person in custody or the jail's security

If a person is approved to visit a person in custody at the Las Vegas Detention Center, his/her visiting time depends on where the inmate is housed in the jail:

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All visits at Las Vegas City Jail are conducted through glass and with a telephone. Visitors should arrive a half hour early to check in. They can usually find street parking at the blue visitation gate between Mojave and Pecos on Stewart Ave.

Attorneys may visit persons in custody at Las Vegas City Jail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment time, call (702) 229-1786 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

5. Sending mail to a person in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail

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Outsiders may mail letters to persons in custody at City Jail using the following address:

INMATE NAME, I.D. #
City of Las Vegas Detention Center
3300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Outsiders may not mail photographs or packages to a person in custody at the City of Las Vegas Detention Center. If they do so, they will be returned.

Persons in custody at Las Vegas Detention Center may receive books and magazines only if they are mailed directly from the publisher. There is also a library in the jail inmates may use.

6. Transferring funds to a person in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail

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There are three ways to place money on an inmate's books at the Las Vegas City Jail:

  • Online at the Access Corrections website, with credit or debit card
  • Over the phone, by calling (866)345-1884 toll free, with credit or debit card.
  • In person at a deposit kiosk in the Detention Center's visitation area, with credit card, debit card, or cash. It is located at 3300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The kiosk is available during inmate visitation. It is also available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (excluding holidays) from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Once deposited, the money is posted immediately to the inmate's account. Outsiders may not deposit money to an inmates account with money orders.

7. Shopping privileges at the Las Vegas City Jail

The Las Vegas City Jail has a commissary, which is like a general store, where persons in custody may buy various items using the money on their books. The commissary sells toiletries, snack foods and stationary.

Inmates are given purchase forms to the Las Vegas City Jail commissary on Mondays, and the items are delivered by Friday or Saturday. (Money put on an inmate's books after 7:30 a.m. on Friday cannot be used for the following Monday's commissary purchase.)

8. Releasing property and vehicles belonging to persons in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail.

In order for inmate property to be released to an outside person or for bail purposes, a property release form must be completed. The person in custody can ask an officer for the form, or an outside person can request an inmate fill out the form at the bail window (located at 3300 Stewart Ave.).

Property may be released from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

9. Medical and other personal needs at the Las Vegas City Jail

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The City of Las Vegas Detention Center offers medical care, psychiatric care, and group counseling. There are also weekly religious services.

Persons in custody at the Las Vegas City Jail may be assigned jobs to help teach them work and social skills for when they leave the jail. Some of these community work programs include the Outside Work Crew and the Beautification Project, which help maintain the cleanliness of city parks and streets.

In addition, inmates may be assigned to the Family and Youth Services Community Trustee Crew to help with food preparation, service and sanitation at the Clark County Family and Youth Services kitchen. Inmates can also work at the Las Vegas City Jail's cafeteria.

During their incarceration, Las Vegas City Jail inmates are provided with orange jumpsuits to wear.

Arrested? Help is available . . . .

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If you or someone you know has been booked at the City of Las Vegas Detention Center, phone our Nevada 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, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.

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