Mesquite Jail Information in Nevada
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Anyone arrested for a misdemeanor crime in Mesquite, Nevada, will be booked at the Mesquite Jail. It's a small detention center of just twenty beds. As described below, processing times and bail procedures in the Mesquite Jail are quick since it's such a tiny facility.

The majority of people held at the Mesquite Detention Center have been charged with or sentenced for such Nevada misdemeanor crimes as the Nevada crime of DUI, Nevada crime of shoplifting and Nevada crime of domestic violence.  People arrested for gross misdemeanors or felonies may be booked at the Mesquite jail initially before being transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Mesquite Detention Center can be reached at (702) 346-6925. It's located in the same building as the Mesquite Police Station and Mesquite Municipal Court, at 500 Hillside Dr., Mesquite, NV 89027:


This article provides general information about the Mesquite Detention Center, including:

1. Bailing out persons in custody at the
Mesquite Jail
2. Locating a person in custody at the
Mesquite Jail
3. Phoning a person in custody at the
Mesquite Jail
4. Visiting a person in custody at the
Mesquite Jail
5. Mailing a person in custody at the
Mesquite Jail
6. Transferring funds to persons in custody at the Mesquite Jail
7. Shopping privileges for persons in custody at the Mesquite Jail
8. Releasing property from persons in custody at the Mesquite Jail
9. Medical and other personal needs for persons in custody at the Mesquite Jail
1. How to bail out an inmate at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

Persons in custody at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada may be bailed out twenty-four hours a day.  Outsiders may post bail either in person or through a bail bondsman. The jail accepts cash or money orders, but note that money orders have to be in the exact, full amount and made out to the proper Mesquite Court.

People can bring bail money to the Mesquite Police Department at 695 Mayan Circle in Mesquite. If it's after business hours and the bail window is closed, they can call an administrator on the black phone in the lobby.

For further information on how to bail out an inmate from the Mesquite Jail, call the jail at (702) 346-6925 or go to our article on how to bail out an inmate from the Mesquite Jail.

2. Locating an inmate at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

To determine whether someone you know is currently in custody at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada, you may call the jail at (702) 346-6925 twenty-four hours a day. At this time, the Mesquite Jail does not make inmate information available online.

3. Phoning an inmate at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

Inmates have access to phones during the day where they may make collect calls to landlines. The Mesquite Jail commissary sells prepaid calling cards, which allow inmates to call cell phones. Also, outside people may set up a prepaid account through Securus to allow incoming inmate calls to any type of phone.

As with most jails, outside persons may not call a person in custody at the Mesquite Detention Center.

4. Visiting an inmate at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

Visitors must be pre-approved to visit an inmate at the Mesquite Detention Center. Note that all visitors will be checked for outstanding warrants.

Persons in custody at the Mesquite Detention Center may receive visitors twice a week for thirty (30) minutes each. So for example, if three different people come to see the same inmate on the same day, each visitor would get only ten minutes of visitation. Visits are conducted through glass windows with a phone.

  • Visiting hours for male inmates at the Mesquite Jail are on Thursdays and Sundays, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Visiting hours for female inmates at the Mesquite Jail are on Mondays and Wednesdays, also between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

In order to visit a person in custody at the Mesquite Jail, visitors don't have to call ahead of time to make an appointment. But they should show up a half hour early so that administrators can have enough time to check their photo I.D. and run a warrant check.

People may be denied visitation privileges if

  • They've been incarcerated at the Mesquite Jail in the last six months
  • They're on any kind of probation
  • They're a convicted felon
  • They have outstanding warrants
  • They're drunk or high
  • They are perceived to be a threat to the inmate or to the security of the jail
  • They're dressed in revealing clothes.

All visitors to the Mesquite Jail in Nevada must be at least eighteen (18) years old, or else supervised by a guardian twenty-one (21) years or older.

Lawyers who wish to meet with clients incarcerated in the Mesquite Jail should phone the jail in advance at (702) 346-6925 to schedule an appointment. Lawyers should bring their photo I.D. and inform the jail if they're bringing other visitors with them.

5. Sending mail to an inmate at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

Anyone may send letters to persons in custody at the Mesquite Detention Center. The mailing address is:

INMATE NAME
c/o Mesquite Police Department
695 Mayan Circle
Mesquite, NV 89027

All mail is searched by jail officials prior to delivery. You may not send packages or unused stamps. Inmates may have only four photographs (no Polaroids) at a time in their possession, so any photographs sent may be confiscated if the limit has been exceeded. People should not send explicit photographs or any inappropriate materials.

Mesquite jail inmates may receive books and magazines only if they're mailed directly from the publisher.

6. Transferring funds to an inmate at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

Anyone may put money on an inmate's books at the Mesquite Jail either in person or by mail. The Mesquite NV Detention Center accepts cash, money orders and cashier checks, but only in denominations of twenty dollars ($20) or less.

To transfer funds in person, go to the Mesquite Police Department at 695 Mayan Circle Mesquite, NV 89027. A staff member will always be there to receive the money and give you a receipt.

To transfer funds by mail, send the money to the inmate at the following address, and it will be placed on the inmate's books within a day:

Mesquite Police Department
695 Mayan Circle
Mesquite, NV 89027

7. Shopping privileges at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

Persons in custody at the Mesquite Detention Center may fill out forms to buy items from the jail commissary (which is similar to a general store) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Their purchases are generally delivered by the next day.

The Mesquite Jail commissary sells mostly stationary, toiletries, snacks and prepaid calling cards. Mesquite Jail inmates also have access to a small library.

8. How to release property and vehicles belonging to inmates at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

An inmate must sign a property release form in order for his/her property or vehicle to be released from the Mesquite Detention Center. The inmate can request this form, or an outside person can call the jail at (702) 346-6925 and request that the inmate be given a property release form to sign.

An inmate's property is usually released between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

9. Medical and personal needs at the Mesquite Jail in Nevada

All inmates at the Mesquite Detention Center are provided green uniforms to wear during their incarceration. If a person in custody at the Mesquite Jail requires medical care, the jail administrators will make an appointment with a physician. (Due to the facility's small size, there are no medical personnel on staff.)

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