Anyone arrested for a misdemeanor crime in Mesquite, Nevada, will be booked at the Mesquite Jail. It is a small detention center of just twenty beds. As described below, processing times and bail procedures in the Mesquite Jail are quick since it is 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 is located in the same building as the Mesquite Police Station and Mesquite Municipal Court, at 500 Hillside Dr., Mesquite, NV 89027.
Note that if an inmate is placed on a Nevada ICE hold at Mesquite, the person may remain in custody for an extra full 48 hours (not counting weekends or holidays) while ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) looks into seeing whether the inmate may be in the U.S. unlawfully. If ICE determines that he/she may be here illegally, he/she will be transferred to Las Vegas Immigration Jail.
This article provides general information about the Mesquite Detention Center, including:
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 is 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.
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.
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.
Visitors must be pre-approved to visit an inmate at the Mesquite Detention Center. Note that all visitors will be checked for outstanding warrants.
Visits can last thirty (30) minutes each. Visits are conducted through glass windows with a phone. There is no limit to the number of people who can share a visit as long as it does not get too crowded in the visiting booth.
- 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 do not 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 have been incarcerated at the Mesquite Jail in the last six months
- They are on any kind of probation
- They are a convicted felon
- They have outstanding warrants
- They are drunk or high
- They are perceived to be a threat to the inmate or to the security of the jail
- They are 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 are bringing other visitors with them.
Anyone may send letters to persons in custody at the Mesquite Detention Center. The mailing address is:
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 are 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
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.
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.
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.)
Arrested? Help is available . . . .
If you or someone you love has been booked at the Mesquite Detention Center, phone our Mesquite Criminal Defense Lawyers at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a phone consultation free of charge. We will help you make sense of the convoluted Nevada bail process while doing everything in our power to negotiate and litigate a favorable outcome for the case.
We represent clients throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Clark County Washoe County, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.