The Washoe County Detention Facility is a large, modern facility with over 1,000 beds. It's also known as Washoe County Jail or the Washoe County Detention Center.
The Washoe County Jail's phone number is 775-328-3062. And the Washoe Jail's address is 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512.
On this page is general information (including bail procedures) about the Washoe County Jail including:
- Bailing out inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Locating inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Phoning inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Visiting inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Mailing or Emailing inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Transferring funds to inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Shopping privileges for inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Releasing property from inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
- Medical and other personal needs for inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility in NV
Bailing out a person in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
People can post bail in person by going either to the Washoe County Jail cashier or to the courthouse where the case is being handled. To post bail, the person will need to provide the following information:
- court of jurisdiction,
- the bail amount,
- the name of the inmate,
- the inmate's birth date, and
- the inmate's booking number.
Bail can be paid by:
- U.S. cash
- U.S. certified or cashier's checks made payable to the court hearing the case
- Postal money orders (as long as the money amount is typed or stamped) made payable to the court hearing the case
- Bonds posted by recognized bail agents (with the exception of cash-only bails and fines)
- Online at GovPayNet with a credit card or debit card. (Here are direct links to paying bail to Reno Justice Court, Reno Municipal Court, Sparks Justice Court, or Sparks Municipal Court.)
After bail is posted, the inmate is usually released within 1 to 4 hours. People released for "time served" are usually let go at 5:00 a.m. The jail does not provide transportation. However, Citi-Fare buses run between the jail and Reno's downtown area.
Locating a person in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
To locate an inmate at the Washoe County Jail, go to the Washoe Jail inmate search page. For more information call the jail at 775-328-3062.
Phoning a person in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
People outside of the Washoe County Detention Facility may not place calls to the inmates. Inmates have specified times during the day where they are allowed to make outgoing calls. They can place collect calls or use phone cards bought from the commissary.
Go to PCS Daily Dial to inquire about billing rates. Call PCS Daily Dial at 1-888-288-9879 to block or unblock inmate calls.
Visiting a person in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno Nevada
People may visit inmates at the Washoe County Jail either through Video Visitation at the facility or remotely over the web:
Remote visits (with general population inmates only):
Visitors with a computer equipped with a camera and fast internet may conduct two-way video visits over the internet at iWebVisit.com. Only general population inmates are allowed to have internet visits.
Inmates may have up to two remote video visits a day from Monday through Saturday. The video-visiting times are between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has the discretion to eliminate or reduce an inmate's video visits.
All video visits may be monitored and recorded except when with attorneys or other confidential visitors. Lawyers must go to the jail in person to get approval for confidential status prior to the first online visit. They will need to show a bar card and a photo ID.
Washoe County Jail inmates are not allowed to receive on-site visitors during the first five (5) days of their incarceration. After that, whether they may receive visitors depends upon their status.
Visitors are not required to schedule a visit ahead of time. However, it's recommended visitors call the jail in advance at 775-328-2955 to confirm visiting hours.
Inmates may have one personal visit per scheduled visiting day. All visits are conducted over video. Only 2 people may visit a person in custody at a time; children count as visitors. Visits are limited to 20 minutes each and may be cancelled by the jail at any time.
All visitors must be over 18 years old and have a valid I.D. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Visitors may be subject to a personal search.
Washoe County Jail visitors must follow the following dress code:
- no see-through clothing
- no bare midriffs or bare feet
- no "muscle" shirts or shirts with spaghetti straps
- no shorts or dresses above mid-thigh length
- appropriate undergarments are mandatory
Visitation times for the Washoe County Detention Facility general population are the following:
- For inmates with last names beginning with A through D, visiting days are on Mondays between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
- For inmates with last names beginning with E through K, visiting days are on Tuesdays between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
- For inmates with last names beginning with L through R, visiting days are on Wednesdays between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
- For inmates with last names beginning with S through Z, visiting days are Thursdays between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Special management inmates are allowed visitors during the following days and times:
- Inmates in mental segregation are allowed one visit weekly on Fridays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Inmates in protective custody are allowed one visit per week on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Inmates in administrative segregation are allowed one visit per month on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Inmates in disciplinary segregation are permitted professional visits only.
Professional and law enforcement visits may take place daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sending mail or email to a person in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
To send email to inmates, visit www.jailatm.com.
All ingoing and outgoing snail mail is limited to postcards no larger than 4.25 x 6 inches. Legal correspondence may be sent in envelopes. Inmates may receive magazines or books only if they are soft cover and are sent directly from the publisher or bookstore.
Postcards to inmates cannot be homemade and must not include the following:
- glue, glitter or tape
- labels or stickers
- defacements or alterations
- plastics or wrappings
- stains or watermarks
- perfumes, lipstick, body fluids, or biohazards
- felt marker, crayon or pain markings
- depictions of gang references, weapons, nudity, or explicit content
The address for sending a postcard to an inmate at the Washoe County Jail is:
The inmate's name, followed by the word 'inmate'
The inmate's booking number (if available)
Washoe County Jail
911 E. Parr Blvd.
Reno, NV 89512
Inmates may buy stamped envelopes for outgoing legal mail from the commissary on two conditions: 1) It's addressed to a recognized organization, and 2) it meets the definition of "legal mail."
Transferring funds to a person in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno Nevada
People have three options to deposit money on an inmate's books:
- In person. Go the kiosks in the visiting lobby or foyer at the Sheriff's Office at 911 E. Parr Blvd., Reno, NV 89512. The kiosks accept cash or credit card.
- By internet. Pay by credit card at http://www.jailatm.com.
- By mail. Pay by money order (which must bear the inmate's name) addressed to: Washoe County Jail, ATTN: Inmate Accounting, 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512.
For more information call the Washoe County Jail at 775-328-2951.
Shopping privileges for persons in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
The Washoe County Detention Facility has a jail commissary, which is like a general store. Inmates may use the money on their books to buy items once a week. The commissary sells various snack foods, stationary (including postcards and stamped envelopes), toiletries, art supplies and over-the-counter drugs.
To place money on an inmate's books, go to www.jailatm.com.
Releasing property and vehicles belonging to persons in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
People incarcerated at the Washoe County Detention Facility must fill out a property release form approving an outside person to receive his property or vehicle. The inmate may request this form, or an outside person may call 775-328-2951 to request that a form be given to the inmate.
There is no form for an inmate to fill out for release of vehicle; however, the inmate can write his/her release on a blank sheet of paper for someone to pick up at the cashier.
Medical and other personal needs for persons in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
The Washoe County Detention Facility offers twenty-four-hour medical care. Dental care is provided by appointment. The jail has a library, religious services, and yards. It also offers the following programs:
- General Educational Development (GED)
- Work Readiness Program
- Individual counseling
- Parent & Family Workshops
- Goal Setting Course
- Mental Health
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Domestic Violence
- Substance Abuse
Inmates who complete their GED or 8 substance abuse sessions may be released from custody 5 days ahead of schedule.
The jail also runs "inmate work crews." They remove graffiti, landscape, shovel snow for the disabled or elderly, set up or dismantle special events, and perform janitorial tasks in the jail.
Arrested in or around Reno? Call an attorney for help…
If you or someone you know has been booked at the Washoe County Detention Facility, phone our Nevada Criminal Defense Attorneys at (775) 348-9685 for a free consultation. We'll 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, Clark County, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.
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