Las Vegas Jail — Information for Family & Friends of Inmates
When people are arrested for a crime in Las Vegas, Nevada, they will likely be held in custody at the Clark County Detention Center, commonly abbreviated CCDC or called Clark County jail. This is the primary Las Vegas jail facility.
The Las Vegas Jail houses people who have just been arrested, who are awaiting trial, or who are serving Nevada misdemeanor sentences. The jail is located in downtown Las Vegas at 330 South Casino Center Drive.
Note that if a person is placed on a Nevada ICE hold at the CCDC, the person may remain in custody for an extra 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. illegally. If ICE determines that the inmate may be here illegally, the inmate will be transferred to Las Vegas Immigration Jail.
In this article, our criminal defense lawyers will answer frequently asked questions:
- 1. How do I locate a CCDC inmate?
- 2. Can I phone an inmate?
- 3. What are the visiting hours?
- 4. How do I send mail?
- 5. How can I put money on an inmate’s books?
- 6. Does CCDC have a commissary?
- 7. How do I bail out an inmate at the CCDC?
- 8. Does CCDC have doctors?
- 9. Can inmates release funds?
In order to find out whether a person is being detained at the CCDC, call the jail’s information line at (702) 671-3900 or use the jail’s Inmate Search Page. The information line and website also provide information on inmates’ bail amount, the nature of their case, court dates, and visiting hours.
In order to access inmate information over the phone or through the web, the following information is required:
- inmate’s full name, OR
- inmate identification number, OR
- case number.
However, the jail will not reveal any inmate information if the person in custody is under 18 years old or is under protective custody due to safety concerns.
Note that CCDC is different from Las Vegas City Jail, which houses people arrested for crimes including DUI in the incorporated city of Las Vegas.
Go to our article on finding an inmate at the CCDC.
A person in custody at the Las Vegas Jail may not receive phone calls unless it is an emergency, in which case the caller may phone (702) 671-5700. The Clark County Detention Center will then verify if it is truly an emergency situation.
A person in custody at the Las Vegas Jail may make outgoing collect calls. The person receiving the calls is encouraged to set up an account with Securus by calling customer service at 1-800-578-3658, which is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Keep in mind that these phone calls are recorded, so be careful not to reveal anything over the phone that may be construed as incriminating because it can and will be used against the defendant in court. The Clark County Detention Center is equipped with TTY machines to accommodate hearing impairment, and a telephone interpretation service is available to assist non-English speakers.
Go to our article on phoning an inmate at the CCDC.
Onsite visitation has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check the CCDC visitation schedule website for the latest updates.
Go to our article on visiting an inmate at the CCDC.
CCDC inmates are allowed to receive snail mail. The mailing address is:
Inmate name and inmate ID number
Clark County Detention Center
330 South Casino Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89101
All incoming mail is searched for drugs and other impermissible items prior to delivery. The only incoming mail which is not searched is correspondence from the inmate’s attorney, and it must be clearly marked “legal mail.”
Packages will be returned unless the sender receives prior approval from the Bureau Lieutenant. Call (702) 671-5700 to contact the Bureau Lieutenant.
Letters must be on white paper in white envelopes and typed or written in pencil, blue ink, or black ink. The following items may not be mailed to inmates:
- Greeting cards, card stock, and postcards.
- Colored envelopes.
- Post-it notes/adhesive items.
- Stamps that are not canceled; stationery or cards that are blank; envelopes that are not addressed to the person in custody.
- Any kind of pornographic material as well as photographs depicting nude, partly nude, or sexually graphic images.
- Literature considered obscene.
- Any item that may be considered a health hazard.
- Any cards, letters, or photographs that are affixed together by glue, tape or staples; letters may not be written with metallic ink pens.
- Any cards or photographs with dimensions larger than six inches by eight inches (6″ x 8″); also, persons in custody may not receive more than fifteen (15) photographs at a time.
- Items that cannot be easily identified as being acceptable.
Publishers and commercial dealers may send magazines, periodicals, soft-covered books and newspapers for distribution to all inmates at the Clark County Detention Center as long as the items are clearly identified. Persons in custody may receive books but only if they are soft-covered books and they are mailed directly from publishers and commercial dealers.
Go to our article about sending mail to an inmate at the CCDC.
Every inmate at the Las Vegas Jail has a trust account where funds may be kept in their name. Families usually use the money on their books to buy items through the jail’s commissary.
Credit or Debit Card
Credit/debit card transfers are usually posted within a day except for weekends and holidays. To transfer money call 1-866-232-1899 or go online to www.touchpaydirect.com. Note that fees do apply:
|Transaction Amount||Credit Card Transaction Fees|
|$0 – $20||$2.95, plus 3.5% of deposit|
|$20.01 – $100||$3.95, plus 3.5% of deposit|
|$100.01 – $200||$4.95, plus 3.5% of deposit|
Bring the cash to the jail’s kiosk at 330 S. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Know the inmate’s name and ID # and the CCDC Facility number, 289101. Transactions usually post within 15 minutes but can take a whole day. Note that fees do apply:
|Transaction Amount||Cash Only Transaction Fees|
|$0 – $20||$2.95 Only|
|$20.01 – $100||$3.95 Only|
|$100.01 – $200||$4.95 Only|
Money orders are subject to a hold for 10 business days.
Money orders are posted within one business day except for weekends and holidays. They may be sent through the mail to:
Inmate name and ID number
Clark County Detention Center
330 South Casino Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Money orders must be made payable to “CCDC Inmate Trust Account” and contain the inmate’s name and ID number somewhere on the money order. People may not send personal checks, cashier’s checks, and checks issued from businesses.
Go to our article on transferring funds to an inmate at the CCDC.
Visit the Clark County Detention Center’s webpage on transferring funds or call (702) 671-3900.
The Las Vegas Jail has a commissary, which is a general store where persons in custody may buy items through a catalog. The commissary makes a delivery once a week, depending on where the inmate is housed:
|Location of CCDC Inmate||Times Commissary Delivers|
|North Tower||Monday and Thursday|
|South Tower||Tuesday and Friday|
|North Valley Complex||Monday and Thursday|
|*Check the CCDC website for the inmate’s location||*Days are subject to change|
Goods available from the commissary at the Clark County Detention Center are subject to change. They usually include an assortment of snack foods, toiletries, reading materials, and stationery.
To send an Aramark gift basket to an inmate, visit ICare or call 877-615-3296.
Bail may be posted by the inmate upon booking or by family members, friends or representatives. Bail may come from personal funds or a bail bonds agency. (Bail bondsman post a “surety bond” in exchange for a 15% fee from the customer. This fee is non-refundable, and the bondsman keeps it after the case ends.)
There is a $50 filing fee that must accompany the bond payment. The procedure for posting bail differs depending on whether the person in custody’s case is in Las Vegas Justice Court or in Clark County District Court.
How to post Las Vegas Justice Court bail:
- In-person inside The Clark County Detention Center to the right of the “Visiting and Information Booth” at the PRETRIAL SERVICES Bail Bond Window; Open 24/7
- Cash full and exact amount up to $10,000
- Visa and Mastercard up to $10,000
- Cashier’s check or money order payable to Las Vegas Justice Court (include inmate’s name & ID number)
- Personal checks not accepted
How to post bail at Clark County District Court:
- Proceed to The Regional Justice Center across from The Clark County Detention Center on Casino Center Blvd and Lewis. Bail will be accepted during normal business hours of 8:00 A.M and 5:00 P.M.Cashier’s check or money order payable to CLERK OF THE COURT (include the inmate’s name and ID number)
- Personal checks not accepted
To pay after hours with cash, proceed to Pre Trial Service inside the Clark County Detention Center to the right and down the hall.
Child support bail can be paid with cash, PaymentUs, or Moneygram.
Go to our article on bailing out an inmate at the CCDC.
Visit the Clark County Detention Center’s webpage on bailing procedures. For more information, contact Pre Trial Services (702) 671-3285.
Las Vegas jail officials in the Clark County Detention Center provide constant supervision and weapons monitoring. Staff is unarmed, but they do carry pepper spray.
Surveillance cameras monitor every jail room except the showers and single-person cells. Persons in custody wear identical blue shirts and blue pants so that jail officials may quickly identify them as inmates.
Persons in custody are usually housed with people accused of committing like crimes and with similar criminal histories. Note that it is illegal for prisons and jails to segregate their populations along racial lines. However for safety purposes, the jail separates the sexes and members of rival gangs.
Persons in custody who behave well or who are accused of nonviolent crimes live in “open-dorm” areas, which house up to seventy-four (74) inmates. Persons in custody who misbehave or who are accused of more serious crimes stay in tiny isolation cells, where guards conduct room checks every two hours. Each person in custody has their own bed, desk and stool.
Persons in custody under suicide watch are stripped of everything, including clothes, except for a bed and blanket.
The Las Vegas Jail may put an inmate in protective custody if their safety is threatened. Transsexuals/transgenders and homosexuals are often placed in protective custody since they are frequently harassed.
The Clark County Detention Center is legally obligated to meet a person in custody’s “necessary” medical and prescription drug needs. There are also special medical wards for ill inmates.
People with a friend or loved one at the CCCD who is being targeted, injured, or deprived of adequate medical treatment can call the CCDC with their concerns at (702) 671-5700 or (702) 671-5701.
CCDC inmates in permanent housing may not release funds in their accounts to an individual or private party. However, they may release funds to a business or legal entity.
Meanwhile, CCDC inmates in booking may release funds from their accounts to an outside person, business, or legal entity.
All money releases to an outside person have to be held for 24 hours before the funds are released.
The person receiving the funds must show the jail a valid government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
Note that inmates may not transfer funds to other inmates.
Arrested? Help is available…
If you or someone you know has been booked at the Clark County Detention Center, phone our Nevada Criminal Defense Attorneys. 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.
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