People arrested for crimes in Henderson, Nevada will likely be booked at the Henderson Detention Center. Also known as the Henderson Jail, this facility of five hundred-plus inmates is located downtown in the same building as the Henderson Justice Court and the Henderson Municipal Court. The address is 18 E. Basic Rd. Henderson, NV 89015, Henderson, NV 89015.
The Henderson Detention Center houses people who are awaiting trial as well as people serving Nevada misdemeanor sentences of one year or less. (Nevada felony sentences of one year or more are served in the separate Nevada prison system.) The Henderson Jail also houses suspected non-citizens in ICE Detention (learn more about Las Vegas Immigration Jail).
In this article, our Henderson criminal defense lawyers provide information on the following Henderson Jail topics:
- 1. How do I find an inmate at the Henderson Detention Center?
- 2. Can I phone inmates?
- 3. What are the visiting hours?
- 4. Where do I send inmate mail?
- 5. How can I put money on the books?
- 6. Is there a commissary?
- 7. What are the bail procedures?
- 8. How do inmates release property?
- 9. Safety and medical needs
1. How do I find an inmate at the Henderson Detention Center?
2. Can I phone inmates?
As with most jails in Nevada, the general public may not make phone calls to persons in custody at the Henderson NV Jail. The only exceptions are phone calls from the inmates’ lawyers, parole officers, and probation officers.
However, persons in custody may make collect phone calls during daylight hours. These collect phone calls may go to both landlines and cell phones as long as the phone service provider allows such calls. Outsiders can set up a prepaid phone account with Securus by calling 1-800-844-6591. The jail commissary also sells phone cards that inmates may use.
3. What are the visiting hours?
People can do remote video visits online at Securus between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. A 20-minute remote visit costs $7.99.
Alternatively, people can visit inmates for free onsite. Persons in custody at the Henderson Jail may have only two twenty (20) minute onsite visits per week, with a limit of two (2) adults per visit. Children may visit, but they have to be under adult supervision at all times. Visitation hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Though visits are limited to twenty minutes, the Henderson Detention Center is open to making exceptions if visitors call in advance, especially for out-of-town visitors.
To schedule an appointment to visit a person in custody at the Henderson Detention Center, call (702) 267-5245 24 hours in advance. (If visitors call the day before the intended visit after 9:00 PM, they will not be able to schedule a visit for the next day.)
All visitors to the Henderson Nevada Jail are subject to a warrant check, and they will be asked to provide their social security number when they schedule an appointment. Visitors must check in at the jail a half hour prior to the scheduled appointment, and they will need to show their picture I.D. in order to be admitted.
The Henderson Jail enforces a conservative dress code for visitors. Visitors may not wear:
- tank tops, sleeveless clothing, tube tops, anything with “spaghetti straps,” or crop tops
- short shorts, short dresses, or miniskirts
- shower shoes
- hats of any kind, including baseball caps, skull caps, and “du-rags”
- articles of clothing that depict profane, sexually explicit, or derogatory language or graphics
Additionally, keep in mind that visitors must be able to tuck shirts and blouses in, and underwear must be completely covered at all times.
All visits in the Henderson Jail take place behind glass and with a telephone. Only attorneys may have “contact visits” with persons in custody.
4. Where do I send inmate mail?
Outsiders may mail letters and/or cards to persons in custody in the Henderson Detention Center at the following address:
INMATE NAME & ID #
Henderson Detention Center
P.O. Box 95050
Henderson, NV 89009-5050
The Henderson Detention Center opens and inspects all inmate mail prior to delivery, with the exception of legal mail. Mail may include only letters and a few photographs. Most other items sent will be confiscated.
Do not send:
- musical cards
- stickers or cards with glue and glitter
- items of a sexually explicit nature
- items referring to the purchase or assembly of weapons
- items or correspondence inciting anyone to commit or promote violence.
Outsiders may not send books or magazines to persons in custody at the Henderson Jail. However inmates may receive these items (softcover) directly from the publisher.
5. How can I put money on the books?
Every person in custody at the Henderson Jail has an individual trust account. This account holds funds that the inmate may use throughout their incarceration. If someone is arrested or sentenced to time in the Henderson Jail, all the money on their person is automatically transferred to this account.
Friends and family may also deposit money through www.mycarepack.com or by calling 1-866-394-0490. There are also SmartDeposit kiosks at the jail. People can pay through Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.
6. Is there a commissary?
On Sundays, persons in custody have the opportunity to complete a purchase form for items from the Henderson Jail commissary, which is like a general store. Henderson Detention Center commissary items typically include stationery, toiletries and snacks.
7. What are the bail procedures?
During business hours, outsiders may post bail in Henderson Justice Court or Henderson Municipal Court, both located at 243 Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015. Business hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays.
To bail someone out after business hours, go to the “Jail bail gate,” located directly behind the courthouse building off of S. Texas Ave.
Whether a person may pay bail by cash, bail bonds or other forms of payment depends upon the inmate’s criminal charges.
Release times for persons in custody are 3:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 9:00 p.m. However, processing bail is a lengthy process, so it is possible inmates will not be released until hours after bail is posted. (Daily release times for inmates completing a sentence are 9:00 a.m.)
For more information about bail, call the Henderson Detention Center at (702) 267-JAIL (5245). Or visit our page on how to bail out an inmate from the Henderson Jail.
8. How do inmates release property?
In order to retrieve property or vehicles belonging to persons in custody at the Henderson Jail, go to the Detention Center Lobby, located at 18 E Basic Road, Henderson, NV. The lobby is open daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
If the lobby is closed, go to the walk-up window to the west side of the lobby and press the silver button for help.
Recipients of the property must present a valid I.D., and the person in custody must have consented to release. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
9. Safety and medical needs
Persons in custody are provided orange uniforms to wear for the duration of their incarceration. A nurse is on call 24 hours a day at the Henderson Jail to administer prescribed medications.
If friends or family have concerns about a person in custody’s safety or medical needs, call the Henderson Jail at (702) 267-5245.
Arrested in Henderson? Call an attorney for help.
If you or someone you know has been booked at the Henderson Detention Center, phone our Henderson 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.
We represent clients throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Washoe County, Clark County, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.