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    Clark County Detention Center Made Easy for Inmate Families and Friends

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    Clark County Detention Center Made Easy for Inmate Families and Friends

Although I am a California and Texas lawyer, I have represented clients incarcerated in Las Vegas County jail with an interest in CA or TX matters. My friend, Chille DeCastro of DeleteLawz, is on what many believe is a wrongful conviction. What happens when someone is arrested for a crime in Las Vegas? Law enforcement agencies round up and corral prisoners and today’s focus is the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC). In the city, this is the primary jail facility, which means any arrested person will likely find themselves there. These facilities are near the strip, and the main building is served by a parking structure about 400 yards away.

My experience visiting Clark County Detention Center on March 24, 2024, is as follows:

I had to register as a visitor at the corrections assistance window after passing through security, consisting of two officers. Although I am a lawyer, since I am not licensed in Las Vegas, Nevada courts, they refused me an in-person visit. Only Nevada lawyers and their legal team get in-person visits. Not even family can see their loved ones in person. I was not allowed to give him the books I brought him. They said prisoners can only get books directly from the publishers. I was ushered to a cubicle with a phone and screen. I was able to speak with Chille for about 15-20 minutes, and it logged us off.

Apart from those placed under arrest but not convicted, the jail is also the holding place for those sentenced to a misdemeanor and those waiting for their trial date. Below, I will cover how an individual can get a visit or even add money to the commissary for prisoners housed there.

There is also the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (IC things. At the CCDC, there is what is known as an ICE hold. If a person should be placed on it, there may be an extra 48 hours spent in the facility since there needs to be an evaluation of their legal status in the United States.

Note that the 48-hour period does not include weekends or public holidays. If ICE finds that the inmate is likely illegal, a transfer to the Las Vegas Immigration Jail. This CCDC facility is at 330 South Casino Center Drive, Las Vegas.

Is It Hard to Find CCDC Inmates?

Thankfully, inmate information is not too hard to come by for family members and other loved ones who may want to locate someone. If you want to know whether someone is at the CCDC, simply call (702) 671-3900.

Alternatively, you can head to the information search page for the facility.

Once there, you’ll need to fill out a form with either:

  1. The inmate’s name
  2. The inmate’s ID
  3. The JC case number

Whether individuals use the phone or website, your search will allow you to find details about the inmate’s case, visiting hours, court dates, and even the amount needed to post bail. Note that if you choose to call in, you must also provide one of the pieces of information required for the web search.

However, if the inmate is under 18 years old, the facility does not reveal any information to members of the public.

When Are Family Members and Friends Allowed to Visit Inmates?

Anyone who wants to go must respect the visiting hour allowances. At the CCDC, visits are allowed between 7:30 AM to 10:and AM and 7 PM to 10:50 PM. People can also use a third window between 1:30 PM on Saturdays.

Of course, visiting is not as easy as just walking in. You must register with the CCDC first, which must be done in person. Note that doing so requires a photo ID, so please ensure you have yours. Once you have registered, though, things get much simpler going forward. You can then go online or use a lobby kiosk to schedule your visits.

A single inmate can only be viewed by one person at a time. Those older than 13 years will always need an ID and will need to be accommodated by an adult.

Remember to Follow the Dress Code

As you can imagine, there’s a dress code that you need to follow if you visit. The CCDC site has a full rundown of the visitation rules, including those shared here.

With that said, consider the following:

  1. No undergarments should be visible
  2. No bare feet
  3. No head coverings, such as ball caps, skull caps, or du-rags
  4. No sleeveless shirts, tank tops, “spaghetti” straps, or tube tops
  5. No miniskirts
  6. No short shorts
  7. Shirts should be tuckable

Is It Possible to Contact an Inmate by Phone?

If you’re thinking of just picking up the phone and calling an inmate to see how they’re doing, that course of action may not go down as well as you would hope. The rule of thumb is that no incarcerated person is allowed to take any phone call unless there is an emergency. Assuming what is going on, you can call There700.

There is an evaluation process here, which is meant to determine the extent to which the matter falls under the urgent umbrella.

On the other hand, an inmate can phone someone using the collect call system. If you know that you are receiving calls from an inmate at the CCDC, you are advised to set up what is known as Advance Connect.

Effectively, it’s a plan designed for friends and family that allows them to get calls from those incarcerated. If you want to set up and add money to an Advance Connect or debit account (allowing inmates to call anyone), you can call Securus at -8001 or visit the company’s website.

What About Sending Mail to Inmates in Custody?

What about sending mail to an inmate? Is that an option? Letters, photos, and inmate funds can be sent directly to the CCDC at the following address:

Inmate Name – Inmate ID Number

Clark County Detention Center

PO Box 43059

Las Vegas, NV 89116

  • Bear in mind that any social (non-legal) mail must be screened for contraband.
  • If the CCDC deems fit, it can be returned to the sender.
  • Sending cash by mail is not recommended.

With that out of the way, there are a few requirements for accepted mail to know:

  1. A return address must always be present
  2. Only white paper and white envelopes will be accepted with pencil, black ink, or being used.
  3. The maximum envelope size is 4 inches by 9 1/2 inches
  4. Letter size paper (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches) is the largest accepted size
  5. Only five photos can be in a parcel, and they must be 4 inches by 6 inches. These photos should not be pornographic, partially nude, sexually suggestive, etc.

Additionally, you’ll want to be aware of the following prohibited mail materials:

  • Official documents
  • Newspapers
  • Bulk mail
  • Postcards
  • Greeting cards
  • Mail with glued items, stickers, or rhinestones

Is There a Commissary at the Las Vegas Detention Center?

The CDCC has a commissary. This is a store that inmates can use to buy things that are in a catalog. Based on where the inmate is, deliveries are made once a week.

You can reference the following table for a clear idea of the schedule:

Apart from the schedule, the goods that can be purchased from the commissary are also subject to change. Typical items include snacks, reading materials, toiletries, and stationery.

Aramark gift bags can be sent to inmates via the ICare website or by calling (702) 380-3118.

How Can Funds Be Put on an Inmate’s Books?

Pay attention here because there is quite a bit to cover. First, all inmates have a name where funds are kept. Typically, loved ones will use the money on their books to make purchases via the commissary alluded to above. How do the funds get there? Review the different options below.


This is a good time to reiterate that sending cash via mail is not advised. Instead, head to 330 S. Casino Center Blvd, Las Ve, gas, NV 89101, to visit the jail’s kiosk. Here, you can drop off the cash, typically posted in about 15 minutes. However, there are instances when you will need to know the inmate’s name and number alongside the CCDC Facility number, 289101.

Additionally, this process attracts the following fees:

Credit or Debit Card

The funds will be posted via credit/debit card in about a day. However, weekends and holidays do not count, so you’ll want to keep them in mind to avoid unwanted inconvenience. TouchPay is the service used here, and you can access it by calling 1-866-232-1899 or visiting the service website.

Again, the inmate ID and facility number, 289101, will be needed for a successful transaction. It is the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the information provided is correct and complete.

The remitter will then deposit the money into the inmate’s account. The CCDC states that it is not liable for payments made into the wrong account.

The applicable fees are as follows:

Money Orders

There is a 10-day hold placed on money orders, and weekends/holidays are not included. However, they will be posted within only one business day. You are required to send them to the following address:

Inmate Name – Inmate ID Number

Clark County Detention Center

PO Box 43059

Las Vegas, NV 89116.

You must make the money order payable to the “CCDC Inmate Trust Account.” Additionally, ensure that the inmate’s name and ID number are included somewhere. Note that tending cashier’s, business-issued, and personal checks are not allowed.

How Does Bailing an Inmate out of the Facility Work?

Family members, representatives, or friends may post bail upon the inmate’s arrival. Either a bonds agency or personal funds may be used. Bail depends on the court the case is with. It could be the Clark County District Court or the Las Vegas Justice Court.

Las Vegas Justice Court Bail:

Cash, card (Visa or MasterCard), or check payment options may be used. Note, however, that the process is to be done in person. This must be done at the Pretrial Services Bail Bond window, which is always open.

If cash is being used, the exact amount must be paid in full up to $10,000. Visa and MasterCard payments are allowed up to $10,000. Any money order or cashier’s check must be payable to the Las Vegas Justice; include the inmate’s name and the inmate. Personal checks are not accepted.

Clark County District Court Bail

Bail must be paid to the Regional Justice Center across from the CCDC. It is accepted between 8 AM and 5 PM. A money order or cashier’s check must be used here to make it payable to the court clerk. Again, ensure that the inmate’s name and ID number are included. Personal checks are not allowed here, either.

Do Inmates Held at the CCDC Have Access to Medical Professionals?

The CCDC is under a legal obligation to ensure that any necessary medical and prescription drug needs that inmates may have are met. If an inmate is ill, they will be placed on a particular medical ward.

If you have a friend or loved one who has been deprived of reasonable medical care, injured, or targeted, call (702) 671-5700 or (792) 671-5701 to express your concerns.

Inmates whose safety is threatened may be placed in protective custody. For example, persons who are a part of the homosexual or trans community are typically under that umbrella, considering that they tend to be harassed frequently.

Can an Inmate Release Funds?

If a CCDC inmate is in permanent housing, funds may only be released to businesses or legal entities. This rule does not apply to those in Boocan who can send funds to outside persons. However, inmates are not allowed to do transfers to other inmates.

Monetary releases are held for 24 hours, and the party receiving the money must show a government-issued ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Help Is Available for Those Arrested!

I hope you enjoyed learning about my experience as a visitor yesterday. Are you or someone you know booked at the CCDC who lives in California or Texas? Don’t hesitate to call Ehline Law Firm today! We will ensure you understand the confusing bail process in Nevada while ensuring that the best possible outcome for your case is secured. Give us a call today at (213) 596-9642!

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