Carson City Sheriff’s Detention Center


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Carson City Detention Center

If arrested for committing crimes in Carson City, Nevada, will most likely be booked at the Carson City Sheriff’s Detention Center.

The address for Beatty Jail is:

897 E. Musser St.
Carson City, NV 89701

Finding an Inmate at the Carson City Jail

To obtain information about inmates housed within the Carson City Detention Center, call 775-283-5245 during the hours of operation.

Alternatively, you may find inmate information using the online search tool provided by the detention center. To search for an inmate held at this detention center, you search by last name, first name or inmate ID as the following link:

Our Nevada criminal defense lawyers at The Defenders provide general information about the Carson City Sheriff’s Detention Center, including:

  • Process of bailing out inmates
  • Inmate release information
  • How to phone inmates
  • Jail visitation hours
  • Mailing to inmates
  • Releasing property from inmates
  • Medical and other personal needs
  • How to transfer funds to inmates
  • Shopping privileges

Process of Bailing Out Inmates

For bail inquiries, please contact your local directory to locate an appropriate agency. The Detention Center’s staff are not permitted to suggest any particular bail bond firm. Each entity’s personnel will be glad to assist you with anything, including contacting the Detention Center. It is impossible for the department to predict exact release dates due on the huge intake and releases every year over 4,000 per month.

Bail Hotline – 775-283-5245

How to Phone Inmates

Although inmates at the Carson City Jail are not allowed to receive incoming calls, they are given a set time each week to make outgoing phone calls.

Jail Visitation Hours

Visitors must make an appointment in order to visit.

Appointments are accepted on Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

Below are some other guidelines around visitation for inmates in Carson City Jail:

  • Visitors must be placed on the an inmate’s visiting list.
  • There will be no visitation on holidays.
  • The visits are supervised by staff and are non-contact.
  • Visits are on Sundays only and last for 15 minutes.
  • Visiting may be altered or cancelled at any time.
  • Visitors are only allowed one visit per week.
  • No more than two visitors and one child.
  • There are no restrictions as to the number of attorney visits or legal counsel.


Visitors will be searched and must pass a security screening. Visitors will be required to present a valid photo ID from the United States or Canada. All foreign nationals visiting the facility will be required to produce valid passports. The supervisor on duty may allow visitors with or without IDs.

Dress Code

All visitors will be dressed appropriately. The following dress will not be permitted:

  • Any attire associated with gangs, drugs, alcohol, violence or discrimination.
  • Undergarments (bras, underwear, boxer shorts, etc.) should not be visible. Sheer and see-through clothing are not allowed.
  • Blouses and shirts should not show cleavage and skin should not be visible at midriff.
  • Halter-tops, backless shirts, sleeveless shirts and strapless garments are not allowed. Shirts must have sleeves and cover shoulders.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must extend below fingertips with arms in relaxed position.
  • No ripped or torn shirts or pants. Pants must be worn around the waist and properly fitted.
  • Excessive baggy pants as well as excessively tight pants are unacceptable.

Mailing to Inmates

Incoming U.S. mail will be delivered Monday through Friday of each week with the exception of holidays.

Inmate Name
Carson City Sheriff’s Detention Facility
897 E. Musser St.
Carson City, NV 89701

The following incoming mail will not be permitted:

  • Items that are illegal or violate U.S. Postal Service Regulations.
  • Items that advocate or describe the killing of law enforcement personnel, facility disorder, escape, or any other criminal acts.
  • Items that contain contraband which include lewd photographs.
  • Polaroid photographs, gang related photographs, or any other items deemed inappropriate by staff.
  • Magazines, newspapers and paperback books or parts thereof.
  • No website generated or email items allowed.
  • Packages, unless clearly marked “Legal Mail.” All other packages will be returned to sender including “express” or “priority” type overnight packages/ envelopes or placed in the inmate’s property.
  • Stickers (other than a single return address label), sexual materials, advertisements, books or sections of books, checks, stamps, extra envelopes, forwarded mail, mail to other inmates, mail depicting illicit drug possession or use, or gang related materials.
  • Mail received with false or incomplete return address (including complete name of sender), third party mail, or messages, or no return address.
  • Mail received from another detention facility.
  • Any mail with any foreign substance on them including, but not limited to perfumes, lipstick, lip-gloss, oils, paints, glitters, glitter ink, or any other unidentified substance.

How to Transfer Funds to Inmates

To transfer money to an inmate’s commissary account, visit Smart Deposit.

Note that when providing funds, only the following will be accepted:

  • Money orders displaying typed or stamped value amounts, payable to CCSO/inmates name
  • U.S. currency

Arrested? We’re Your Best Defense

If you or someone you know has been booked at the Carson City Detention Center, call our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Las Vegas at 702-333-3333 for a free strategy session. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At The Defenders, our seasoned criminal defense attorneys understand that each alleged crime has a unique set of circumstances surrounding it, and we are committed to thoroughly investigating each and every facet of the case to build the best defense possible.

“If you are looking for the best criminal defense attorneys in Las Vegas…you have found them. Use them for all of your criminal defense needs you won’t be sorry.” – Josh Nickelsen

We believe that every person has the right to an aggressive defense to help protect their freedoms, liberties and keep his or her record clear.

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