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The Washoe County Detention Center is a facility in Reno, Nevada that holds people who have been arrested or convicted of felony, misdemeanor, or federal offenses. The Washoe County Detention Facility, also known as the Reno Jail, Reno Correctional Center, or the Washoe County Detention Center, is a large modern jail with over 1,000 beds.

Washoe Jail‘s address is 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512, and the phone number is 775-328-3062. The general public may search for inmates through the Washoe Jail inmate search portal.

Finding an Inmate at the Washoe County Detention Center

To obtain information about inmates incarcerated at the Washoe Country Jail, you may search for them through the jail’s inmate search page. Alternatively, you can also call 775-328-3062.

Our Reno criminal defense lawyers at The Defenders provide general information about the Washoe County Jail, including:

  • Process of bailing out inmates
  • How to phone inmates
  • Jail visitation rules hours
  • Mailing to inmates
  • How to transfer funds to inmates
  • Shopping privileges

Process of Bailing Out Inmates

Within 24 hours, all inmates are interviewed for an Own Recognizance release by Pre Trial Services. If granted, the inmate will be released without the need for bail. If the release is not granted, bail will be set for the inmate or the inmate will be held without bail until seen by the court.

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.

If you are posting bail, take note of the following guidelines. The courts will accept only:

  1. U.S. currency
  2. Certified or cashier’s checks drawn on U.S. banks
  3. Postal money orders (with the amount typed or stamped)
  4. Bonds posted by accepted bail agents (except cash-only bails and fines)

Money orders, certified and cashier’s checks should be made payable to the court hearing the case.

Once bail is posted, the release procedure takes up to eight hours.

Alternatively, you can also post bail online via GovPayNow.com. You will need the following information to post bail:

  • Court of Jurisdiction
  • Payment Amount
  • Name of Arrestee/Defendant for whom payment is being made
  • Arrestee/Defendant’s Date of Birth
  • Arrestee/Defendant’s Booking Number

Below are links to the most common courthouses’ bail-pay pages are:

Once bail is posted, the release procedure takes up to eight hours.

The jail does not provide transportation from the detention facility, but city buses run a regular schedule between the facility and downtown Reno.

How to Phone Inmates

No incoming calls can be received except for voicemail messages to approved inmates.

However, inmates are entitled to one (1) free 15-minute phone call each week to approved family and friends. This free phone call cannot be used for international calls.

Jail Visitation Rules and Hours

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has decided to use Smart Communications for inmate visits. This integrated inmate communication system allows video visitation, phones, email, tablets, personal mail and more.

Online/remote visits

Visitors with a fast internet connection and a computer or smartphone camera may conduct two-way video meetings over www.smartinmate.com. Except for attorneys and other confidential visitors, all video meetings may be observed and recorded.

On-site/in-person visits

Video visitation is available in our public lobby Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visitors can use the kiosks in the lobby to conduct the video visit.

Visits need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Mailing to Inmates

Letters may be mailed to inmates using the following address information:

Smart Communications / Washoe County Detention Facility
Adam Smith #123456 (example inmate)
PO Box 9163
Seminole, FL 33775-9137

Note that the address is different from the facility. All mail received at the Washoe Jail will be returned to the sender.

You may also send email messages to inmates via https://smartinmate.com.

How to Transfer Funds to Inmates

There are multiple options for sending money to inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility.

  • In-person via the Kiosks located in the Sheriff’s Office foyer and in the visiting lobby – cash or credit card
  • Online using credit cards via https://www.deposits.jailatm.com/webdeposits/ can be made to an inmates commissary account
  • Mail (money orders or cashier’s check – must have inmate name) addressed to Washoe County Jail, ATTN: Inmate Accounting

You can also add money directly to an inmate’s Smart Communications account for phone calls, emails, visits, and entertainment at https://www.smartjailmail.com

Shopping Privileges

The Washoe County Detention Facility has a commissary that functions like a general store where inmates may spend the money on their books to buy items once per week. The types of merchandise sold at the commissary include various snack foods, stationery (including postcards and stamped envelopes), toiletries, art supplies and over-the-counter drugs.

Arrested? We’re Your Best Defense

If you or someone you know has been booked at the Washoe County 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.

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

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