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How Are Inmate Records in Nevada Created and Stored?

Nevada inmate records are created by all different types of law enforcement, from the time someone is arrested until they are released on parole. The first document is usually the RAP sheet which contains the person’s name, address, physical description, a mug shot, and details about their crime. After that, every event that takes place in the inmate’s life is documented and added to the file. The State of Nevada Department of Corrections is the agency in charge of inmate records, all programs, and all facilities. They store the records online in a massive database so that the general public can perform an inmate search anytime day or night.

How to Find if Someone is in Jail or Prison in Nevada?

The state of Nevada makes it very easy to perform an inmate search and find someone in prison. The process for finding someone in a Nevada jail is different. To find someone in a state-run facility follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the State of Nevada Department of Corrections website .
  2. Click the “Inmate Info” button on the main menu.
  3. On the left sidebar, click “Inmate Search.”
  4. You can choose to search for an inmate via name or Offender ID. 
  5. Put in your criteria and hit the “Submit” button.
  6. A list of results will show up on the bottom of the page with the offender ID, name, gender, and the facility where they are held.
  7. You can click any offender ID for more information on the inmate.

When looking for criminal records, arrest records, warrants, sentencing, incarceration, and other types of public records, you can also try the InfoTracer search tool to quickly and easily pull up records on someone. 

What Does Nevada’s Prison System Look Like?

The entire prison system in Nevada is operated and overseen by the State of Nevada Department of Corrections. This agency is managed by Director, James Dzurenda, who works closely with the Governor to maintain public safety through their programs and facilities. The Nevada prison system includes: 

  • 7 State Prisons
  • 0 Federal prisons
  • 3 Juvenile detention centers
  • 11 conservation camps
  • 2 transitional housing facilities
  • Numerous local county and city jails. 

Did you Know?

  • 0.46% of people in Nevada are under correctional control, from which 13,724 are on probation, and 5,261 are on parole.
  • Every year, about 3,622 people walk out of prison gates in Nevada, but people go to jail 1.1 times more each year
  • 91% of prison inmates in Nevada are male, 9% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Nevada increased by 474 percent (from $117,879,428 to $676,355,000).
  • Between 2007 and 2016, the Nevada prison population increased by 3%

Types of Jails/Prisons in Nevada

The state of Nevada has a few different types of confinement facilities within its borders. First, the state has seven state-run and operated prisons for felons who are sentenced to more than a year in prison. They also have eleven conservation camps that serve a dual purpose of helping the environment while also promoting rehabilitation for low-security inmates. Nevada has two transitional housing facilities that help inmates regain their footing before being released. There are three facilities that house youth offenders, under the age of 18 and numerous local county and city jails to house pretrial inmates. 

How Many People are Locked up in Nevada?

Nevada’s prison system holds 13,757 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 13,622 residents are held in state prisons, 15 in juvenile correctional facilities, and 120 in local jails.

Correctional Facilities: Totals:
Juvenile Correctional Facilities15
State Prisons13,622
Local Jails120

Nevada State Prisons

Nevada runs seven state prisons. Two of the original nine have since closed. These facilities are managed and operated by the State of Nevada Department of Corrections. The list includes: 

  • ESP - Ely State Prison.
  • FMWCC - Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center.
  • HDSP - High Desert State Prison.
  • LCC- Lovelock Correctional Center.
  • NNCC - Northern Nevada Correctional Center.
  • SDCC - Southern Desert Correctional Center.
  • WSCC - Warm Springs Correctional Center.

How to Search for State Prison Inmates

The process for finding someone located in a Nevada state prison is pretty simple. The Department of Corrections keeps all inmate records in a database making inmate searches quick and easy. Simply follow the procedure below to find a state prison inmate in Nevada: 

  1. Visit the State of Nevada Department of Corrections website .
  2. Click the “Inmate Info” button on the main menu.
  3. On the left sidebar, click “Inmate Search.”
  4. You can choose to search for an inmate via name or Offender ID. 
  5. Put in your criteria and hit the “Submit” button.
  6. A list of results will show up on the bottom of the page with the offender ID, name, gender, and the facility where they are held.
  7. You can click any offender ID for more information on the inmate.

Nevada County Jails

All Nevada county jails are managed and operated by local law enforcement such as county Sheriff’s Offices and local city police. These detainment centers house recently arrested suspects and inmates awaiting trial. Some of the most prominent local jails for the state are: 

  • Beatty Jail
  • Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center
  • Clark County Detention Center (also called CCDC)
  • Las Vegas City Jail
  • Henderson Detention Center (also called Henderson Jail)
  • North Las Vegas Detention Center (also called North Las Vegas Jail)
  • Mesquite Detention Center (also called Mesquite Jail)
  • Laughlin Jail (also called Tucker Holding Facility)
  • Washoe Detention Facility (also called Washoe Jail or Reno Jail)
  • Elko Jail
  • Nye County Detention Center (Pahrump Jail)
  • Tonopah Jail

Nevada's County and Local Jail Prison Population During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total10010226797102120
Male6868245767987
Female323422212333

How to Perform a Nevada Jail Inmate Search

Unfortunately, the jails are not part of the State of Nevada Department of Corrections system, so finding someone in a Nevada jail will be different than for other types of facilities. Each Nevada jail is individual and operated by local law enforcement. However, many of the city police departments and Sheriff’s Offices have websites where you can search for and find an inmate in Nevada local jail. 

Nevada Juvenile Detention Centers

The state of Nevada also has three juvenile detention centers. They also are run by the State of Nevada Department of Corrections. They hold youth offenders (under the age of 18) and the focus on rehabilitation and education. The three centers are: 

  • Summit View Youth Center (SVYC).
  • Caliente Youth Center (CYC).
  • Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC).

Juvenile Population in Custody During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total61009915
Male60009915
Female100000

How to Search for Inmates in Juvenile Detention Center Inmates

Juvenile records are sealed and not available for public inmate searches. Therefore, someone wanting to locate a person in a Nevada juvenile detention center should contact the center directly to inquire. The Nevada Department of Corrections has information about visitation and sending money or gifts. 

Nevada Transitional Facilities

Nevada employs transitional housing facilities to get inmates ready to be reintegrated into society. These low-security facilities offer assistance with getting jobs, finding secure housing, education, and help with addictions and mental health issues. The two transitional housing facilities in Nevada are: 

  • CGTH - Casa Grande Transitional Housing.
  • NNTH - Northern Nevada Transitional Housing.

How to Search for an Inmate in a Nevada Transitional Housing Facility

The transitional housing portion of the prison system is linked in with the rest of the facilities and therefore finding someone located in a transitional house in Nevada is easy. Just follow the steps below: 

  1. Visit the State of Nevada Department of Corrections website .
  2. Click the “Inmate Info” button on the main menu.
  3. On the left sidebar, click “Inmate Search.”
  4. You can choose to search for an inmate via name or Offender ID. 
  5. Put in your criteria and hit the “Submit” button.
  6. A list of results will show up on the bottom of the page with the offender ID, name, gender, and the facility where they are held.
  7. You can click any offender ID for more information on the inmate.

Nevada Conservation Camps

Nevada cares deeply about the environment, and therefore, they keep ten conservation camps to house low-risk inmates while giving them an opportunity to give back to society, earn degrees, and keep busy. These inmates work on “conservation projects, roadside clean up, local area assistance, and fire-fighting during the fire season.” The list of conservation camps includes: 

  • CCC - Carlin Conservation Camp.
  • ECC - Ely Conservation Camp.
  • HCC - Humboldt Conservation Camp.
  • JCC - Jean Conservation Camp.
  • PCC - Pioche Conservation Camp.
  • SCC - Stewart Conservation Camp.
  • TLVBC - Three Lakes Valley Boot Camp.
  • TLVCC - Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp.
  • TCC - Tonopah Conservation Camp.
  • WCC - Wells Conservation Camp.

How to Search for an Inmate in a Nevada Conservation Camp

Since the entire incarceration system is linked through the State of Nevada Department of Corrections, the process for finding someone held in a conservation camp is the same as with state prison. Follow the instructions below: 

  1. Visit the State of Nevada Department of Corrections website .
  2. Click the “Inmate Info” button on the main menu.
  3. On the left sidebar, click “Inmate Search.”
  4. You can choose to search for an inmate via name or Offender ID. 
  5. Put in your criteria and hit the “Submit” button.
  6. A list of results will show up on the bottom of the page with the offender ID, name, gender, and the facility where they are held.
  7. You can click any offender ID for more information on the inmate.

Why are People Incarcerated in Nevada?

There are about 23,000 people incarcerated in the state of Nevada. Of that total, 13,000 are in state prison and 7,200 in local jails. The most common reason that people are in prison in Nevada is due to drug charges. The second top reason is DUIs, then other non-violent offenses, after that property damage and then sex offenses and violence.

Nevada’s Incarceration Rate and Statistics

Nevada’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 460, which is higher than an average incarceration rate by 2%. The number of Nevada prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 13,757, from which 9% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 12,490 in 2016.

2011201220132014201520162017
Total4610459434444460451
Male8440835789806835817
Female7107776808384

Where Do Nevada Inmates Go When They are Released?

The state of Nevada has two transitional housing facilities available to non-violent, non-sex criminals within 18 months of release. They live in these dormitory-style facilities while working on obtaining housing, employment, vocational training, and social services. These facilities also provide drug and alcohol treatment as well as supervision for probation violators. All other inmates will be released and go back to family and friends. 

How Does Parole Work in Nevada?

When an inmate does well in prison and does not break any additional laws, the parole board may review his or her progress and release them early on parole. Parole is a privilege, but it comes with some strict rules, including routine drug tests, check-ins with a parole officer and other stipulations. If the parolee violates any of these rules, they will return to prison for the remainder of their sentence. 

Parole Population

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Parole Population: 5,261
Entries: 3,635
Exits: 3,881
Change in 2016: -4%

How Does Someone Get Probation in Nevada?

Probation is an alternative to prison. Nevada judges have the right to order probation rather than send a low-risk or first-time offender to prison where the punishment might be more than the crime. Probation is a supervision program where the probationer has to check in regularly with their probation officer and follow other rules. If they break any of the court-ordered regulations, they will go immediately to prison.

Probation Statistics

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Probation Population: 13,724
Entries: 5,724
Exits: 5,414
Change in 2016: 0%

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