Nevada Inmate and Arrest Records Search
Those who are imprisoned in Nevada are usually housed either in county jail or in the state prison. Those committing an offense where the imprisonment is for more than a year are sent to the state prison. All state prisons in Nevada are maintained by the Department of Corrections. The department has a facility using which, anyone can find out a person who has been lodged in state prison. Victims, as well as relatives/friends of an inmate, can search for prison inmates.
Offenders committing offenses where imprisonment is less than a year are housed in county jails. The county jail is maintained by the county authority. Counties need to be directly contacted by anyone who wants to know about inmates of county jails. The contact details of counties can be found by visiting the county website or by visiting third party websites that provide this information.
The Nevada Department of Corrections has an online inmate locator to help anyone looking for prison inmates of the state. The data from all the state prisons are uploaded centrally on to this site so that anyone looking for a prisoner can search for the data. https://ofdsearch.doc.nv.gov/form.php is the webpage from where a search can be made.
There are two ways of finding state prison inmates using this website.
1) Offender ID: Here, the identity of the offender, which is the unique identifier given by the Department of Corrections needs to be entered. This ensures an accurate match.
2) Demographics: In case, the offender ID is not known, then one can search for state prison inmates by typing the first name or last name or both. The full name can be used either for the search or a few characters of the name. This search will produce results of all inmates matching the search criteria. This has to be browsed to find the person you are looking for. The search results show the photo to help you find the right person.
Once you find the record of the person you are looking for, you can click on it to view the entire record. You can see information about the prisoner like name, ID, personal characteristics (height, eye colors, etc.), present institution, offenses, start date of sentence, and expected end of the sentence.
Using Third-Party Sites
Searchquarry.com is a third party site that has compiled information on prison inmates in Nevada and other states. Any member of the public can use this site to search for prisoner records. You can use the name of the prisoner to carry out a search. It is not just prisoner records but even other public records like marriage, divorce, birth, and death records that can be searched using this site. Once you find the record you are looking for, you need to pay a fee to download it.
Other third-party websites like Writeaprisoner.com has compiled information on finding prison inmates in various states. The website has links to official websites of state departments, websites of counties in the state, etc. Sites like prisonpro.com have information and guidelines to help you search easily for a prison inmate in Nevada as well as other states.
How to Find out if Someone is in Jail by Phone or Fax
Anyone who wants information about a relative/friend in prison can contact Family services on (775) 887-3367. Victims who want the information about an offender who is in prison can contact The Victim Services Unit of the department on (775) 887-3393.
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