Sending Mail to Inmates in Nevada
All inmates in Nevada are allowed to send and receive mail. Facilities deliver mail Monday through Friday excluding holidays. At no time should you send any items to an inmate other then letters and photos, all other allowable items must come directly from an approved vendor. When sending letters you should always include your complete return address and include the inmate's name and ID number on the envelope. Never send letters with staples, paper clips, glue, glitter, crayon, lipstick, stickers or any other embellishments as this may cause the correspondence to be returned. Letters should not be written in code or contain information that explains how to construct weapons, brew alcohol, manufacture drugs, contain instructions for tattooing, have sexually explicit content, or anything else that could be detrimental to the order and security of the prison.
All mail incoming and outgoing, including electronic mail, will be opened and inspected and may be read to ensure the safety and security of the institution. The only exception to this is legal mail which can be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate but not read.
Inmates may also receive up to ten photos no larger than 8"x10" in an envelope. Photos should have the inmate's name and Nevada Department of Corrections Identification Number written on the back. Photos may not contain nudity, sexual activity, or depict any illegal activities.
Inmates can also receive greeting cards no larger than 8"x10". Greeting cards must not contain electronics like musical or recorded cards. Additionally, you can send inmates a calendar as long as it comes directly from an approved vendor like Amazon.com and does not contain metal parts, exceed 11"x18" or contain nudity. If you need to send court documents, or personal documents like a birth certificate/social security document you may, but they will be forwarded to the inmate's caseworker who will deliver them.
When sending mail to an inmate in Nevada, you should format the address as follows:
Inmate Name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, zip code
Nevada Department of Corrections also allows you to send electronic mail to an offender through Access Corrections. It works by allowing you to type a message online for a fee that is then printed in the facilities mailroom and delivered like regular mail. For more information contact Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884 or visit their website at AccessCorrections.com
How to Send Books and Magazines to Inmates in Nevada
Inmates in Nevada are also allowed to receive publications send directly from an approved vendor like Amazon.com. Books must be new and paperback, and cannot contain information on how to make weapons, drugs, alcohol, or contain maps or anything else deemed to be a risk to the institution. Magazines and newspapers can also be ordered through Amazon.com. No magazines or books can contain nudity, or incite hate speech. When ordering publications, be sure to include the inmate's full name and ID number in the shipping address. If you want to learn more about sending these items to an inmate read about it here.
Sending Money to Inmates in Nevada
Family members and friends can deposit funds to an inmate's commissary account in several ways. A commissary account is used by the inmate to purchase items from the commissary, which is a small store within the institution. Offenders can purchase postage, stationary, clothing, hygiene items, food and snacks through the commissary.
You can send funds to an inmate by:
- Walk In
Before you can send the funds you will need to know the following information:
- The Inmates Name
- The Inmates Identification Number
- The current location of the inmate
Deposit by Walk In
You can deposit funds in person by using the Kiosk located inside select facilities, or by using AceCashExpress or Dollar General. This process requires you to setup an account first by calling 1-877-339-9551.
Deposit by Internet
You can also deposit money to an inmate's account online through Access Corrections. Visit their website at AccessCorrections.com and send money to an inmate electronically using a debit or credit card.
Deposit Funds Over the Phone
Deposit funds to a Nevada inmate's trust fund over the phone by calling Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884.
Deposit Funds Through the Mail
This method of sending funds has the lowest fee associated with it, but is also the slowest method. Use a United States Postal Money Order, made payable to "Access Secure Deposits" and include the inmate's name and ID number in the memo field. You will also need to print and complete a Nevada inmate deposit slip and include it with the money order. Send the deposit slip and money order to:
Secure Deposits- Nevada DOC
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132
For more information on sending funds to an inmate, read our guide here.
Nevada Inmate Phone Calls
Inmates are allowed to make outgoing collect or prepaid calls only. Each inmate may have up to 20 different telephone numbers on their call list. Nevada Department of Corrections uses CenturyLink's ENFORCER® technology to provide phone calls, which are billed through ICSolutions (Inmate Calling Solutions). All calls may be recorded and monitored. Three way calling and call forwarding is strictly prohibited and will result in the telephone call being dropped.
Collect Calls are billed through your local telephone company and can be setup by calling 1-888-664-7839.
Prepaid Collect Calls are provided through ICSolutions, you can call 1-888-506-8407 to setup an account or visit their website at ICSolutions.com. Once you have setup an account you may leave an inmate a voicemail up to thirty seconds in length for a charge of $1.00 by calling 702-262-6140.
Inmate Debit Account Calling is another option that allows the telephone calls to be paid for through the inmates trust account. Using this method the inmate is able to purchase call time through the inmate store.
ICSolutions will charge you a fee for each call, plus a rate per minute. You may be able to drastically reduce your inmate phone bill by setting up your account with a number local to the facility. Learn more about how you can save money on your inmate phone calls.