Sheriff's Office

Services for Inmates

The Commissary vendor stocks snack foods, writing papers, stamped envelopes, toiletries, over-the-counter medications, and art materials. Each Housing Unit receives commissary once a week. Orders can only be placed in-house by the inmate. You can put money on an inmates account via the internet:

Medical Unit

The Medical Unit provides 24-hour health care for inmates. Dental care is available by appointment. Prescription medication is provided, as required.

The Washoe County Sheriff's contract medical provider NaphCare has setup a medical questions and concerns email address for families or medical professionals seeking to give or get information about inmates/patients. Please use to communicate information to the medical team for:

  • Current medications
  • Documented health conditions
  • Pertinent health information (recent surgeries, f/u appts)

If you have concerns related to the mental health of someone in the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility, please call 775-328-2988 with the inmate's name and your concerns. If it is an emergency, please call 911. Due to HIPPA privacy laws, updates and responses may be limited. 

Exercise Yards

Exercise yards are available for each Housing Unit.

Library Services

Inmates have access to books, games, legal forms and reference materials through Library Services and Washoe Legal Services. There is a Library Aid available on-site to assist with answering inmates library book requests with services funded by the Inmate Commissary Trust Fund.

Religious Services

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has one full-time and one part-time Chaplain on-site. They are responsible for ensuring the spiritual care for all inmates by interfacing with other interfaith denominations. Religious materials are available upon request from the inmates. Various faith based organizations conduct study groups in the evenings and weekends.

IWeb Visiting

Visitors are now able to conduct remote video visitations from your home, work, office or other remote location over the internet

Secure Mail

The Sheriff's Office accepts email messages for inmates.  Click on and follow the on-screen instructions to send an email to an inmate.

Detention Services Unit (DSU)

A team dedicated to reducing recidivism, the Detention Services Unit is the bridge between inmates preparing for release and community resources. Learn more about DSU and a comprehensive guide to community services and resources here