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The current Lyon County Justice Complex was built in Yerington in 2012. The jail is staffed by sworn and non-sworn personnel. Jail staff is responsible for the care, housing, and safety of both those who are housed within its walls as well as those who are employed there.
Additionally, jail staff is responsible for the transportation of detainees to and from seven different courts of jurisdiction within Lyon County.
VICTIM NOTIFICATION OF INMATE RELEASE
If you are the victim of a crime you have the right to be notified of an inmate's release. To set up notifications, visit VineLink.com or call 1-888-286-8463.
SECURING BAIL/BOND FOR AN INMATE
Cash bail will be accepted at the jail (exact change only).
Debit/credit cards can be use through a bail bondsman, by visiting allpaid.com or the kiosk in the lobby of the jail (Located in Yerington NV, applicable fees are collected by the vendor, not Lyon County).
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office remains neutral in regards to your selection of bail bonds companies, and because of this, we will not recommend (nor provide information about) any bail bonds companies.
HOW TO VISIT AN INMATE
HOW TO WRITE TO AN INMATE
You can write to an inmate at the following address:
c/o Lyon County Jail
911 Harvey Way
Yerington NV 89447
A full return address including first and last name of the sender is required.
All incoming and outgoing mail is checked by jail staff for content and contraband.
The Lyon County Jail only accepts postcards for written correspondence into and out of the jail.
With the exception of legal mail or mail from a recognized government agency, we do not accept mail in envelopes. Included in this envelope prohibition are greeting cards (e.g. birthday cards, anniversary cards, Christmas cards, etc.).
Postcards will be accepted under the following conditions only:
Postcards must be professionally manufactured (not home made) and are limited to a maximum of 4.25x6 inches
Postcards must not contain drawings, nudity, explicit content, or references to weapons or gangs
Postcards must not contain glue, glitter, tape, stickers, watermarks, stains, embossing, or any other foreign substances
Postcards must not be written in paint, crayon, or marker
No picture post cards
You can email or text an inmate (fees apply) by clicking here.
Magazines, newspapers, periodicals, and books may only be sent to an inmate directly from the distributor of those materials (e.g. Nevada Appeal, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.). These materials, however, must not violate postal regulations, must not contain contraband, must not contain pictures of nudity, pornography, or indecency, and must not advocate such things as injuring or killing law enforcement, nor jail disorder or escape.
HOW TO PUT MONEY ON AN INMATE'S BOOKS
In order to add money to an inmate's account you must know the inmate's name number which you can obtain from either the inmate or by calling the jail at (775) 463-6615. The following options are available to be able to add money to an inmate's account:
By Internet: www.jailatm.com
In person: visit the kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office in Yerington
Note: Applicable fees are collected by the vendor, not the Lyon County Jail.
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