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Life On The Inside
As the saying goes, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." And for those who have been arrested, booked and convicted they might also be staying in Vegas as the guest of the Clark County Detention Center. At CCDC the guards who work the floors are armed with pepper spray and not guns. There are cameras that monitor activity in every room except for the showers and single-person cells.
Although it is against the law to separate inmates by race, the reality is that separating inmates by gang affiliation is not only smart but it reduces the incidents of fighting. An inmate can also be placed in protective custody if they feel they might be subjected to severe harassment.
If an inmate has been convicted of a misdemeanor or non-violent crime they will be place in a dormitory type of environment. This is an open area with bunk beds that house up to 74 inmates per pod. Other inmates are housed in single or two person cells.
There is a commissary available for inmates who are not in trouble with the staff. Buying snacks and other food could be welcomed considering the meals at Clark County were rated by a former inmate as "the worst."
Good Behavior Policy
Ever since the bygone era of prison chain gangs, it's not uncommon to find some variation of a prison work release program. Although these programs don't typically involve shackles, they do provide an opportunity for the inmate to earn credit towards their sentence.
At Clark County Jail inmates are provided with the opportunity to work on statewide firefighting crews. These are for the wild brushfires which the area is prone to. There are also other work programs that if completed to satisfactory levels can earn an inmate 10 days off for every month served.
Visitor and Phone Policy
Inmates are allowed phone privileges but there is a certain amount of set up that needs to be established first. CenturyLink is the phone service which handles all Clark County Jail calls. An inmate can set up an account with CenturyLink and used those funds to make collect calls to landline or cell phones. An inmate won't be able to make a call without this account being set up.
If you want to visit an inmate you'll fist have to register with the Clark County Jail. This can be done over their website. This is also where you'll be able to schedule an appointment for a visit. The visits occur over close-captioned video. In other words, you won't be in the same room as the inmate you're visiting, but instead will have your conversation transmitted via video camera. This makes your visit much less personal.
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