Pahrump is about a 8 hour drive one way for the kids and I so we will not be able to visit Dave every week. I would love to go every week but that is just not possible with six kids. So I am so grateful that my aunt called me up on Friday night and said that she was spending the night in Vegas and was going to visit Dave on Saturday morning. Dave was so surprised to see her and had an awesome visit with her and her kids. The situation for visiting at Southern Nevada Detention Center is alot better then the Henderson Detention Center. In Pahrump the inmate gets one hour visit per week. But if your visitor comes from out of State then you can get pre authorized for a two hour visit. I am so excited for this because we plan on going down in a couple weeks and my children will be able to visit with their dad for at least two hours instead of the 40 minutes in Henderson. Also, Dave says that the computers are better in Pahrump and he can actually see the person he is visiting. Before he said that in Henderson we all just looked like shadows and he couldn't see us very well. These visits are so important to the political prisoners because they get to see familiar faces and gives them an opportunity to get out of their pod. Please check with me before you go visit Dave just to make sure that we weren't planning on going that week. I wish he could have more then one visitor per week but that is all he gets and we will be grateful for what ever time they give us.
Visitation Frequently Asked Questions
Who can visit? Anyone can visit that has not been detained at this facility. Visitors must be
appropriately dressed and have proper identification.
How do I get approved for visitation? Because all general visits are non-contact and conducted by tv
monitor, everyone is approved to visit as long as they have not been detained at this facility.
How do minors get approved to visit? All minors are approved to visit. Minors under the age of 18 must
be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
How long does the application process take? No application needed.
How will I know if I've been approved? Everyone is approved to visit as long as they have not been
detained at this facility.
What are the days and times of visitation? The week starts on Sunday and runs thru Saturday.
Detainees are allowed only one (1) visit per week (excluding clergy visits).
Thursday and Friday 3pm – 8pm. Saturdays and Sundays 8am-3pm.
All visits are on first come basis.
How long can I visit? Visits are one (1) hour. Detainees can request an extended visit for visitors
traveling from out of the state (verification will be required). Extended visits must be approved prior to
Where do I park when I arrive at the facility? Nevada Southern Detention Center provides ample visitor
parking spaces including multiple handicap stalls within the main parking lot. Please refrain from parking
in specially marked parking places.
Waiting in the parking lot for someone who is visiting is prohibited.
Vehicles parked are required to be locked and secured.
Will I be searched? Upon entering the facility all visitors are required to clear a metal detector by
removing all contents from pockets your shoes, belts, hats, or jackets and place all the items in a gray
container. Upon completion, the detention officer will give you the clearance to pass the metal detector.
If the metal detector is activated a secondary metal detecting wand will be utilized.
Visitors are allowed the keep on their person $20 or less of cash and car keys everything else must
remain in your vehicle.
What is the dress code for visitation? Proper attire is mandatory, Clothing items deemed too tight or
revealing will not be allowed. No halter-tops, tank tops, cropped or midriff-revealing tops, low cut, form
The information provided in this document is believed to be accurate, though it remains subject to change without notice.
This document was published December 2015.
fitting, fishnet shirts, or see through fabrics will be allowed. Spandex or other form-fitting pants are not
acceptable. Pants below the knee or Capri pants will be allowed, shorts just above the knee are also
acceptable however anything shorter may not be worn in the facility. Casual dresses and skirts, jean
skirts, and mid-length split skirts that hang below the knee are acceptable. Miniskirts, spaghetti
strapped dresses, and sundresses are not allowed. All visitors must be wearing under-garments, and all
females must wear bras, no suggestive clothing is permitted.
Clothing depicting gang, racial, degrading photos and/or words are not allowed.
What type of identification do I need to be allowed into the facility? Any current state or federally
issued identification that has a photo on it. Approved forms of identification include, driver's license and
What items am I allowed to bring to visitation? You may bring in your photo identification, car keys,
cash of $20 or less. If you have an infant you may bring in two (2) bottles. Bottles must be plastic, glass is
not permitted. A diaper and a package of wet wipes.
Is there public transportation available to the facility? The only public transportation to the facility is
the local taxi service, Integrity Taxi, their phone number is 775-751-1111.