For Immediate Release
PR #:1900109
Date Issued:Oct 15, 2019 - 1:06pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Reno Justice Court open new JailATM at 1 S. Sierra Street Courthouse

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Justice Court are making it easier for family and friends to support inmates in the custody of the Washoe County Detention Facility by installing a new JailATM kiosk at the Reno Justice Court.

The new JailATM, located inside the courthouse at 1 S. Sierra Street, accepts either cash or credit cards and is available during regular court hours.

This service allows the family and friends of inmates at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility to conveniently deposit funds into an inmate’s account from the courthouse, eliminating the need to travel to the Detention Center on Parr Boulevard.

These funds are then available to the inmates for phone calls, emails, and commissary items.   

“Reno Justice Court is committed to improving ease of public access to the courts and related community stakeholders,” Reno Justice Court Chief Judge Ryan Katherine Sullivan said. “Placing this ATM kiosk in a lobby area at Reno Justice Court provides a centrally located option in the downtown area to conduct this type of business for people who would otherwise need to travel to the Sheriff’s Office on Parr Boulevard. Reno Justice Court looks forward to implementing more opportunities to further our goal of excellent public service.”

Family and friends can still deposit money to an inmate’s account via the internet at http://www.jailatm.com/.

Depositors will need the inmate’s ID number to ensure the funds are deposited into the right account. There is a non-refundable service fee of $2.50 per cash transaction and 10 percent per credit card transaction. There is also a $300 per week limit for credit card transactions.   

The JailATM located inside the exterior lobby of the Sheriff’s Office at 911 Parr Boulevard continues to be open and available twenty-four hours a day.

“The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for new and collaborative ways to better serve our community,” Sheriff Darin Balaam said. “Thanks to this partnership with Reno Justice Court we are able to provide a significantly more convenient option for those needing to use this detention facility service.”

Photo: A new JailATM kiosk is now available at the Reno Justice Court, 1 S. Sierra Street, making it easier for family and friends to support inmates in the custody of the Washoe County Detention Facility.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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