Nevada State Prison

Looking for someone in prison at Nevada State Prison?  Nevada State Prison is a correctional institution in the state prison system in Nevada.  This page gives you about everything related to Nevada State Prison,such as:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation information.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Nevada State Prison
Year Opened: 1862
State: Nevada
County: Ormsby County
DOC: Nevada Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Gregory Smith,

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Nevada State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner there, and use the street address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to mail something to someone in prison to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and do the correct steps for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate directions, the package or letter could not get to the inmate.

Nevada State Prison
P.O. Box 607 
Carson City NV, 89702

Street Address / Prison Location


Nevada State Prison
3301 E. 5th Street 
Carson City NV, 89701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (775) 882-8588

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate at Nevada State Prison.

Nevada State Prison
3301 E. 5th Street 
Carson City NV, 89701


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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are times when it is necessary to know the phone number to Nevada State Prison.
(775) 882-8588

Nevada State Prison prisoners may be able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Nevada State Prison prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to prisoners, but there are some times when it is useful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the general email address for the facility. You cannot reach individuals at this email. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 841
Total Staff: 211

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Nevada State Prison you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution employees do open and read and inspect all incoming general mail. Incoming general mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security and safety or watch any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you have to address a letter to an inmate at Nevada State Prison:

Nevada State Prison
P.O. Box 607 
Carson City NV, 89702

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide an account for inmate money and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds to these Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money in the postal service and must send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The money must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have correct inmate info if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to various correctional facilities throughout the Nevada prison system, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an Nevada State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Nevada state prisons: Nevada State Prisons

Nevada Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Nevada State Prison, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

General Population Visits:

Friday and Saturday 8:00am-2:30pm
*Visitors may not arrive at the institution before 8:00 a.m. Entry into the Visiting Room is not permitted between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon, or after 1:30 p.m. Visitors must exit the Visiting Room by 2:30 p.m.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own rules for visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The policies listed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also read Nevada State Prison’s site to find the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For everything shown below, go to the official prison facility site because this information changes all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Nevada State Prison prison records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about Nevada State Prison death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Nevada parole process will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

evada State Prison (NSP) offers a wide range of programs for all of the inmate population:

Vocational Training:

Forklift Training for minimum custody inmates, mattress manufacturing skills in the Mattress Factory; heavy machinery in both the License Plate Factory and the Bookbindery/Print Shop.
Educational Opportunities:

Inmates have the opportunity to enroll in educational classes in pursuit of a GED or high school diploma. College classes through Western Nevada College are offered.
Treatment Services:

NSP also has its own medical and mental health staff serving the inmate population. A wide range of psychology programs are also available to inmates including parenting, anger management and individual counseling.
Additionally, there is an extensive inmate recreational program including organized sport leagues, football, basketball, and soccer. Any general population inmate may participate in these activities.

Religious programs of multiple faiths are available for inmates to participate. Recently, NSP remodeled the chapel to enhance religious services.

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Nevada State Prison will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Nevada State Prison news section coming.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Nevada State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Nevada State Prison.

If you have any photos of Nevada State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, click here: Nevada State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Nevada State Prison Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Nevada State Prison to be added later.


A Nevada State Prison history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Nevada State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Nevada State Prisons: Nevada State Prisons

Nevada State Prison Links

The official website: Nevada State Prison Website
Nevada State Prison Jobs

Nevada Department of Corrections Links

Nevada Department of Corrections Main Website
Nevada Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Nevada Department of Corrections Prison Map
Nevada Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Nevada Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Nevada Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Nevada Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Nevada State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Nevada State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Nevada State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Nevada State Prison Inmates
Nevada State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Nevada State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner in Nevada State Prison? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Nevada State Prison?

If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you could include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Nevada State Prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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