Northern Nevada

Know somebody incarcerated at Northern Nevada?  Northern Nevada is a state correctional facility in the state prison system in Nevada.  This guide tells you info about anything you might want to know about Northern Nevada:  Find an inmate at Northern Nevada.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at Northern Nevada  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Northern Nevada
Year Opened: 1964
State: Nevada
County: Ormsby County
DOC: Nevada Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Jack Palmer

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Northern Nevada. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Northern Nevada.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you mail a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly address the item, and use the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, it could not get delivered.

Northern Nevada
P.O. Box 7000 
Carson City NV, 89702

Street Address / Prison Location


Northern Nevada
1721 E. Snyder Ave. 
Carson City NV, 89701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (775) 887-9297
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Northern Nevada.

Northern Nevada
1721 E. Snyder Ave. 
Carson City NV, 89701


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Phone Number

Northern Nevada prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are cases when it might be helpful to know the phone number to Northern Nevada.
(775) 887-9297

Prisoners are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Northern Nevada inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to prisoners, but there are cases when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to Northern Nevada.

Email Address

This is the main email for the prison. You cannot reach prisoners using this address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1619
Total Staff: 373

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that you must follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, make sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as necessary to ensure security and safety or watch a particular problem confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you should address a letter to a state prison inmate at Northern Nevada:

Northern Nevada
P.O. Box 7000 
Carson City NV, 89702

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send money into these Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates money in the postal service and must send it to the following address and follow the policies provided below:

The deposit has to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, during which the prisoner will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have valid prisoner information provided the envelope has a valid return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently changed to different correctional facilities in the state, so you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Nevada state prisons: Nevada State Prisons

Nevada Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Northern Nevada, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Guide

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has their own rules for prisoner visitation and these rules change often. The policies listed below might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so you should also read Northern Nevada’s site to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture ID is OK.

For all of the things listed below, check out the main correctional facility website as this information changes often:

  • 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

Info about Northern Nevada prison records will be posted ASAP.

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

More information about Northern Nevada death row coming.

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


Section about Nevada parole procedures 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 getting released from Northern Nevada to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Current vocational programs are auto mechanics/auto shop, computer and dry cleaning. Educational services are conducted by Carson School District staff and include high school diploma, GED, Literacy programs and English as a Second Language. College courses are available and are provided through Western Nevada Community College. OASIS is a 9 to 12 month drug and alcohol rehabilitation program which contains 170 inmate participants. SSLP (Senior Structured Living Program) is available to those inmates 60 and over and has 120 inmates participating. The New Beginnings program is offered to prepare inmates for reintegration into society. A wide range of self-help and treatment programs are available and are administered by medical, mental health and program staff.

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Prison Life

Details about prison life at Northern Nevada to be added later.

  • 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 section on news at Northern Nevada coming soon.


A Northern Nevada photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Northern Nevada
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Northern Nevada.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, click here: Northern Nevada Jobs

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The official website: Northern Nevada 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

Information about family resources will be posted ASAP.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Northern Nevada 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

Northern Nevada Links

The official website: Northern Nevada Website
Northern Nevada Jobs

Visitation Policy

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 Northern Nevada

Have you ever spent any time in Northern Nevada? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, post your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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