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High Desert State Prison

P.O. Box 650
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070-0650
22010 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070
PHONE: (702) 879-6789

Administrative Staff:
Dwight Neven, Warden
Timothy Filson, Associate Warden
Jerry Howell, Associate Warden
Jennifer Nash, Associate Warden
Bruce Stroud, Associate Warden


The High Desert State Prison is the largest major institution in the Department of Corrections. It is the first institution in what will become a large southern Nevada prison complex. High Desert was designed to incorporate much of the best technology available to corrections to provide for officer safety and the management and control of inmates. The complex totals approximately 1,576,000 square feet of space. The institution opened September 1, 2000 and became the reception center for Southern Nevada.


High Desert State Prison is administered by the Warden and 4 Associate Wardens. Command Staff consists of 10 Lieutenants and 13 Sergeants. There are approx 400 security staff and 67 support staff.


New construction was completed in 2009 to add more units. This added an additional 1344 beds to the current 2671. Total capacity is approx 4176.

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  • Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

    High Desert State Prison offers educational assistance to inmates who want to obtain their GED or High School diploma as well as some college courses. Vocational training includes Automotive & Mechanics Training, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Carpentry.

    Prison Industries:

    The Prison Industries building complex is comprised of one building which houses 6 Work Bays, each Work Bay is 10,000 square feet. Each of the bays has camera surveillance capabilities. Currently 5 of the 6 Bays are being used. T.J. Wholesale is using 1 Bay for Card Sorting. They employ 80 Inmates that are paid by how much work they turn in “Piece Work”, Alpine Steel uses 2 Bays for metal workers and welding jobs. They employ 31 Inmates which are paid minimum wage, and Clark County School District is using 2 Bays. 1 for Vocational Classes and the other for temporary class rooms while new Portable Classrooms are being set up. The complex also has a dining area for the workers. The entire Prison Industries complex is approximately 65,000 square feet.

    5500 Snyder Ave,

    P.O. Box 7011

    Carson City, Nevada, 89701
    Telephone (775) 887-3285


    Silver State Industries
    5500 Snyder Ave,

    P.O. Box 7011

    Carson City, Nevada, 89702
    Telephone (775) 883-6263

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    Governor – Brian Sandoval
    Director – James “Greg” Cox