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Warm Springs Correctional Center

P.O. Box 7007
Carson City, Nevada 89702
3301 E. 5th Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
PHONE: (775) 684-3000

Administrative Staff:
Gregory Smith, Warden
Wes Mattice, Associate Warden
Irene Morrison, ASO


The Warm Springs Correctional Center (WSCC) was authorized by and constructed through appropriations from the 1961 Legislative session and was known as the Nevada Women’s Correctional Center until September of 1997. It was converted to a medium security men’s prison in 1998, then in July 2003, to a minimum custody facility. The institution has been remodeled and expanded four times over the past 47 years. A second housing unit was added in 1979, and a third in 1987. The core services building, which houses food services, health care services, education facilities and the gymnasium, was added in 1981. The 1995 and 1997 Legislatures authorized a fourth housing unit, two towers, a new security fence, additional classrooms and a complete remodel of the kitchen, dining room and entrance building. The completion of this project in July 1998 (funded in part with federal monies), brought the budgeted capacity of WSCC from 260 to 510 inmates. In July 2008, WSCC was converted back to a men’s medium custody institution.


WSCC is staffed by 125.5 employees. 103 are funded through the WSCC budget account, including 3 Administrators, 80 Correctional Officers and 16 Correctional Supervisors, 4 Caseworkers, 3 Food Service Workers, 4 Skilled Craftsman, and 3 Clerical positions. Inmate Health Care Services at WSCC are funded through the Department’s Medical Division and includes 2 part time Physicians, 1 Director of Nursing, 6 Nurses, 2 Clerical positions, 1.5 Psychologists, 1 Psychiatric Nurse, .5 Psychiatrist, .5 Dentist, .5 Dental Technician and .5 Lab Technician. Three other positions are paid for through the Offenders Store Fund and include 2 Storekeepers (Canteen and Coffee Shop) and 1 Physical Education/Recreation Specialist. High School, Adult Basic Education and Vocational Training are provided through the Carson City School District and staffed by 5 academic teachers.


At this time WSCC is budgeted for 532 inmates.


  • Click here for WSCC Visiting Rules and Regulations.

  • General Population: Saturday, Sunday and Monday - (Call to schedule an appointment. All visits are by appointment only.
  • Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Visitors may not arrive at the institution before 7:45 a.m. Entry into the Visiting Room is not permitted between the hours of 10:30 AM and 12:00 Noon, or after 1:30 PM. One must be an approved visitor before entering the institution. The incarcerated person must initiate the request for the visiting application to be sent to the visitor. A thorough background check must be completed before a decision can be made. The capacity of the WSCC Visiting Room is 50. It is highly recommended that family and friends call ahead of time to schedule their visits to ensure the inmate is still located at WSCC and that their visiting days have not changed.

    Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

    WSCC provides program opportunities including literacy training, high school, adult basic education, vocational training, community college, addiction recovery, the STOP program for sexual offenders, street readiness programs, and a variety of socialization programs offered by the out-patient psychology division. WSCC also accommodates a variety of religious services through a very active chapel, which includes music and choir.

    The Carson City School District offers a high school diploma and adult basic education (GED), in addition to literacy and ESL through its teaching staff. Vocational training includes culinary arts and computer science. The average enrollment in the Carson Adult High School programs is 292 inmates per month, which is approximately 86% of our educational program capacity. Evening college classes have been provided through the Western Nevada College, off-campus programs division.

    "Pups on Parole" where inmates are trained to be dog gentler's in cooperation with the Carson City animal shelter. All dogs are trained to be able to be around people from 3 years old to 90 years old. Please review the "Puppies up for Parole" website. This web page is updated daily and all dogs featured on the page are ready for adoption.

    Prison Industries:

    On December 20, 2000, WSCC launched its first Prison Industry. A crew of thirty inmates recycle playing cards for resale in area gift shops and retail outlets. The work involves trimming the corners of decks with an industrial cutter (to denote that the decks may not be used again in a casino), sorting the cards to ensure each deck is complete and packaging them for resale.

    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