Ely State Prison (ESP)


Visiting Information

P.O. Box 1989
4569 North State Rt.
Ely, Nevada 89301
(775) 289-8800

    Administrative Staff

    Timothy Filson, Warden
    Mike Byrne, Associate Warden
    William Gittere, Associate Warden

      Historical

      Ely State Prison opened in July 1989 and is the designated maximum-security prison for the State of Nevada. The facility is located approximately nine miles north of Ely in White Pine County. The prison was built in two phases: Phase I was completed and opened in August 1989, and Phase II was completed in November 1990. The original design was for 1,054 inmates, but the capacity has subsequently been increased to 1,183 inmates.

        Staffing

        Ely State Prison currently has 406 employee positions. The institution is considered a major employer in the region, and staff are significantly involved in community activities. Staff are proud of having a safe, secure, and sanitary institution and strive every day to complete the mission of Ely State Prison: to protect the public, the employees, and the offenders.

          Capacity

          Ely State Prison's total capacity is 1,183 inmates.

            Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

            The programs offered at Ely State Prison offer vocational training, educational opportunities and treatment services. These programs include:
             
            Certificate Only Programs:
            Anger Management II: Continuing to Cage your rage
            Anxiety
            Feelings
            Criminal Thinking/Criminal Behavior
            Victim Awareness (Empathy)
            Starting Over
            Life Skills Series
            Nine to Five Beats Ten to Life
            TRY: Treatment Readiness for You
            The Con Game
            Values for Responsible Living
            Learning to live Without Violence
            The Adult Relapse Prevention Workbook
            Domestic Violence Awareness
            Domestic Violence Prevention
             
            Merit Credit Programs:
            High School Diploma
            ServeSafe
            Commitment to Change I-III
            Financial Literacy