P.O. Box 650
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070-0650
22010 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070
Calvin Johnson, Warden
Jeremy Bean, Associate Warden
Frank Dreesen, Associate Warden
Ronald Oliver, Associate Warden
Gary Piccinini, Associate Warden
Brett Phillips, Admin Services Officer II
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 1,344 beds to the original 2,671. Total capacity is approximately 4,176.
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.
The Prison Industries building complex is comprised of one building of approximately 65,000 square feet. The Prison Industries building houses six work bays of approximately 10,000 square feet. Each of the bays has camera surveillance capabilities and a dining area for the workers.