High Desert State Prison (HDSP)


Visiting Information

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

    Administrative Staff

    Brian E. Williams Sr., Warden
    Jerry Howell, Associate Warden
    Jennifer Nash, Associate Warden

    Perry Russell, Associate Warden

     

      Historical

      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.

        Staffing

        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.

          Capacity

          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.

              Prison Industries

              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.