1200 Prison Rd.
Lovelock, Nevada 89419
Dwight Neven, Warden
Tim Garrett, Associate Warden
Kirsten Hertz, Admin Services Officer II
Located in Pershing County, Lovelock Correctional Center, the department's seventh major institution, was constructed and opened in two phases. The first phase opened in August 1995 with two 168-cell housing units. Each 80 square foot cell has the capacity to house two inmates. Construction on phase two began shortly after, and two additional 168-cell units and two 84-cell units were added to the institution, bringing the budgeted capacity to 1,680 offenders.
In addition to the 213 Protective Service staff, Lovelock Correctional Center employs a number of professional and skilled staff:
- 14 skilled maintenance personnel
- 5 warehouse employees
- 5 correctional cooks
- 1 laundry/dry cleaning specialist
- 1 recreation specialist
- 13 classification specialists
- 9 administrative/clerical
Lovelock houses medium-custody general population inmates and close-custody protective segregation inmates, along with a separate unit housing a small number of minimum-custody inmates. The total capacity for Lovelock is approximately 1,680 inmates.
Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services
Lovelock Correctional Center offers a wide range of programs for the inmate population and an opportunity to enroll in educational classes in pursuit of a GED, high school diploma or college degrees. Lovelock’s legislatively approved Structured Living Program (SLP) is one of the most successful. SLP initially started as a 10-week military-style institutional orientation program. With the popularity among inmates, this program quickly expanded to a six-month regimen with opportunities for inmates to earn Merit Credits, attend classes, programs, education, attain jobs and participate in physical fitness training. Lovelock offers vocational training in areas of dry cleaning, culinary food service, computers, horticulture, RESPECT, ServSafe, and automotive maintenance and repair. Lovelock also has its own medical and mental health staff serving the inmate population.
The 40,000-square-foot Prison Industries building complex is comprised of two buildings, each containing two 10,000-square-foot rooms. Currently the Garment Factory utilizes one building and the Mattress Factory occupies the other.