Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center (FMWCC)

4370 Smiley Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115-1808
(725) 216-6150

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      The Nevada Department of Corrections selected the private corrections contractor Corrections Corporation of America to design, build, and operate a correctional facility for women in Las Vegas. The Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center opened in September 1997. On October 1, 2004, the Nevada Department of Corrections assumed control of the institution.


        Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center currently has 171 staff members:

        • Administration 4
        • Caseworkers 7
        • Professionals 21
        • Protective Services 120
        • Administrative Support 7
        • Medical 23
        • Service-Maintenance Workers 7


          Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center's total capacity is 950.

            Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

            Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center offers a wide range of programs for all of the inmate population which include but are not limited to: Anger & Aggression, Clark County Parenting, Commitment to Change I, II & III, employment skills, Healthy Steps to Freedom, Seeking Safety I, II & III, Sex Offenders Treatment program, Straight Ahead, Survivors Overcoming Abuse and Rape, Thinking for a Change, Turning Point and Victim Impact. The Toastmasters Program and Alcoholics Anonymous are also available. 

            STARS/New Light

            STARS/New Light is a dedicated 120 bed intensive in-house substance abuse program. The Therapeutic Community  (TC) is a structured environment that helps participants learn strategies to avoid substance abuse, re-structure their thinking, and regulate their emotions while also developing social skills necessary to maintain healthy relationships.

            Clark County School District

            The primary goal of the Education Program is to provide inmate students with institutional activities, both academic and vocational, which lead toward the attainment of an Adult High School Diploma.

            The secondary goal is to prepare students with the academic skills to pass the Hi-Set (High School Equivalency)


            The Re-Entry Program goal is to assist the Re-Entry participant with the life style, basic employment and behavioral modification skills to re-enter society as a productive member.

            Pups on Parole

            The Pups on Parole Program works with Heaven Can Wait Animal Society to rescue dogs from a shelter, bring them to the program and train the inmates to train the dog to be ready for adoption in the community.  Inmates are also trained to be dog handlers.

            New Path Cosmetology Class/Vocational Class

            The mission of the New Path Cosmetology Class is to recruit, teach and train each inmate that is approved for this program, to master the art and sciences of the cosmetology industry

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