Southern Desert Correctional Center (SDCC)

P.O. Box 208
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070-0208
20825 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070
(725) 216-6500

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      Located in Clark County, just north of Las Vegas, Southern Desert Correctional Center opened in February 1982.The department's fourth major institution has seven 102-cell housing units, one of which housed federal prisoners until the state took it over in 1987. Each 60-square foot cell housed one inmate at that time. A new 200-cell housing unit opened in 1989, and two 240-bed dormitory-style housing units were added in March 2008, bringing the population capacity from 714 in 1982 to its present capacity of 2,149.


        In addition to our staff of 198 Protective Service staff, Southern Desert Correctional Center employs a number of professional and skilled staff:
            38 Program Staff (including Education Principal, AA and Braille, Psychologist, TRUST and Re-Entry)
            12 Skilled Maintenance Personnel
            4 Warehouse Employees
            4 Correctional Cooks
            1 Laundry/Dry Cleaning Specialist
            1 Recreation Specialist
            9 Administrative/Clerical
            1 Institutional Chaplain


          Southern Desert Correctional Center houses mostly medium custody general population inmates, along with two separate specialized programming units. The total capacity for Southern Desert Correctional Center is approximately 2,149 inmates.

            Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

            Southern Desert Correctional Center offers a wide range of programs for the inmate population and an opportunity to pursue a high school equivalency (GED), high school diploma or a college degree.  The education department also offers a Culinary Arts vocational program.  Southern Desert offers many psycho-educational programs for the inmate population.  There is also a re-entry program to prepare inmates for reintegration back into the community.  SDCC offers “TRUST” a therapeutic community to assist inmates with substance abuse history.  Religious services and activities for all denominations are available.

            Southern Desert Correctional Center also has its own medical and mental health staff serving the inmate population.

              Prison Industries

              Prison industries at SDCC offers card sorting and the Silver State automotive restoration and repair.

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