Prison Overcrowding: Nevada

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Nevada’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures FY 2007

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $253 million
  • Percentage of the state general fund – 7.9%

DOC STAFF and POPULATION

  • Total number of prisons – 9
  • Prison percent capacities
    • Ely State Prison – 125%
    • Lovelock Corr. Center – 141%
    • Nevada State Prison – 125%
    • Warm Springs Corr. Center – 136%
    • Northern NV Corr. Center – 131%
    • Southern Desert Corr. Center – 141%
    • Southern Nevada Corr. Center – 142%
    • So. Nev Women’s Corr. Center – 129%
    • High Desert State Prison – 129%
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction – 13,044
  • Median age – 37.4 years

Organization of state divisions, view here.

PAROLE/PROBATION

  •  Population – 18,324

OVERCROWDING QUICK FACTS

  • According to the Nevada DOC most recent posted report, Nevada prisons are operating at over 100% capacity

POINTS OF CONTACT

Nevada Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 7011
Carson City, Nevada  89702

DOC Executive Staff, view here.

HELPFUL LINKS

Nevada Department of Corrections

2007 Annual Report

See also:

New Hampshire Prison Overcrowding