Ely State Prison – Nevada

Know somebody in Ely State Prison? Ely State Prison is a prison in the state prison system in Nevada. This page will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Ely State Prison,like the following: Find an inmate at Ely State Prison. Visitation information. The address and phone number at Ely State Prison How to send mail and money to an inmate at Ely State Prison. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ely State Prison
Year Opened: 1989
State: Nevada
County: White Pine County
DOC: Nevada Department of Corrections
Security Level: Minimum, Maximum
Warden Name: Renee Baker

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Ely State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Ely State Prison, and use the street address if you want to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you properly address the letter or package, and use the appropriate steps for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the correct steps, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

Ely State Prison
4569 North State Route 490
Ely NV, 89301

Street Address / Prison location


Ely State Prison
4569 North State Rt. P.O. Box 1989
Ely NV, 89301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below if you are going to go to visit an inmate here.

Ely State Prison
4569 North State Rt. P.O. Box 1989
Ely NV, 89301


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Phone Number

Ely State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to have the telephone number to Ely State Prison.

Ely State Prison prisoners are able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Ely State Prison prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to the inmate, but there are some times when it is useful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for Ely State Prison. You can’t reach prisoners at this email. If you need to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1150
Total Staff: 406

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Ely State Prison you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you do not then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees will open and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you should address mail to an inmate at Ely State Prison:

Ely State Prison
4569 North State Route 490
Ely NV, 89301

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money by way of the mail and have to send funds to the following address and follow the policies written below:

The funds have to be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have valid inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently changed to various correctional facilities in the state, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to look up an Ely State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Nevada state prisons: Nevada State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Ely State Prison, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting days at Ely State Prison are:

•Mondays and Tuesdays (Maximum Lockup/CMU Inmates);
•Wednesdays and Thursdays (General Population Units 5, 6, 7 inmates);
•Friday, Saturday and Sunday (General Population Unit 8 inmates);
•Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening (Minimum Custody inmates).

Visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. for all daytime visits, and 4:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for the minimum custody inmates. Visitors are encouraged to call 24 hours in advance to make sure the inmate is still located at Ely State Prison, and that their visiting days have not changed.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Nevada state prison has their own procedures for prison visitation and these rules change often. The policies listed below could be different since this was written, so be sure to also go to Ely State Prison’s site to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log upon entering the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the points listed below, go to the actual Ely State Prison site as this information is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Ely State Prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Ely State Prison death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about Nevada parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about getting released from Ely State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

High School Diploma; Mental Health Services; G.E.D.; Adult Education Instruction; Anger Management, Anxiety, Feelings training; one-on-one counseling; Life Skills; Domestic Violence Awareness.

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Prison Life

Section about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Ely State Prison news coming.


A section with photos of Ely State Prison coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Ely State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Ely State Prison.

If you have any photos of Ely State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Ely State Prison coming.


Ely State Prison history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Ely State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Nevada State Prisons: Nevada State Prisons

Ely State Prison Links

The official website:

Nevada Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ely State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate at Ely State Prison? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Ely State Prison?

If so, then please write a review about it. Write about your prison experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

What to include in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, include your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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  1. Fiona says:

    Ely State Prison Xmas card project.
    Please help us to get mail to lonely inmates. List an inmate or chose from the list provided. Let us know who you have mailed so that we don’t leave any out this Xmas! Regards Fiona

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