High Desert State Prison – Nevada

Know someone locked up at High Desert State Prison? High Desert State Prison is a state correctional institution in the Nevada Department of Corrections. This site will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about High Desert State Prison,such as: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The address and phone number. Sending money and mail. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: High Desert State Prison
State: Nevada
County: Clark County
DOC: Nevada Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Dwight Neven

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Contact Information

Here you will find the mailing address and street address for High Desert State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner at High Desert State Prison, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of High Desert State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you mail a package or letter to someone in prison so that you properly address the item, and use the right procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it might not get to the inmate.

High Desert State Prison
P.O. Box 650
Indian Springs NV, 89070-0650

Street Address / Prison location


High Desert State Prison
22010 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs NV, 89070

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below if you are going to try to visit an inmate here.

High Desert State Prison
22010 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs NV, 89070


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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call inmates, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the phone number to High Desert State Prison.

High Desert State Prison prisoners can sometimes call out using:

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

Fax Number

High Desert State Prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to have the fax number to High Desert State Prison.

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for the facility. You can’t email prisoners at this email. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 4176
Total Staff: 467

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at High Desert State Prison you must follow an specific process to ensure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not be received.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution employees do open and read all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general mail can be read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and 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 have to address a package or letter to an inmate at High Desert State Prison:

High Desert State Prison
P.O. Box 650
Indian Springs NV, 89070-0650

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit funds to these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners funds through postal mail and must send the moneyh to the following address and follow the steps shows below:

The money have to be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have appropriate inmate information provided the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time changed to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Nevada state prisons: Nevada State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at High Desert State Prison, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Nevada prison has its own policies for prison visits and these rules get changed frequently. The information listed here could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to High Desert State Prison’s site to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture id is OK.

For all of the things listed below, read the actual correctional facility website because 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

Info about High Desert State Prison prison records coming soon.

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

Section about High Desert State Prison death row coming soon.

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


Details about Nevada parole process to be added later.

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.


Details about release procedures for High Desert State Prison coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

High Desert State Prison offers educational assistance to inmates who want to obtain their GED or High School diploma as well as some college courses. Vocational training includes Automotive & Mechanics Training, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Carpentry.

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at High Desert State Prison to be added later.

  • 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.


A section on news at High Desert State Prison coming.


A High Desert State Prison photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at High Desert State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at High Desert State Prison.

If you have any photos of High Desert 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 correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, check out:

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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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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

Information about High Desert State Prison inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous High Desert 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

High Desert State Prison Links

The official website:

Nevada Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of High Desert State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner at High Desert State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at High Desert State Prison?

If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at High Desert State Prison, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. shawntelle h. says:

    To whom it may concern: I have a really good friend in the prison in Indian springs, he was sentenced to 3 years for violation of parole, which is completely wrong. he doesn’t deserve to be there that long and I don’t understand, he is a good person yes made a mistake cause I asked him to have a drink but that doesn’t mean he needs to be there for 3 years???? There are bigger problems in the world like murderers and pedophiles that you should be worrying about and not someone who broke his violation probation. I am sorry but making him stay there for 3 years is completely wrong and I know he doesn’t have a drinking problem, I mean he hasn’t been around this girl for 6 + years and all of a sudden we run into her, yes he had 1 drink but he is really a good person and I miss hanging out with him. He does have a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. so please consider this. His name is Daniel Adams # 1031915…… I miss him with all of my heart
    thank you!!!!

  2. Eliza Reid says:

    I have a nephew this prison and I miss him dearly, He says he has 10-13 years in there— I have been writing him and enjoy writing and will continue to write him, I wish He can get out—He says that it is not nice in there and he wishes to come home- he is going through depression and is not happy and dont trust anyone– he has to earn everything starting from a bar of soap,towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower shoes, they just dont give you these–it is hard and he is having a bad time in there—I cant imagine him being in there- I was in jail for only 2 days and I nearly died in there—-imagine having to do 10-13 years???????

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