Lovelock Correctional Center

Lovelock Correctional Center is a mixed-custody state prison for male inmates that is located in Lovelock, Nevada. Lovelock houses medium-custody general population inmates and close-custody protective segregation inmates, along with a separate unit housing a small number of minimum-custody inmates. The total capacity for Lovelock is approximately 1,680 inmates.

This facility was constructed in two phases, with the first starting in August 1995. They built two housing units with 168 cells that are 80 square feet and can house two inmates. During the second phase, two more 168-cell housing units were built, plus two 84-cell units. 

Lovelock Correctional Center was the center of worldwide media coverage in 2008 when former football star OJ Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery, with a minimum requirement of nine years. OJ Simpson was paroled from the facility on October 1, 2017.  This sentence was not connected to the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, for which Simpson was acquitted.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Lovelock Correctional Center are as follows:





General Population, Minimum 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

7:30-11:30 a.m.


Protective Segregation 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

12:30-4:30 p.m.


Administrative & Disciplinary Segregation (NON-CONTACT) 


8-10 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. (2 hours only) 


Special Housing Unit (CONTACT) 


3:15-9 p.m.




10:30-11:30 a..m.  12:30-3:00p.m

2 weeks advance notice, online registration required.

VideoVisitation registration

Saturday, Sunday

9:00-11:30 a..m.  12:30-3:00p.m.

If you have any questions, please call (775) 688-1777 and ask for Visiting.

There are no visiting hours on Thursdays. Special visits must be approved by the AWO and will be non-contact, behind glass only.

It is highly recommended that family and friends call 775-273-1300 (24 hours) ahead of time to schedule their visits to ensure the inmate is still located at Lovelock Correctional Center and that the inmate's visiting days/times have not changed.

General Rules

You must get approval before visiting your inmate. You will be subject to search when you arrive at the facility, and you must present a photo ID before you are allowed to enter.

The dress code at Lovelock Correctional Center is “sensible” and conservative. You can’t wear the color blue because it is what the inmate’s wear. You are also not allowed to wear revealing or tight-fitting clothing, and mini-skirts and bare midriffs aren’t allowed.

You are allowed to bring $40 for use in the vending machines, one photo ID, and necessary life support medication. Everything else must be locked in your vehicle or kept in a locker in the lobby of the facility.

Physical Address

Lovelock Correctional Center
1200 Prison Rd.
Lovelock, Nevada 89419

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General Phone Number

​​​​​(775) 273-1300

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Lovelock Correctional Center
1200 Prison Rd.
Lovelock, Nevada 89419

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Lovelock Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours and can make outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Nevada, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to inmates at the Lovelock Correctional Center by snail mail with a Lockbox Deposit Coupon (cashier's check or money order), online with a credit or debit card at the Access Corrections website, or by calling Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884.

Coupons for mail-in lockbox deposits must be either printed or obtained from the inmate. The inmate is responsible for sending coupons to persons wishing to send the inmate money.

Please make sure the money order is payable to “ACCESS SECURE DEPOSITS” and mail the deposit slip and money order to:

Secure Deposits - Nevada DOC
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Due to increased counterfeit activity, funds from ALL money orders and cashier's checks received directly by NDOC will be available to the inmate fourteen calendar days from receipt.

Programs For Inmates

Lovelock Correctional Center offers a wide range of programs for the inmate population and an opportunity to enroll in educational classes in pursuit of a GED, high school diploma, or college degrees. 

Lovelock’s legislatively approved Structured Living Program (SLP) is one of the most successful. SLP initially started as a 10-week military-style institutional orientation program. With the popularity among inmates, this program quickly expanded to a six-month regimen with opportunities for inmates to earn Merit Credits, attend classes, programs, education, attain jobs and participate in physical fitness training. 

Lovelock offers vocational training in areas of dry cleaning, culinary food service, computers, horticulture, RESPECT, ServSafe, and automotive maintenance and repair. Lovelock also has its own medical and mental health staff serving the inmate population.

Prison Industries

The 40,000-square-foot Prison Industries building complex is comprised of two buildings, each containing two 10,000-square-foot rooms. Currently, the Garment Factory utilizes one building and the Mattress Factory occupies the other.

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Careers at Lovelock Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Nevada Department of Corrections and would like to work at the Lovelock Correctional Center, you can find out more information by clicking here.