Warm Springs Correctional Center

Warm Springs Correctional Center is a medium-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Carson City, Nevada. It is operated by the Nevada Department of Corrections and has the capacity to house approximately 532 inmates.

The Warm Springs Correctional Center (WSCC) was authorized by and constructed through appropriations from the 1961 legislative session and was known as the Nevada Women’s Correctional Center until September 1997. It was converted to a medium-security men’s prison in 1998, then to a minimum custody facility in July 2003. 

The institution has been remodeled and expanded four times over the past 47 years. A second housing unit was added in 1979, and a third in 1987. The core services building, which houses food services, health care services, education facilities and the gymnasium, was added in 1981. 

The 1995 and 1997, legislatures authorized a fourth housing unit, two towers, a new security fence, additional classrooms and a complete remodel of the kitchen, dining room, and entrance building. The completion of this project in July 1998 (funded in part with federal monies) brought the budgeted capacity of WSCC from 260 to 510 inmates. In July 2008, WSCC was converted back to a men’s medium custody institution.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Warm Springs Correctional Center are as follows:





General Population

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

8-11 a.m.  or noon-3 p.m.

Call to schedule an appointment. All visits are by appointment only.



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) 684-3000 Extension 3036 and ask for Visiting.

  • Visiting hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Entry into the Visiting Room is not permitted 10:30 a.m.-noon or after 1:30 p.m.
  • One must be an approved visitor before entering the institution. The incarcerated person must initiate the request for the visiting application to be sent to the visitor. A thorough background check must be completed before a decision can be made.
  • The capacity of the WSCC Visiting Room is 50. It is highly recommended that family and friends call ahead of time to schedule their visits to ensure the inmate is still located at WSCC and that their visiting days 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. A maximum of four approved visitors, per inmate, is allowed per visiting session (including children). 

For detailed visiting rules and regulations, click here.

Dress Code

Visitors are not allowed to wear clothing similar to inmate issue attire (i.e., blue denim shirts and/or pants). Visitors are required to wear sensible, conservative attire as interpreted by the Visitation Officer or Supervisor.  Ladies must wear undergarments (bras, panties, slip, etc.) at all times. 

The following is a list of clothing items that CANNOT be worn or brought into the facility. 


  • No plain white T-shirts  
  • No sleeveless tops or dresses (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • Sleeves must extend two inches over the shoulder (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • No midriff shirts, must cover the beltline  
  • No low cut tops or dresses  
  • No plunging necklines in the back or front of any garment  
  • No tops with a zipper the total length of the garment (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • No hooded jackets, shirts, or sweaters (other than infants 0-12 months)  


  • No culottes  
  • No shorts  
  • No leggings, jeggings, or spandex type clothing (allowances may be made for pregnant women)  
  • No extreme baggy pants, male or female, as determined by visiting staff, Velour (velvet material) pants are allowed.
  • No sweat pants, jogging pants, or track pants  
  • Skirts, dresses, and Capri pants are allowed:  Must cover the entire knee while sitting and standing. Mid-calf in length or four inches below the knee. 
  • Dresses must have sleeves that extend at least two  inches over the shoulder (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • No floor length skirts or dresses 
  • No wrap around skirts or dresses  
  • No stretchy or tight fitting skirts or dresses of any fabric  
  • No slits longer than three inches in skirts or dresses  
  • No skirts, dresses, or pants with buttons or zippers the total length of the garment  


  • No bare feet (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • All shoes/sandals must have a back or heel strap to secure the shoe/sandal to the foot 
  • No shoes with heels more than two inches high
  • No boots higher than mid-calf


  • No see-through clothing
  • Must not be able to see under garments
  • No clothing depicting any athletic sports team or activity
  • No gloves or scarves
  • No nursing or medical uniforms/scrubs
  • No tight fitting clothing
  • No hats, headbands, scarves, or bandanas 
  • Wigs, toupees, and hairpieces are allowed but are subject to search
  • Jewelry allowed: One ring per hand, one set of earrings, one watch, and one necklace of religious nature (medical bracelets are allowed)

Undergarments must be worn and shall not be visible at any time. Please be advised the dress code is strictly enforced. 

Items Allowed In The Visiting Room

1) Valid Identification
2) A maximum of $40.00 in quarters or dollar coins, IN A CLEAR BAG
3) Wheel Chairs, Canes, and walkers
4) Oxygen Items 

The following baby items are allowed:

  • Diapers  
  • One change of clothing for the infant  
  • NO Dry formula, formula MUST be mixed  
  • Bottles  
  • Wipes  
  • Clearly marked baby food in a sealed container 


The following items are NOT ALLOWED into the Warm Springs Visiting Area:  

  • Cell phones or any electronic devices or parts  
  • Illegal Narcotics of any kind  
  • Wallets/purses  
  • Paper money  
  • Food, drinks, or tobacco products  
  • Fum  
  • Cosmetics or Chapstick  
  • Books, magazines, letters, papers, etc.  
  • Pocket knives or nail clippers  
  • Toys, games, strollers, or car seats.  
  • Legal papers / letters / pictures (prior approval required through Associate Warden of operations)

Physical Address

Warm Springs Correctional Center
3301 E. 5th Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/ue7ZAiVdnr3DuW5X7

General Phone Number

​(775) 684-3000

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Warm Springs Correctional Center
P.O. Box 7007
Carson City, Nevada 89702

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Warm Springs 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 Warm Springs 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

Because of 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

WSCC provides program opportunities including literacy training, high school, adult basic education, vocational training, community college, addiction recovery, the STOP program for sexual offenders, street readiness programs, and a variety of socialization programs offered by the out-patient psychology division. WSCC also accommodates a variety of religious services through a very active chapel, which includes music and choir.

The Carson City School District offers a high school diploma and adult basic education (GED), in addition to literacy and ESL through its teaching staff. Vocational training includes culinary arts and computer science. The average enrollment in the Carson Adult High School programs is 292 inmates per month, which is approximately 86% of the educational program capacity. Evening college classes have been provided through Western Nevada College.

The "Pups on Parole" program coordinates with the Nevada Humane Society to train inmates to be dog gentlers. Inmates learn to train dogs so they are able to be around people from three to 90 years of age. Please review the "Puppies up for Parole" website. This web page is updated daily and all dogs featured on the page are ready for adoption.

On December 20, 2000, WSCC launched its first Prison Industry. A crew of thirty inmates recycle playing cards for resale in area gift shops and retail outlets. The work involves trimming the corners of decks with an industrial cutter (to denote that the decks may not be used again in a casino), sorting the cards to ensure each deck is complete and packaging them for resale.

Programs Available At Warm Springs Correctional Center:

  • Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients
  • Commitment to Change
  • Getting it Right
  • Sexual Treatment of Offenders in Prison (STOP)
  • Reaching Inward to Succeed in my Environment (RISE)
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Victim Impact: Listen and Learn
  • College Certificate
  • High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • High School Diploma
  • Associate’s (AA or AS) Degree
  • Forklift Operating Training
  • ServeSafe
  • ServeSafe Manager
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Advanced Computers
  • Culinary Arts
  • English as a Second Language
  • Phoenix

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Careers at Warm Springs Correctional Center

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