About Nevada Department of Corrections
The Nevada Department of Corrections utilizes its correctional centers and innovative programming to protect society by incarcerating and rehabilitating offenders. The department achieves this by using the various divisions and facilities under its mandate. Nevada DOC operates eight conservation camps, seven correctional facilities, and two transitional housing facilities. In the facilities, the inmates go through various programs like correctional programs, re-entry programs, and substance abuse programs.
The United States Department of Justice, together with the Office of Justice Programs, funds the Nevada Statewide Recidivism Reduction Strategic Plan. This plan aims at empowering incarcerated individuals to transition to society through re-entry programs, public safety strategies, and personal improvement. Additionally, the Family Services Division plays a role in the successful reintegration of inmates into the community.
To keep up with the digital trend and improve its service delivery, NDOC has a Management Information System. MIS keeps the department updated by replacing older equipment with newer ones and automating the department's operations. NDOC mandates MIS to provide technical support and improve the communication system by implementing email and intranet systems. Additionally, the department will have staff development and training to equip all the divisions' staff with technology skills.
The Division of Parole and Probation
The Division of Probation and Parole aims at protecting Nevada's public members and reducing criminal activities. To accomplish this, the Division uses two strategies:
- Traditional law enforcement: arrests, search and surveillance, sanctioning non-compliant offenders
- Community corrections services: mental health services, employment opportunities, drug testing, and counseling
This Division has ten offices across the state, with its headquarters in the Administration and Specialized Units in Carson City. Further, the Division has two regional areas- the Southern and the Northern Command. Annually, the Division collects more than $2 million in restitution from offenders and disburses the funds to the victims of crime. More so, it gathers over $2 million in supervision fees from offenders, reducing the supervision costs and reducing Nevada citizens' burden.
The Division supervises about 19,000 offenders comprising of the following:
- Defendants who the District Courts have placed on probation for a conviction of a gross misdemeanor or felony
- Inmates released from correctional facilities on parole by the Parole Board
- Inmates who the Department of Corrections has approved for transitional community programs
- Offenders transferred into the state under the Adult Interstate Compact Agreement
After the respective authorities place individuals into parole or probation, the Division of Parole and Probation classifies them according to their risk. The Division places High-risk offenders under the Intensive Supervision Program (ISU), which requires total compliance with all probation/parole guidelines. ISU subjects the offenders to the following:
- Regularly update their supervising officer on their whereabouts
- Frequent drug tests
- A regular search of their residential areas
- Low tolerance to noncompliance
The Parole and Probation board also uses residential confinement (house arrest) as an alternative to incarceration. House arrest applies to inmates, probationers, and parolees. Offenders under residential confinement may be required to wear an electronic ankle monitor and gadget to measure the alcohol content of their bodies. Under house arrest, the Division offers the following programs:
- 305 Program: The program is for offenders convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). These offenders must show a willingness to enroll in educational programs and meet the requirements for house arrest before being placed under house arrest
- 317 Program: Contains offenders with a conviction of crimes other than DUI.
- 298 Program: NDOC places the physically incapacitated inmates or those in ill health under house supervision. Before the placement, the individual must display severe health conditions, making it unlikely for the offender to pose any risk to the community. Additionally, ill individuals with a likelihood of dying within twelve months undergo this program. However, inmates sentenced to life imprisonment or death are not eligible for the program.
- 184 Program: Inmates with drug or alcohol-related problems participate in this program. However, they must show willingness and ability to comply with all regulations.
The Medical Division
The Nevada DOC Medical Division is responsible for providing health care services to inmates serving in the Nevada correctional centers. Inmates receive a wide range of medical services similar to those in the outside community. The Medical Division addresses major and minor health issues, acute illnesses, injuries, chronic diseases, and preventive health care.
Each main correctional facility has an infirmary and a medical and dental clinic with certified medical officers to provide the services. Averagely, the medical clinics across the state serve about 600 inmates every day. Besides offering primary care at correctional facilities, the Division holds period on-site clinics with outside specialists such as surgeons and cardiologists. More so, inmates can be hospitalized in community hospitals when the need arises.
Nevada DOC Correctional Programs
NDOC offers inmates a wide array of programs to educate, rehabilitate, and provide work skills that enable incarcerated individuals to become better community members. In the correctional centers, there are core correctional programs and optional correctional programs.
Core Correctional Programs
The core correctional programs are for all incarcerated individuals in correctional facilities across the state. The programs consist of:
- Mental Health Programs: Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (SAMHA), Commitment to Change, Juvenile Moral Reconation Therapy, Sexual Treatment of Offenders in Prison
- Re-Entry Programs: Getting it Right: Contributing to the Community and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
- Outside Partner: Clark County Parenting Program
- Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: New Light, Reaching Inward to Succeed in my Environment (RISE), Therapeutic Community
Optional Correctional Programs
All inmates have their own needs, likes, and preferences concerning rehabilitation, education, and work. In this regard, the Nevada DOC provides the following optional correctional programs to suit each individual's needs:
- Mental Health Programs: Senior Structured Living Program (SSLP) and Structured Living Program (SLP)
- Outside Partner: Health Steps to Freedom and Survivors Overcoming Abuse and Rape (SOAR)
- Educational Programs: English as Second Language (ESL), High School Diploma, High School Equivalency, Associate’s/Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree
- Vocational Programs: Computers, Construction, Air Conditioning and Heating, College Vocational Certificate, Plant Science and Horticulture, Braille, Financial Literacy
The Victims Service Unit
The Victims Service Unit (VSU) provides information, support, and referral services to victims of inmates under the custody of NDOC. VSU provides the victims with all the benefits and rights outlined in Marsy’s Law of Nevada. Nevada DOC, through VSU, offers the following services to crime victims and their loved ones, threatened parties, or concerned citizens:
- Notification when their offender is released from prison or escapes from the custody of the department
- Referrals to other federal, state, and community-based services for inmates
- Information on their offender's status: parole eligibility date, sentence structure, the expiration date of their parole, probation, or sentence
- Notification of execution dates of offenders: Additionally, the unit prepares and orients the victims who wish to be present at the execution.
- Advocacy to victims concerning their needs in the justice process: This includes complying with court-mandated conditions, harassment from inmates, unwanted contact, etc.
For victims to receive notifications, they must register with the Victims Service Unit. To register, download the Victim Notification Request form, fill and submit it. A registered victim can expect to receive the following notifications:
- Inmate escape or recapture after absconding
- Death of the offender
- Execution of an inmate
- Changes in the offender’s sentence structure
- Approval of an offender to participate in residential confinement/ house arrest programs
- Release of an inmate from incarceration
- Return of inmate to prison after violating parole
Nevada Inmate Information
Public members can find general information about incarcerated individuals via the Nevada DOC offender locator. However, if you need specific information about an offender, like their location, classification, and status, you should call the correctional facility housing the inmate. If the inmate's location is unknown or unclear whether the offender is in prison or not, contact the Department’s Family and Community Services.
The Nevada DOC only stores offenders' information housed in a Nevada State Prison and are currently serving their sentence. Currently, the department does not have information on probationers, parolees, or convicts awaiting trial or sentencing. Contact the city or county where authorities apprehended the individual to find information about someone arrested but has not received a sentence.
You can obtain information on approval of inmates' release or the date of their release on parole from the Division of Parole and Probation's pre-release unit. Additionally, the Division provides information on individuals currently on parole and probation. On the other hand, the Parole Board provides data concerning the inmate's hearing for parole, including the date and venue of the hearing.
Nevada DOC Inmate Search
To find information on the Nevada prisoner lookup, you need to have either have the Offender ID, first or last name. The inmate search results contain the following:
- Offender ID
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Last Name
You can find the following details by clicking on the Offender ID:
- Identification details: inmate photo, hair, eyes, weight, height, ethnicity, etc.
- Demographics: institution, prior felonies, custody level, etc.
- Booking information: Offense code and description, sentence details including the start date, sentencing county, status, etc.
- Parole Hearing Details: Parole hearing date and location
Additionally, you can download offender data under these categories: