The Nevada Department of Corrections is the department of the Nevada state government put in charge of the jails and penal system of Nevada. The Nevada Department of Corrections is governed not by a head Commissioner, as with most other Departments of Corrections, but instead is governed by the governor, the attorney general, and the secretary of state together.
The current governor and Chair of the Nevada Department of Corrections is Governor Jim Gibbons, while the current Attorney General of Nevada is Catherine Cortez Masto and the current Secretary of State of Nevada is Ross Miller. The Nevada Department of Corrections currently holds jurisdiction over close to 13 thousand inmates within the many facilities of Nevada.
The Nevada Department of Corrections holds jurisdiction 8 different institutions in the penal system of Nevada. These institutions include the Ely State Prison, the Nevada State Prison, the Warm Springs Correctional Center, the Southern Nevada Correctional Center, and the High Desert State Prison.
The Nevada Department of Corrections is also in charge of 10 different conservation camps, including the Ely Conservation Camp, the Carlin Conservation Camp, the Pioche Conservation Camp, and the Silver Springs Conservation Camp. Conservation Camps are a variation of facility controlled by the Nevada Department of Corrections which has the inmates assisting in important conservation efforts, including efforts to prevent forest fires and roadside cleanup efforts. These Conservation Camps are generally minimum security facilities which hold relatively few inmates. Department of Corrections, and Level 3 facilities are high security facilities. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact a Nevada lawyers.