Nevada State Prison

El Gobernador Steve Sisolak habla con un preso
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Governor-elect Steve Sisolak speaks with an inmate
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Even after a push to help inmates obtain their birth certificates, more than half of the people who are released from Nevada prisons have no form of identification when they leave — and it severely hinders their chances of success in the community, the head of the Nevada Department of Corrections told lawmakers.

Nevada State Prison Gets Historic Designation

Oct 5, 2015

The Nevada State Prison in Carson City has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss has the details.

The Nevada state prison dates back to 1862 and housed inmates for 150 years before shuttering its doors a few years ago because of budget cuts. 

If you’ve spent any time driving around Washoe County than you may have noticed lots of personalized license plates, with messages like "FAROUT" or "NSPIRE". Reno Public Radio explores these public displays of personality and the local fascination behind them. 

No one knows more about personalized license plates than Eric Hackett.

“I started photo-documenting personalized license plates in 1998.”

The Future Of The Historic Nevada State Prison

Apr 1, 2015

The historic Nevada State Prison in Carson City is one step closer to becoming a Silver State monument now that the license plate factory on that campus is closing.

Opened in 1862, the Nevada State Prison is actually older than the state. It was also home to the territory’s first Legislative offices as well as the first government-sanctioned gas chamber in the country. The rock quarry on its grounds provided material for several buildings that still stand in Carson City.