High Desert State Prison

High Desert State Prison Nevada

High Desert State Prison

Physical Address:
High Desert State Prison
22010 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070

Administrator:  Dwight Neven

(702) 879-6789

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
High Desert State Prison
P.O. Box 650
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070-0650

High Desert State Prison Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters and photos (no polaroids are allowed).  When sending correspondence be sure to include the inmates name and ID number as the mailing address above shows.  Be sure you do not mark the envelope or letter in any way, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned.  DO NOT SEND STAMPS OR BLANK PAPER.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from Amazon.com (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Nevada

Family and friends of an inmate may send money to an inmate by United States Postal Money Order.  The money order must be made payable to NDOC FBO Offender Name and Offender Number.  Send completed money order to the centralized banking office at the following address:

Nevada Department of Corrections
PO BOX 749548
Los Angeles, CA  90074-9548

Be sure to completely fill out the money order in a legible manner.

Do not deposit money to other offenderʼs accounts. This is usually a sign of illegal activity or a way to get around established procedures and will result in disciplinary sanctions.

Click here to fill out a deposit slip.

Visiting an Inmate at High Desert State Prison

The Nevada department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a positive influence and serve as good role models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.

Visiting Hours are as follows:
Click here for the visiting schedule.

For more information on visiting an inmate or answers to any questions you may have read the inmate visiting regulations here or contact the institution directly at the telephone number above.

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How many pictures?

How many pictures are allowed at one time? (in an envelope) for High Desert State Prison? all it states is that inmates can receive pictures? Is there no limit?

Mail Delays?

Hello.  I wrote a letter to a friend at High Desert State Prison, Indian Springs, NV, and it took him 13 days to receive, then another 4 days for me to receive his response.  That letter was mailed on Jan. 1.  Since that time, I have sent 4 subsequent letters but have heard absolutely nothing from him, so I'm not even sure if he received those letters.

I had been previously told that the mail was backed up because of the holiday, and my friend even told me mail is slow this time of year, but it has been over 3 weeks since I mailed the second letter, and again, no response.  When I called the prison and spoke to a very nice gentleman in the mail room last Friday, he said they are starting to get caught up, and that if there is a letter up there for my friend, he should be receiving it "soon." 

Still, I would really like to know what is causing such a huge delay, and if I'm being unreasonable for expecting the mail now -- especially further out from the holiday season -- to get there quicker than the first one did.  I feel very frustrated, and I want to make sure my friend is receiving my messages of love and hope; I know how important that can be to our incarcerated loved ones.  Any information anyone has that can help will be much appreciated.  How long should it take for him to receive my letters?

Thank you!


What is provided to the new inmate upon arrival? Bedding, clothing,etc? Can they have iPods or cd players?


My daughter draws her uncle pictures all the time. I have been unable to send them due to them being in crayon so I bought her some color pencils. However Im reading on the site that they cannot have drawings of any kind? I used to also draw him pictures on the outside of the envelopes like disney characters and whatnot which I also see is not allowed. Can I send him photobooks through shutterfly (shipped straight from them). That way I can send him pictures and also some of her drawings in them.


Thank You

BPRichfield's picture

re: Sending drawings

They might accept colored pencil drawings, but I doubt it.  You could always try sending it and worst case it will get returned.  I have heard of people wanting to send crayon and colored drawings from their kids, what they usually end up doing is photocopying it and sending the photo copy, you could also take a photo of it and then send the 4x6 photo.  I don't think they will accept a photobook through shutterfly, I am not sure what kind of binding shutterfly uses but inmates cannot have hard cover or spiral bound.  I know the rules can seem silly and sometimes down right stupid, but the reason they are their is because some people figured out ways to sneak narcotics in through the wax of the crayons, it is the same story for stickers.  Let us know what happens and good luck.

asurasno90's picture

Other items you can send

You can send other items to an inmate incarcerated here including the following:
Binder Paper (500 sheets MAX)
Postal Stamps, 2 books per envelope (40 stamps TOTAL)
Envelopes (40 envelopes TOTAL) Must be moisture sealed- no self sealing
News Paper Subscriptions

All of these can be sent from the following but must be purchased new only from AMAZON no third party sellers.


How many pictures can be sent in at a time?

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