Southern Desert Correctional Center

Indian Springs, Nevada
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Located in Clark County, just north of Las Vegas, Southern Desert Correctional Center opened in February 1982.The department's fourth major institution has seven 102-cell housing units, one of which housed federal prisoners until the state took it over in 1987. Each 60-square foot cell housed one inmate at that time. A new 200-cell housing unit opened in 1989, and two 240-bed dormitory-style housing units were added in March 2008, bringing the population capacity from 714 in 1982 to its present capacity of 2,149.


In addition to our staff of 198 Protective Service staff, Southern Desert Correctional Center employs a number of professional and skilled staff:

  • 38 Program Staff (including Education Principal, AA and Braille, Psychologist, TRUST and Re-Entry)
  • 12 Skilled Maintenance Personnel
  • 4 Warehouse Employees
  • 4 Correctional Cooks
  • 1 Laundry/Dry Cleaning Specialist
  • 1 Recreation Specialist
  • 9 Administrative/Clerical
  • 1 Institutional Chaplain

Las Vegas, Nevada

One thing's for sure: Las Vegas, Nevada is a place that needs no introduction. With its five-star resorts, world-class restaurants, stellar shopping, unrivaled entertainment, and 24/7 pulse—from classic Downtown Las Vegas to the famous Las Vegas Strip and beyond—this one-of-a-kind city owns the throne as the world’s premier tourist destination. Get the lay of the land in Nevada’s largest city, a vision for visiting Vegas like a pro, and tips on exploring the stunning sights of southern Nevada.


There's no denying the allure of Las Vegas, Nevada. Renowned for its luxurious resorts, top-notch dining, extravagant shopping, unparalleled entertainment, and non-stop energy, this iconic city stands as the ultimate tourist hotspot. From the historic charm of Downtown Las Vegas to the glitz and glamour of the famous Las Vegas Strip and beyond, there's something for everyone in this dazzling metropolis. Discover the ins and outs of Nevada's largest city, gain expert advice for navigating Vegas like a seasoned pro, and uncover the breathtaking sights of southern Nevada.


Nothing brings this town’s wild story to life like Las Vegas’ museums. The city’s glory days are on full display across the 20,000-square-foot Nevada State Museum–Las Vegas, with displays ranging from the “Showgirl Wall” to “the Atomic Age” to features on colorful characters like Howard Hughes and the Rat Pack. And then there’s the Mob Museum, showcasing both sides of the notorious battle between organized crime and law enforcement, here in Las Vegas and beyond—complete with an on-site speakeasy and distillery. Find a different kind of illumination at the Neon Museum, home to more than 200 rescued historic neon signs, on an our-long tour any day—or better yet, night—of the week.


Drive about a half hour west towards those stunning reddish peaks you can see from your hotel’s “mountain view” room and trade the urban bustle for some of our favorite Nevada scenic splendor. Incredible rock climbing, hiking, and world-class views beckon at Red Rock National Conservation Area, while more tranquility awaits next door at historic Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Retreat to cooler temperatures among ancient bristlecone pine trees at Mt. Charleston, Nevada’s fifth tallest peak. There’s even skiing and other wintertime action at Lee Canyon—less than an hour from Downtown Las Vegas.

And if you really want to go from “Neon to Nature,” check out our three-loop mini road trip to Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, and the Colorado River, plus some charming Mojave Desert towns along the way.

Event in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas shows are as well-known as the city itself, and they never disappoint. From headliner concerts and pop star residencies to Cirque du Soleil, magic, comedy, and beyond, no matter when you visit, there are shows in Las Vegas on hundreds of stages. Just choose a night and pick your pleasure.

As much as we all revere Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, and Celine Dion, today, live music in Las Vegas reverberates far beyond lounge legends and blockbuster productions. Touring bands rock the house at local clubs around town, while streets shut down and arenas fill for music festivals like the 400,000-reveler Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, chart-topper-filled iHeartRadio Music Fest at T-Mobile Arena, and the 10-block, 3-day Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Downtown Las Vegas.

Recent years have also turned Las Vegas into a serious destination for sports fans. In 2020, the state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium became home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, while the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights skated to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural 2017-18 season. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway grabs racing’s pole position hosting the world’s top drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, numerous NHRA events, and more. Meanwhile, the PRCA Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has been proving since 1985—with the world’s richest and most prestigious pro rodeo—that Vegas cowboys ain’t all neon.

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