All About the Northern Nevada Correctional Center and Contacting Inmates

Connect With an Inmate All About the Northern Nevada Correctional Center and Contacting Inmates

How to Connect With An Inmate At Northern Nevada Correctional Center

If you have a friend or family member that's currently incarcerated at Northern Nevada Correctional Center, staying in contact may seem a little difficult. However, connecting with inmates is doable, and the process of doing so is entirely accessible. Visitation and phone calls may not always be an option, but writing letters can help you maintain communication and boost morale for inmates as they serve their sentence.

At many correctional facilities, connecting with an inmate can be done as long as you obtain their ID number, have their name, and meet the facility's basic requirements. To find out how you can contact an individual serving time at NNCC, DoNotPay can help you get through the process quickly.

Where Is Northern Nevada Correctional Center

Located in Carson City, Nevada, the Northern Nevada Correctional Center has been in operation since 1964. The facility was originally built with three housing units for convicted individuals and expanded in 2008 when seven additional housing units were built. Compared to state facilities, NNCC is relatively small and can only house 1,619 inmates at any given time.

To encourage progressive and rehabilitative behavior, Northern Nevada Correctional Center stimulates inmates by providing vocational training, education, and treatment opportunities. Programs include auto mechanics, computer, and dry cleaning services to help individuals build strong skill sets and provide them with consistency in their daily activities.

Inmates have on-site medical, mental health, and support staff available to assist as needed and local schools that help provide educational programs so that inmates can receive their high school diploma, GED, and even earn college credits to help prepare for reintegration into society.

How Do I Contact Inmates at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

AddressP.O. box 7000

1721 Snyder Ave, Carson City

NV 89701, United States

Phone Number(775) 977-5000

If you're planning to visit an inmate, as of May 1, 2021, all visitors must meet the following requirements and abide by these rules:

  • All visitors must be five or older.
  • All visitors must get their temperatures taken before entry
  • All visitors will be administered a rapid COVID-19 test and must be negative for the virus
  • All visitors must wear a face mask
  • Visitors will be limited to two per inmate
  • Visitation will be at a limited capacity
  • Visiting hours will vary at each institution

When contacting an inmate via mail, you must remember that you cannot send items that may be considered contraband, and all letters and packages will be inspected before the inmate receives them. The only time a letter will not be inspected is if it contains legal documents for the individual.

Inmate Name, ID Number

​Northern Nevada Correctional Center

P.O. Box 7000

Carson City, Nevada 89702

Additionally, mail can be sent to inmates via Corrlinks. This allows you to electronically communicate with an inmate by paying a small fee. Upon receipt, the letter will be printed in the mailroom and delivered to the intended inmate.

What to Do Before Contacting a Prisoner

If you're planning to contact an inmate at Northern Nevada Correctional Center, be sure to review the facility's guidelines beforehand. Acceptance of letters is subject to approval upon investigation and review of each letter. Packages that include books, magazines, or printed material must be distributed via a reputable sender like Amazon and must be in a paperback format. Books and letters cannot contain maps or codes of any type.

If visiting, you must submit an inmate visitors application for approval before being able to request visitation. Upon approval, depending on which housing the inmate you'd like to contact is in, you'll need to schedule select days and wait for approval for each time you want to visit.

Visitation hours are limited based on direction from the warden but typically follow these set timeframes.

  1. Standard visitation with inmates at NNCC lasts up to 2 hours.
  2. If you're visiting from out of state, the warden may grant you up to 4 hours for your visit.

How to Locate and Contact an Imprisoned Friend With the Help of DoNotPay

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


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Want to learn more about connecting with an inmate at Northern Nevada Correctional Center or another facility? Check out these DoNotPay guides to learn how to locate an inmate, how to write a letter to an inmate, and much more.

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