Lovelock Correctional Center

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Lovelock Correctional Center
Location

1200 Prison Road, Lovelock, NV 89419

Pershing County
Coordinates Coordinates: 40°13′22″N 118°23′18″W / 40.22278°N 118.38833°W / 40.22278; -118.38833
Status Operational
Population 1,680
Opened August 1995
Warden Robert LeGrand
Notable prisoners
Ike Ibeabuchi, O. J. Simpson

Lovelock Correctional Center is a Nevada Department of Corrections prison in unincorporated Pershing County, Nevada, near Lovelock.[1]

History[edit]

Lovelock is located in Pershing County and is the seventh major institution of the Nevada Department of Corrections.[1] It was constructed and opened in two phases. The first phase opened in August 1995 with two 168 cell housing units. Each 80-square-foot (7.4 m2) cell has the capacity to house two inmates. Construction on the second phase saw two 168 cell units and two 84 cell units being made available for the institution to a current capacity of a total 1,680 offenders.[1] Its industrial plant, housed in two 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) buildings, makes garments and mattresses.[1]

The facility received worldwide media coverage in 2008 when former football star O. J. Simpson was sent there after being sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of 9 years before becoming eligible for parole.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nevada Department of Corrections (2010). Lovelock Correctional Center. Nevada Department of Corrections. Retrieved on 2010-01-06 from http://www.doc.nv.gov/?q=node/26.
  2. ^ Friess, Steve (December 5, 2008). "Simpson Sentenced to at Least 9 Years in Prison". New York Times. Retrieved December 5, 2008. 
  3. ^ http://www.rgj.com/article/20081219/NEWS18/81219031[dead link]
  4. ^ Arseniuk, Melissa and Cy Ryan. "O.J. transferred to Lovelock." Las Vegas Sun. Friday December 19, 2008. Retrieved on January 6, 2010.

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