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 40.221123, -118.389614
Status Operational every day
Population 1,680
Opened August 1995
Warden Quentin Byrne
Notable prisoners
O.J. Simpson

Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC) is a Nevada Department of Corrections prison in unincorporated Pershing County, Nevada, near Lovelock.[1] It is approximately 439 miles North-Northwest of Las Vegas, and 319 miles East-Northeast of San Francisco. Former American football running back O.J. Simpson is the most famous prisoner at this facility.

History[edit]

Lovelock is 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 started in August 1995 with two 168 cell housing units. Each 80-square-foot (7.4 m2) cell can house two inmates. Construction on the second phase saw two 168 cell units and two 84 cell units made available for the institution to hold 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 wide 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 nine years before becoming eligible for parole.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC)". Nevada Department of Corrections. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Arseniuk, Melissa; Ryan, Cy (December 19, 2008). "O.J. transferred to Lovelock". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 

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