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 Renee Baker
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 (707 km) North-Northwest of Las Vegas, and 319 miles (513 km) East-Northeast of San Francisco.

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 American 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, which was granted on July 20, 2017.[2][3] He was released on October 1, 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC)". Nevada Department of Corrections. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Parole board votes to release O.J. Simpson from prison in October". Espn.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  3. ^ Arseniuk, Melissa; Ryan, Cy (December 19, 2008). "O.J. transferred to Lovelock". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/us/oj-simpson-released-from-prison/index.html

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