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Nevada Southern Detention Center

Nevada Southern Detention Center

Customer base: U.S. Marshals Service - Facility Type: Medium, Owned since 2010
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2190 East Mesquite Avenue, Pahrump, NV 89060
Phone: 775-751-4500 Fax: 775-751-8763

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Christopher Chestnut, Warden

Facility Leader: Christopher Chestnut, Warden

Christopher Chestnut was named warden of Nevada Southern Detention Facility in November 2022. Previously, he served as assistant warden at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. Having joined CoreCivic in 1995, Chestnut has more than 27 years of corrections experience, during which he has served in the roles of correctional officer, senior correctional officer, assistant shift supervisor, shift supervisor, quality assurance manager, chief of unity management, and chief of security.  

Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Manager: Ramiro Melendrez, AW


Third Party Reporting Method(s):



Nevada Southern Detention Center at 775-751-4504

For United States Marshal Service inmates call

Toll Free Number 1-280-869-4499 Department of Justice

For ICE detainees call the ICE Detention Reporting and Information Line: 1-888-351-4024



Warden's Office

Nevada Southern Detention Center

2190 East Mesquite Ave

Pahrump, NV 89060


United States Marshal Service

Office of Inspector General

950 Pennsylvania Ave, Room 4706
Washington, DC 20537



CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330, or


Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: February 21-23, 2022

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: September 28-30, 2020

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PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: July 24-26, 2017

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PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: March 2-4, 2015

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