Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center general information

The Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center (FMWCC) is a women's-only prison in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 145,000-square-foot facility holds 950 beds. 

People can use the Nevada Department of Corrections' online inmate search to find their friends and loved ones. The FMWCC is located at:

4370 Smiley Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115-1808

In this article, our Las Vegas Nevada criminal defense attorneys discuss:

FMWCC

1. Locating a person in custody at Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center

FMWCC inmates can be found through an online search. People can also call the jail directly at (702) 668-7200.

2. Address and phone number

The Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center is located about eight minutes from Nellis Airforce Base at the following address:

4370 Smiley Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115-1808

The prison's phone number is (702) 668-7200.

3. Visiting hours

For the most current information, friends and family are advised to call FMWCC at (702) 668-7200 and ask for visiting. Visitors should dress conservatively and be prepared to be checked for outstanding warrants.

There are separate visiting hours for friends and family and for lawyers:

3.1. Friends and family visiting hours

Category of FMWCC Inmates

Visiting Hours for Friends and Family

General Population

Friday from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Check-In times are 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM; 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM; 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM

Four visitors maximum per visit

Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Check-In times are from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Four visitors maximum per visit

T / BM Unit (Unit 7)

Monday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Four visitors maximum per visit

Segregation Housing

Monday from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Check-In is from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

For Administrative Segregation, four visitors maximum per visit

For Disciplinary Segregation, visitors must call 702-668-7256 from Friday at noon to Sunday (no later) the week prior to schedule a Monday visit. Only one visit maximum per week with two visitors maximum per visit

Juveniles

Friday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The prison requires 2 weeks advance notice, and online registration is required

3.2. Professional visiting hours

Category of FMWCC Inmates

Visiting Hours for Lawyers and Professionals

General Population

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with appointments starting at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM  

Four visitors maximum per visit

Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Check-In times are 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Four visitors maximum per visit

T / BM Unit (Unit 7)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with appointments starting at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM

Four visitors maximum per visit

Segregation Housing

Monday from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM with appointments starting at 8:00 AM only.

Check-In starts at 7:30 AM

The prison requires 48 hours notice for the entrance memo

For Administrative segregation, four visitors maximum per visit

For Disciplinary segregation, two visitors maximum per visit

Juveniles

Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The prison requires 2 weeks advance notice, and online registration is required

Learn more about FMWCC's visiting hours.

4. Phoning or emailing persons in custody

4.1. Phone privileges

Family and friends may not phone inmates. Instead, persons in custody are given time throughout the week to make phone calls out through CenturyLink.

Family and friends can set up accounts to receive collect calls and/or set up prepaid accounts to permit inmates to call them. Learn how at the Nevada Department of Corrections phoning policies page.

Receiving FMWCC phone calls costs the following: 

FMWCC phone rates

4.2. Emailing persons in custody

Family and friends may email inmates for 30 cents a message after setting up a free account at Corrlinks. The prison will then print out the email and deliver it to the recipient. Inmates are not allowed to email back. Learn more about the Nevada Department of Corrections inmate email policies.

5. Sending mail to inmates

Friends and family can mail postcards or letters to FMWCC inmates at:

INMATE NAME, INMATE NUMBER
Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center
4370 Smiley Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115-1808

Persons in custody may not receive packages. Books and magazines must be mailed directly by the publisher. Call (702) 668-7200 for more information about mailing rules and regulations.

Note that the prison screens inmate mail.

6. Putting money on inmate books

There are several ways friends and family can gift money into an FMWCC inmate's account to allow them to purchase products from the prison commissary. Click on the below links for more information:

The inmate account deposit service rates are as follows:

FMWCC service rates
courtesy of Nevada Department of Corrections

Also refer to the Nevada Department of Corrections' frequently-asked-questions guide.

7. Inmate programs and health

FMWCC offers various programs to help people in custody better themselves, including:

  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • Anger and Aggression Management
  • Clark County School District, providing inmates with academic and vocational activities with the ultimate goal of earning an Adult High School Diploma and pass Hi-Set (High School Equivalency)
  • Commitment to Change (CTC) cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Employment skills
  • New Path Cosmetology Class, a vocational program
  • Parenting classes
  • Pups on Parole, training inmates to train rescue dogs and to be dog handlers (in conjunction with Heaven Can Wait Animal Society)
  • Re-Entry, assisting participants with skills to reenter society
  • Seeking Safety, a therapeutic program for traumatized women
  • Sex Offenders Treatment Program
  • STARS/New Light, a 120-bed intensive in-house substance abuse program
  • Survivors Overcoming Abuse and Rape
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Toastmasters Program
  • Turning Point, providing occupational and financial management training
  • Victim Impact

FMWCC inmates are provided healthcare through the Nevada Department of Correction's Medical Division, but there have been controversies:

In 2002, an inmate had her ankles shackled shortly before and after giving birth.1 In 2015, the prison denied a heavily pregnant inmate furlough to finish her pregnancy at a hospital.2 And in 2017, an inmate reported being unable to receive Hepatitis C treatment.3

8. History

FMWCC was designed and built by the Corrections Corporation of America and was opened in September of 1997. The Nevada Department of Corrections took control of the prison on October 1, 2004.

Florence McClure was a prisoner advocate, though the prison did not officially take her name until 2007.

FMWCC currently employs 171 people. At any time, Silver State Industries currently employs 15 to 80 inmates. 

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Legal References

  1. "Female prisoner in labour 'forced to wear shackles in ambulance on way to hospital and chained ten minutes after delivering daughter'", Reuters (June 29, 2012).
  2. Ken Ritter, "Nevada judge denies pregnant inmate furlough ahead of birth," Associated Press (August 6, 2015).
  3. Ben Botkin, "Some inmates frustrated by lack of treatment for hepatitis C," Associated Press (January 13, 2017).

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