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Jails tend to be smaller than prisons. And they are usually located in highly-populated metropolitan areas near the local courthouse.
Jail inmates who get convicted of a felony – either through a trial or by plea bargain – will be transferred to a prison to serve their sentence.
Who goes to prison in Nevada?
Nevada state prisons house people convicted of a felony, which carries a minimum of one year in prison. (Though it may be possible for certain defendants to be released earlier.) Prisons tend to be much larger than jails. Prisons are state-run by the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), and they are usually in rural areas. Search for inmates here.
The NDOC’s Non-conforming Gender Review Committee (NGRC) makes the final decision on where transgender prisoners are placed. See our related article on women inmates in Nevada.
Since prisons are long-term facilities, they offer various educational programs such as
ESL (English as a Second Language), and
Some of the vocational training inmates may receive include
HVAC installation and repair,
car mechanics and restoration,
business and management.
One way in which jails and prisons are similar is that inmates may not receive phone calls. Instead, they can only call out. Also, these phone calls are recorded. So jail inmates who are awaiting trial must be careful not to say anything incriminating.
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.