Cleaning up after completion of the movie

by Glen Whorton The holidays always slow things down a bit, but we’ve had a busy few weeks since Christmas. The action picked up almost immediately with Robin Bates hammering on the film production company for the repair of the carpet in the Courtroom. During the film production many of the crew brought their dogs into the prison. Robin’s legendary persistence has paid off and the company has agreed to pay $4,000 for the replacement of the carpeting.  This should be completed before the end of January. Good job. Robin! This replacement has been approved by the State Historic Preservation … Read More

General membership meeting and lecture

The next general membership meeting of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society will be Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. in the Ormsby Conference Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Our guest speaker will be Karen Gedney, MD. Dr. Gedney retired as a senior physician at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center after 30 years of service. She will be presenting an insider’s look at changes in prison health care over time. In her retirement, Dr. Gedney is a professional speaker and author of the book “30 Years Behind Bars.” Dr. Gedney holds a lifetime membership in the Society and … Read More

Newly discovered stereograph

A recently discovered stereograph, believed to be circa 1880, shows people examining prehistoric footprints at the Nevada State Prison. Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. Check out the Library of Congress’s collection, where you can search for Nevada or the name on this card, Pacific Coast Views, for several eye-catching examples, including views of Washoe Valley and of Yosemite from the late 1800s. This particular stereograph doesn’t show up in either search. If you have any additional information about it, … Read More

Christmas ornament features NSP

The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is proud to have had a depiction of the historic prison fashioned into a Carson City Christmas ornament in 2015. A limited supply of these collectible ornaments are for sale at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce office for $15 each.  

Doctor to speak at next meeting

Update: The meeting date has been changed to Feb. 17. The next general membership meeting of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Ormsby Conference Room at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Our speaker will be Karen Gedney, MD. Dr. Gedney retired from the Nevada Department of Corrections after 30 years of service as a senior physician. She will be presenting an insider’s look at changes in prison health care over time. In her retirement, Dr. Gedney is a professional speaker and author of the book “30 Years Behind … Read More

Thoughts from the president

by Glen Whorton By now you have heard that a movie was filmed at Nevada State Prison. This was a 10-week endeavor involving thousands of hours of Nevada State Prison Preservation Society volunteer time. Actually, this movie would not have been possible without the involvement of NSPPS. Coordination of this effort was supervised by NSPPS Vice President Robin Bates. It all started in August with the development of a location agreement by NSPPS legal counsel, Brian Hutchins. The movie company prepped the site during the month of September, and filmed during October and November. The support of our members was … Read More