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

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

Another month of slow but steady progress

by Glen Whorton This has been another month of slow but steady progress. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust grant has made it possible to begin work on preparing the prison for tours. There are three projects that we know are going to be needed, even though the Code Analysis is not complete. We are going to need handrails for the walkway from the visiting room to the cellhouse. There will be a requirement for a handicap ramp at the entrance to the cellhouse. Lastly we want to open the tier between A Block and B Block of the cellhouse. … Read More