The Warm Springs Correctional Center (WSCC) was authorized by and constructed through appropriations from the 1961 legislative session and was known as the Nevada Womens Correctional Center until September 1997. It was converted to a medium security mens prison in 1998, then to a minimum custody facility in July 2003. On December 20, 2000, WSCC launched its first Prison Industry. A crew of thirty inmates recycle playing cards for resale in area gift shops and retail outlets. The work involves trimming the corners of decks with an industrial cutter (to denote that the decks may not be used again in a casino), sorting the cards to ensure each deck is complete and packaging them for resale.