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Legislation would expand eligibility for good time credits

In an attempt to contend with rising prison populations, lawmakers want to expand who is eligible for good time credits, which are awarded to...
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Lawmakers examine fix to Clinton-era limits on help for released inmates

With then-President Bill Clinton promising to “end welfare as we know it,” the federal government passed a welfare reform law in 1996 that banned...

Unisex bathrooms, women’s sports and abortion dominate NV ERA hearing

“This bill is about equality. Period,” Sen. Patricia Spearman said in 2017, when Nevada became the first state in decades to ratify the federal...
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Lawsuit: Metro officers who killed protester may have ‘simply overreacted’

The four Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers who fired 19 rounds at 25 year-old Jorge Gomez during a Black Lives Matter protest last year...
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Bill would curtail debt-based driver’s license suspensions

Lawmakers in Nevada have introduced a measure that would prevent authorities from suspending a driver’s license when a person cannot pay or respond to...

Hearing on bill to restrict no-knock warrants cuts advocates short

Prompted by the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot and killed in Kentucky last March when law enforcement carried out a no-knock...

Nevada one of few Medicaid expansion states to terminate inmate benefits

A measure before state lawmakers could help connect individuals released from Nevada’s jails and prisons with the health care and other services they need...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats...
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Organizers, lawmakers revive efforts to decriminalize traffic tickets

Following summer protests calling for reforms to policing, the newly launched Nevada chapter of the Fines and Fees Justice Center along with UNLV sociology...
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NDOC wants inmates excluded from state sexual assault bill of rights

Despite not identifying any instances of a specific problem as a result of Nevada enacting a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, NDOC asked...

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