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Law automatically charging youths as adults blasted as outdated relic

Nevada is still dealing with the ramifications of 90s-era tough-on-crime policies that popped up across the nation and led to skyrocketing rates of mass...
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Dead like us: Why we should abolish the death penalty

If somebody murdered my child, I would want them dead. I am 5’4 and 118 pounds. But I could do it with my bare...
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Corrections Dept. rule has extended prisoners’ sentences during pandemic

Inmates have been locked up months past their release date because of a Nevada Department of Corrections interpretation of a regulation regarding “good time”...

Bipartisan support for proposal to pay working inmates minimum wage

The hourly rate for an inmate employed as a maintenance worker by Silver State Industries, the Nevada Department of Corrections’ industrial work program, is...

LV judge files federal civil rights suit against Nevada Judicial Commission

The commission that disciplines judges in Nevada conspired to ruin the career and reputation of Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress Tobiasson...
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Cannizzaro challenges prison director on inmate money seizures

State Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, a prosecutor by trade, knows a thing or two about Marsy’s Law, the constitutional amendment approved by voters...
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Proposal to create state water court gets broad support

The Nevada Supreme court held a public hearing Wednesday to consider the creation of a commission to study the adjudication of water law cases,...
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Legislation aims to end racial disparities in youth possession of weed

Nevadans voted in 2016 to "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol," but experts say when it comes to young people and law enforcement, a wide disparity...

Assemblywoman makes case for treating pretrial house arrest as time served

Last year, Assemblywoman Selena Torres heard from a former student who had been confined to house arrest for nearly 13 months awaiting his trial...
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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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