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State prison confirms first positive COVID case; inmate was asymptomatic

The Nevada Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday a person housed at High Desert State Prison tested positive for COVID-19, the first reported case among...
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Legal aid center expects budget to be halved as demand more than triples

The economic damage inflicted by the pandemic will have long-lasting effects on people's finances and could increase the likelihood for many to face evictions...
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Public defenders run for judge seats to bring ‘a more balanced bench’

For a few years now, Nevada has attempted to come to terms with disparities within its criminal justice system and rectify wrongs that have...
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Arbery case’s true horror is safe harbor given for modern lynching

Only in recent years has white American culture become willing to stare the horror of lynching in the face, or at least glance at...
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Transparency, testing both in short supply at local jails, advocates say

Following positive COVID-19 cases being confirmed at local detention centers, corrections officials are being pressed to take more action to further protect inmates, administer...
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Feds: Stadium subcontractor ‘repeat violator’ of wage laws 

The company hired to paint portions of Allegiant Stadium is alleged to be “a repeat violator of the FLSA (Federal Labor Standards Act)” according...
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From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules

WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on...
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State panel rejects proposals to even consider reducing inmate population

In three separate attempts during Wednesday’s Nevada Sentencing Commission meeting, members proposed sending recommendations and letters to state officials that would urge them, at...

‘We don’t want to die locked up here’

Immigrant detainees were informed about a positive case of COVID-19 inside the Nye County Jail through a notice taped on their cell door.“We had...
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Metro to release up to 290 inmates

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is in the process of releasing almost 300 inmates in an effort to establish better social distancing within its...

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