To ensure the effective oversight and management of prisoners, parolees, etc. the Nevada legislature passed a series of statutes that empowered the Nevada Department of Corrections with handling an array of issues associated with inmate management. The objective of the Department of Corrections is to enhance public safety by ensuring a safe and humane environment that incorporates rehabilitation initiatives that prepare individuals for successful reintegration into our communities. The stated goals of the Department are as follows:
Here is a list of the correctional facilities currently in Nevada:
In addition to correctional facilities, Nevada is home to conservation camps and transitional housing, including:
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Existing Civil Rights
According to NRS 208.135, these laws cannot be taken and misconstrued to affect the civil rights of any person. It cannot be misconstrued to affect any remedy that might be existing under common law or statute.
Existing Civil Remedies
According to NRS 208.145, if Chapter 208 of the Nevada Revised Statutes does not explicitly list a liability of damages, forfeiture, penalty, or other punishment, it does not mean it cannot be enforced. If this title does not explicitly list something that can be enforced or recovered in any proceeding or civil action, it does not mean it cannot be recovered or enforced. We cannot specifically list every detail.
This section of the Nevada Revised Statutes, according to NRS 208.155, does not make any changes to the power legally conferred upon any military authority or officer. This title does not affect their right to court-martial, inflict, or impose punishment upon those who break their rules. It, also, does not affect any authority that has been legally given to the public body, officer, or tribunal to inflict or impose punishment for a contempt.
Execution of Instrument
Lastly, when a prisoner signs a document on the line under the declaration, “under penalty of perjury,” it will have the same legal effect as if that prisoner had sworn to its truth or acknowledged it before a notary or other person who is legally authorized to administer oaths, according to NRS 208.165.
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