If you or a loved one completed a prison sentence, the process and transition back into the community at large can be quite difficult and potentially overwhelming, depending on the length of your prison sentence. There is also an unfortunate stigma associated with someone who has a criminal record. This is why you may want to consider enrolling into a program of reentry into the community provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections. The programs can be helpful in facilitating access to job opportunities, acquiring housing, and access to medical and health services for those who are released from prison.
The available programs are codified in Chapter 209 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, specifically NRS 209.4871 through 209.4889.
According to NRS 213.600, the key terms used NRS 213.600 to 213.635, have a meaning related to the section to be used to explain what they represent.
According to NRS 213.605, the term board is used to refer to the State Board of Parole Commissioners. NRS 213.607 defines the correctional program as initiatives for helping offenders and parolees in their community reentry acts.
Pursuant to NRS 213.609, the term director refers to the Director of the Department of Corrections. The word division, on the other hand, means the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.
Division programs relate to the set procedures for reentry of prisoners or parolees as defined by the judicial district according to NRS 209.4883.
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Pursuant to NRS 213.625, the Chair of the Board in consultation with the Division has powers to refer a prisoner who is being considered for parole to join the program. However, the Chair of the Board must be convinced that the offender will be willing to participate in the program and benefit the judicial program.
The Chair can also be ordered by the reentry court to approve a person who has qualified for the reentry program to join the initiative according to NRS 209.4883.
Pursuant to NRS 209.4886, a person can join the programs of reentry into the community if under the custody of the Division and is being considered for parole.
According to subsection four of NRS 213.625, the Board shall consider the criminal history of the person and public safety before ordering a person to take part in the judicial program.
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Pursuant to NRS 213.630, the reentry court has the power to determine whether the parolee has violated the terms of the judicial program or parole. The court can establish and enforce the appropriate punishment for the violation. The parolee can also be reported to the Board for the misconduct.
The Board has the mandate to take any appropriate action that is within the chapter on the parolee who is reported to have violated the terms of the judicial program according to subsection two of NRS 213.630.
According to NRS 213.632, the guidelines on the referral of persons into the correctional programs are strict on the terms and conditions for referring a potential parolee.
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