The Nevada legislature empowered the Department of Corrections to establish programs to employ offenders. The specific statutory authority can be found in Nevada Revised Statutes 209.457 thru 209.481.
Now, to be eligible to work in conservation camps, you must be eligible to be assigned to a minimum-security facility or institution. You can not have:
And then, there are set procedures for classifying the prisoners that qualify and selecting those who will work in this program.
You’d fight fires in the forest, work public safety, forestry conservation programs, and day labor projects, including the beautification of highways. You’ll also be part of an emergency response and work projects that work to conserve human resources and natural resources. And don’t worry, you’ll be trained in everything before you’re thrown into the field.
The Director will give the Department of Motor Vehicles a secure facility that they can use to employ you in producing license plates.
With the Board’s approval, the Director can allow prisoners to participate in specific educational, charitable, and civic programs that will benefit the community as long as appropriate security measures are taken.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
If the Director wishes to start a new program to employ the offenders inside the prison, he must first prepare a report of how it will impact the industries and businesses around him and the effect on the number of jobs that would consequently be made unavailable to the general public.
The report he must submit to the Committee on Industrial Programs must contain a detailed written analysis of what kind of effect he estimates the contract will have on the State’s private industries. For instance, he must answer the questions: “How many private Nevada industries already offer these services or products?” “How many residents do these industries currently employ?” “How many additional prisoners would be employed if this contract were approved?” “What new skills would the prisoners learn due to the approval of this contract?”
You can if you first obtain approval of the Director. He has every right to approve or disapprove either private employment or self-employment you wish to engage in.
However, there are three stipulations that you must follow:
Besides this, your private employer will also need to provide the Director with a few additional things:
When I initially met with Mr. Wooldridge, he took the opportunity to sit and go over my problem with me. He described details in my case which he found disturbing and explained why he I should have him on my side.
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