When a defendant is convicted of a crime, they are not always ordered to serve the entirety of their sentence in prison. The Nevada legislature passed a law that enables individuals to apply for electronic supervisor and for prisoners to participate in different programs, such as work release.
According to NRS 211.260, it is not necessary for you to be employed in order to qualify for a work release program or take part in an educational program to qualify for electronic supervision. The county commissioners Board and the leading body of an integrated city can organize needed arrangements to use the labor of the convicts who are committed to any prison within any county/ City/ Town in Nevada State. The establishment of the program is done by a sheriff, chief of police to release the convicts for prison for work or education.
For prisoners to be included in a program, a thorough screening of the prisoner is conducted until they found to be qualified for inclusion. Some of the screening areas these prisoners undergo before they are cleared are.
Here is the specific language of NRS 211.120:
(a) Provide for thorough screening of prisoners for inclusion in the program;
(b) Be limited to prisoners who have been sentenced; and
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(c) Require that each prisoner who participates in the program reimburse the county, city or town in whole or in part, according to the prisoners ability to pay, for his or her room and board during the time the prisoner participates in the program.
According to NRS 211.260, a prisoner who is electronically supervised is eligible for employment, work release, and educational programs upon the same conditions as a prisoner who is confined physically in a correctional institution.
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