Nevada Revised Statutes § 211.171–211.200 governs the Nevada provisions for prisoner exchange of labor for confinement. These provisions allow prisoners to exchange the performance of labor for confinement, according to certain regulations.
Nevada Revised Statutes § 211.171 governs the exchange of labor for confinement, and the eligibility of prisoners to exchange labor for confinement as well as the regulations for the performance for labor.
Nevada Revised Statutes § 211.171 provides that the sheriff or police chief of the municipality shall prescribe criteria of eligibility for the exchange of labor for confinement. A prisoner is not eligible for another or continued exchange if the prisoner has previously failed to perform labor satisfactorily as assigned or to comply with the regulations governing the assigned labor.
The sheriff of chief of police shall adopt reasonable regulations for the performance of assigned labor.
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The promise of a prisoner to appear and the penalty for violation of such promise is governed by Nev. Rev. Stat. § 211.180. This provision provides that a prisoner who voluntarily exchanges labor for confinement shall give his or her promise appear for such assigned work by signing a notice to appear before the sheriff or chief of police of the municipality and the time and place specified in the notice. The sheriff or chief of police must retain a copy and provide a copy to the prisoner.
It is a misdemeanor crime for a prisoner to willfully violate the promise to appear.
The exchange of labor for confinement may include an administrative fee, as established by the board of county commissioners or the governing body of a city, for participation in the voluntary exchange program. Such fee is governed by Nev. Rev. Stat. § 211.190. Such a fee must be reasonably sufficient in the aggregate to cover the costs of administering the program, but a prisoner may only be required to pay toward to the extent of the prisoner’s ability to pay.
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Any violation by a prisoner of the regulations governing the prisoner’s conduct or performance of assigned labor under circumstances that do not constitute a public offense gives the sheriff or chief of the police of the municipality the authority to return the prisoner to physical confinement. This is governed by Nev. Rev. Stat. § 211.200.
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