When a convicted sexual offender becomes eligible for parole, there are a series of specific, statutory requirements that they will need to adhere to if they are released via parole pursuant to NRS 213.1245. For example, the parolee will need to abstain from drinking any alcohol, have their residence approved by their probation officer and parole board, not come in contact with minors under the age of 18, etc.
If the State Board of Pardons Commissioners considers releasing a prisoner convicted of a sexual offense (specifically those listed in NRS 179D.097), the Board will require, as a condition of parole, that the parolee will:
(a) Reside at a location only if:
(1) The residence has been approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
(2) If the residence is a facility that houses more than three persons who have been released from prison, the facility is a facility for transitional living for released offenders that is licensed pursuant to chapter 449 of NRS.
(3) The parolee keeps the parole and probation officer informed of his or her current address.
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(b) Accept a position of employment or a position as a volunteer only if it has been approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee and keep the parole and probation officer informed of the location of his or her position of employment or position as a volunteer.
(c) Abide by any curfew imposed by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
(d) Participate in and complete a program of professional counseling approved by the Division.
(e) Submit to periodic tests, as requested by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee, to determine whether the parolee is using a controlled substance.
(f) Submit to periodic polygraph examinations, as requested by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
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(g) Abstain from consuming, possessing or having under his or her control any alcohol.
(h) Not have contact or communicate with a victim of the offense or a witness who testified against the parolee or solicit another person to engage in such contact or communication on behalf of the parolee, unless approved by the Chief or his or her designee and a written agreement is entered into and signed in the manner set forth in subsection 2.
(i) Not use aliases or fictitious names.
(j) Not obtain a post office box unless the parolee receives permission from the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
(k) Not have contact with a person less than 18 years of age in a secluded environment unless another adult who has never been convicted of an offense listed in NRS 179D.097 is present and permission has been obtained from the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee in advance of each such contact.
(l) Unless approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee and by a psychiatrist, psychologist or counselor treating the parolee, if any, not knowingly be within 500 feet of any place, or if the place is a structure, within 500 feet of the actual structure, that is designed primarily for use by or for children, including, without limitation, a public or private school, a school bus stop, a center or facility that provides day care services, a video arcade, an amusement park, a playground, a park, an athletic field or a facility for youth sports, or a motion picture theater. The provisions of this paragraph apply only to a parolee who is a Tier 3 offender.
(m) Comply with any protocol concerning the use of prescription medication prescribed by a treating physician, including, without limitation, any protocol concerning the use of psychotropic medication.
(n) Not possess any sexually explicit material that is deemed inappropriate by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
(o) Not patronize a business which offers a sexually related form of entertainment and which is deemed inappropriate by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
(p) Not possess any electronic device capable of accessing the Internet and not access the Internet through any such device or any other means, unless possession of such a device or such access is approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee.
(q) Inform the parole and probation officer assigned to the parolee if the parolee expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of their enrollment at an institution of higher education. As used in this paragraph, “institution of higher education” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.045.
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