When someone is convicted of a criminal offense in Nevada, it does not necessarily mean they will have to serve the entirety of their sentence in prison. For example, it may be possible to be placed into a work release program. The Nevada legislature enacted a series of statutes governing work release programs. Those statutes can be found in the Nevada Revised Statutes 213.291 through 213.360.
To be eligible for a work release program, a prisoner must meet the following requirements:
A person released by the board is required to show proof of the documented pardon and civil rights. Correction facilities and officers should process the release of a pardoned accused or imprisoned immediately the order of discharge is received. No fee is charged upon serving the order of discharge. Furthermore, the discharged can enjoy his or her civil rights immediately after discharge, in line with NRS 231.100.
According to NRS 213.090, the released person can have his or her citizenship restored without the need for any application to have citizenship restored.
A prisoner may be released on parole if:
A prisoner released on parole, therefore, may be subjected to supervision upon his or her release. This majorly applies to parolees serving a prison sentenced for a sexual offense.
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Before the release of a person jailed for a sexual offense, the prisoner must so absolute assurance that they pose no threat to the public. It is with that that the Board proceeds to issue parole, in some cases adding to the parole a code of conduct and behavior upon the parolee’s release under NRS 213.142.
The Chief is mandated to establish a program of activities as well as supervision of the parolee. Once the program of activities is established, then the Board immediately releases the person.
According to NRS 213.1215, the mandatory release of prisoners calls for a critical review of the prisoner’s behavior especially 24 months before consideration for release or parole.
During the preceding 24 months, the prisoner must not have:
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In the case where the prisoner is not granted parole, they are given a hearing date by the Board according to NRS 213. 142. The board is mandated to issue the parolee with a code of conduct upon his or her release.
According to NRS 213.122, the release of sexual offenders on parole calls for the Division to closely supervise the prisoner’s conduct and behavior as directed by the Board.
When the Board finds a reasonable possibility that the parolee is a threat to the public, according to subsection 1, the board may decline to give the parole to the prisoner. The Board, in this case, shall issue an official written statement to the prisoner on the reasons for declining to give the parole. The Board could also schedule a hearing following NRS 213.142, except if otherwise provided by the law.
The prisoner may also not be released on parole in case he or she is noted as a focus in a lawful request by another legal agency, requesting that the prisoner scheduled for parole be held or released for detainment by the legal agency.
The Board is mandated to immediately release the prisoner on parole when the prisoner’s program of activities while on parole is identified and established.
According to NRS 213.1215, if the prisoner has not been paroled, calculation of the one year before the ending of a prisoner’s term is to be done without putting into consideration any credits earned by the prisoner in the bid to reduce his or her prison sentence.
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