When Justice Elissa Cadish asked Liakopoulos if he took responsibility for the actions that lead to his conviction, he said he felt pressured into making a promise to vote for the tax increase, but that “I should have been truthful with the lady, regardless of the circumstances.”
Advocates asked that injunctive relief include the pharmacy board removing cannabis from the controlled substance list, removing the Schedule 1 designation and declaring that the board’s authority over the regulation of cannabis no longer exists in Nevada law.
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The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) wants incoming mail, particularly greeting cards and colored drawings, to be converted into digital copies for prisoners’ tablets or kiosks in common areas. They said the new policy is meant to prevent drugs hidden in colored paper, dye or ink, from entering prison walls.
The analysis comes as lawmakers in 2019 ended the practice of “prison gerrymandering,” in which incarcerated people are counted in the census as part of the county where their prison is located, rather than their last home.
Though McMahill emerged as the establishment-backed candidate, he maintained that he would not be following anyone else’s playbook as sheriff, noting that he spent the majority of his law enforcement career on the “uniform side of the police department."
Quenga said the primary goal of prison industries is to transform offenders into productive citizens who have a skillset. But Neal argues that the current arrangement at NDOC is counterproductive – mainly because offenders often come home penniless and at-risk.
Well-funded Democratic incumbent Steve Wolfson is defending his work as two challengers for the powerful Clark County district attorney position allege sentencing inconsistencies, poor leadership and lack of progress toward criminal justice reform on Wolfson's watch.
Between 2017 and January 2022, 4,000 parole violators and 6,000 probation violators were admitted back into custody with no new conviction - nearly 40 percent of people admitted to the prison agency during those years.
The board on Tuesday modified an agreement with AFSCME, which represents four bargaining units of about 5,300 combined state employees, and adopted a long-delayed bargaining agreement with the Nevada Police Union.