Bill Address Sex Offenders' Parole, Child Solitary

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to discuss bills that simplify the parole process for convicted sex offenders in Nevada and limit the use of solitary confinement with children.

SB104 and SB107 are scheduled for discussion and deliberation by the committee Tuesday.

When a sex offender is eligible for parole, current law requires an evaluation to determine if the individual is likely to reoffend before a parole board rules on parole status. This bill removes the requirement for evaluation.

The second bill, SB107, requires that children not be kept in solitary confinement unless they are deemed a danger to self or others and all other options have been exhausted. If solitary is used, it must be for the minimal amount of time necessary.

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