Board OKs RV Spaces for Nevada Prison Guards

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Some Nevada correctional officers at two rural work camps will soon have the option of bringing their own housing to work.

The state Board of Prison Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Department of Corrections to build two parking spaces for recreational vehicles at conservation camps in Winnemucca and Carlin.

Prison officials say a housing shortage in those communities because of a booming mining industry has made it difficult to hire and retain officers.

Personnel would have to provide their own RV, carry their own insurance and will be charged for utilities. Alcohol, firearms and guests would be prohibited.

Administrators say those living arrangements would be temporary for no longer than a year or two.

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