NV-CURE is e-mailing you regarding a serious problem with people being held in prison past their release dates. According to our information, over 400 people are currently being held in prison past their release dates. It costs approximately $20,000.00 per year for Nevada to incarcerate a person in prison. That is $54.79 per day. For over 400 people, that is over $21,917.00 PER DAY it is costing Nevada taxpayers to hold people in prison that should have been released and on their way to becoming productive members of our community.
WHY IS THIS?
NV-CURE requests that the Legislature find out the reason. The Legislature should summons the persons in Parole and Probation and in the NDOC, preferably the Community Resources person, to explain to the Legislature exactly why this is happening – and is a continuing and ongoing problem.
Twenty One Thousand Dollars a day is a substantial amount of money to spend to incarcerate people that should be in our communities supporting themselves.
Please initiate immediate action to resolve this problem. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Our latest Informational Bulletin contains a trove of news, and useful ideas on Nevada’s prisons. Read it online here, where you can also download a copy and send it to a prisoner.
Nevada Cure Informational Bulletin May 2017, nr 23
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