Letter to Governor Sandoval about investigating if appointment of Nevada Parole Board Commissioner Bisbee violates NRS 213.108(6)

Senator Segerblom:
 
Attached please find a copy of my communications with Governor Sandoval regarding the composition of the NV Board of Parole Commissioners in violation of the provisions of NRS 213.108(6) for your review and investigation:
 
 
One of our Members contacted the Governor’s Office regarding this matter and was advised that Commissioner Bisbee is “classified” as having a P&P background – not a prison background. 
 
On the Parole Board website, Commissioner Bisbee information indicates she was employed by the NV Department of Corrections, with no reference as to having worked for P&P. If her background was P&P, a person would think it would be listed with the information on her background. 
 
It appears to me, and others, that Commissioner Bisbee is “classified” as having a background in P&P to evade the requirements of NRS 213.108(6). To us, it is a clear violation of the legislatively intended statute.
 
Would you please initiate an investigation into this matter and insure that corrective action, if necessary, is taken and a report on the results of your investigation is published for the people of the community to review.
 
Please note Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Cortez Masto do not provide e-mail addresses on their websites – which is why those offices have not been copied with this e-mail.
 
Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.
 
Sincerely,
 
John Witherow

NV-CURE President

Letter to Governor Sandoval on Parole Board Composition

Attached and below is a copy of the letter NV-CURE sent to Governor Sandoval, with a copy to Attorney General Masto, regarding the composition of the Board of Parole Commissioners.

 
Please review the below letter and, should you deem it appropriate, write a letter, e-mail, or telephone Governor Sandoval or Senator Segerblom regarding the limitation imposed by NRS 213.108(6) on the number of former prison people that may be Members of the Parole Board and request that Chairman Bisbee and one other former prison person be removed from the Parole Board.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Governor Sandoval:

NV-CURE is writing to bring to your attention an apparent violation of the provision of NRS 213.108(6), which prohibits more than two members of the Board of Parole Commissioners (Parole Board) from the field of prisons (NRS 213.108(5)(a)(1).

The current composition of the Parole Board consists of at least three, and possibly four, members from the field of prisons. Those members are: Connie Bisbee; Tony Corda; Adam Endel; and, possibly, Eddie Gray. According to their biographies on the Parole Board website, each of these members have a background in the field of prisons. One, or possibly two, of the referenced members should be removed from the Parole Board to comply with the provisions of NRS 213.108(6).

NV-CURE suggest that one of the members of the Parole Board to be removed be Connie Bisbee, as she is the Chairperson of the Parole Board and she is responsible for Parole Board compliance with the laws of the State of Nevada relating to the Parole Board.

Please advise NV-CURE of your decision in this matter.  Thank you very much for your time and consideration.