HELP Nevada Legislature Move Bills Impacting Incarcerated People

HELP Nevada Legislature Move Bills Impacting Incarcerated People

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Over the past 6 months, Nevada Department of Corrections has TWICE implemented revised deductions on incarcerated people that are leaving them indigent with deductions in excess of 80% of ALL money they receive. Through wages AND through family contributions. 

For many people that work in Prison Industries, they are earning about $85 and after deductions, are left with under $2 after restitution payments, court fees, room and board and more. 

Right now, only the Administrative Policies that govern NDOC allow the Director of Prison's to decide what is "reasonable" in terms of deductions, but this Legislative Session, NDOC has proposed Senate Bill 22 which would make the regulation law and give the Director of Prisons unchecked control to make these decisions. 

He has proven that he is not to be trusted with that level of control. We have met with NDOC on two separate occasions to negotiate a "friendly bill" that would provide cap's to the percentage that NDOC could deduct from an inmate's account and wages. The first time, they didn't negotiate at all. The second time they appeared to be at least having a conversation and then turned around and emailed the Senate Judiciary and told them they couldn't agree to the things they agreed to in our meeting. 

WE need. your help! Currently Families of the Incarcerated AND Incarcerated people are facing horrible decisions that impact their very survival, financially, and sometimes literally. 

PLEASE sign this petition and help us show the Nevada Legislature that our communities are standing behind us and that they should vote no to SB22 as written and accept the amended language providing for protection and cap's on inmate deductions. 

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