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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The head of Nevada's state prison system is stepping down after three years in office.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval ordered an audit of the Department of Corrections when the state had to shell out $15.5 million in overtime costs last year.
When Nevada’s new prisons chief took over, he made it clear he was going to change the system.
The ACLU of Nevada released a 48-page study on the use of solitary confinement within the Nevada Department of Corrections system.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has landed two new grants aimed at preparing its inmates for a successful life outside of prison.
Capital punishment is on hold for now in Nevada.
The Nevada Department of Corrections is making some changes that are beginning to get some notice.
As he told KNPR's State of Nevada in May, the new director of Nevada's prison system says he's ending the use of birdshot behind bars.
The state official hired to change the culture of guards and inmates in Nevada's prisons is promising to shift the system toward inmate rehabilitation, in an effort to protect the public.
James Dzurenda took over the Nevada Department of Corrections in April, and he has his hands full.
A former prisons official in Connecticut and New York City has been named to head the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday that James Dzurenda will begin his new job April 4.