Well-funded Democratic incumbent Steve Wolfson is defending his work as two challengers for the powerful Clark County district attorney position allege sentencing inconsistencies, poor leadership and lack of progress toward criminal justice reform on Wolfson's watch.
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Between 2017 and January 2022, 4,000 parole violators and 6,000 probation violators were admitted back into custody with no new conviction - nearly 40 percent of people admitted to the prison agency during those years.
The board on Tuesday modified an agreement with AFSCME, which represents four bargaining units of about 5,300 combined state employees, and adopted a long-delayed bargaining agreement with the Nevada Police Union.
“After careful review and discussions, there's no path forward for NDOC to continue disciplinary action after the emergency regulation expired and the Legislative Commission failed to approve the regulation."
From the onset, prosecutors sought the death penalty. During his trial in the summer of 2000, Clark County District Attorney Stewart Bell characterized the incident as the “worst massacre in the history of Las Vegas.”
Ford listed the trip to Qatar, a small Arab Gulf monarchy with a population of 3 million, on his 2022 annual financial disclosure form filed last week, listing the value of the trip’s “programmatic logistics” at $15,000.
While prisons have long struggled to fill positions and rely heavily on overtime to provide 24/7 staffing, several prison staffers said the situation is worse now than they have ever seen it before, to the point that they fear for their safety.
“While the Governor is not a lawyer, he believes if you file a document with blatantly false statements with a government agency, that is a crime, or ought to be a crime,” Sisolak's office said in a statement.
In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this month, the ACLU asked the department to investigate alleged violations of deaf inmates’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“My understanding is that it would be less painful than other methods,” said Daniel Buffington, a clinical pharmacologist who works at the University of South Florida. “It would reduce the individual's anxiety… It would be quick.”
During a three day-long hearing in federal court last week, Floyd’s counsel called upon medical experts to highlight the alleged inefficacy of the state’s proposed execution plans, which include a novel combination of lethal injection drugs.