[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:06:56 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 209 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

DEFINITIONS

NRS 209.011           Definitions.

NRS 209.021           “Board” defined.

NRS 209.031           “Classification” defined.

NRS 209.041           “Custody” defined.

NRS 209.051           “Department” defined.

NRS 209.061           “Director” defined.

NRS 209.065           “Facility” defined.

NRS 209.071           “Institution” defined.

NRS 209.075           “Manager” defined.

NRS 209.081           “Offender” defined.

NRS 209.083           “Private facility or institution” defined.

NRS 209.085           “Warden” defined.

ADMINISTRATION OF DEPARTMENT

NRS 209.101           Department created; Board of State Prison Commissioners.

NRS 209.111           Powers and duties of Board.

NRS 209.116           Board to adopt regulations establishing maximum number of prisoners who may be incarcerated in private facility or institution.

NRS 209.121           Director of Department: Appointment; qualifications; salary; other employment prohibited.

NRS 209.131           Director of Department: Duties.

NRS 209.1315         Director of Department: Training of correctional staff.

NRS 209.132           Director of Department: Authority to delegate powers, duties or functions.

NRS 209.134           Director of Department: Submission to county clerk of list of offenders released from prison or discharged from parole.

NRS 209.136           Director of Department: Notification of Legislature regarding certain matters.

NRS 209.141           Agreements with governmental agencies and private organizations.

NRS 209.151           Deputy directors: Appointment; duties; other employment prohibited.

NRS 209.153           Deputy Director for Industrial Programs: Retirement benefits.

NRS 209.161           Wardens of institutions: Appointment; duties.

NRS 209.181           Officers and employees residing at institution or facility: Charges and perquisites; notice to Legislature.

NRS 209.183           Travel expenses authorized for certain employees at specified correctional centers and conservation camps; exceptions.

NRS 209.189           Fund for Prison Industries.

NRS 209.192           Fund for New Construction of Facilities for Prison Industries.

NRS 209.201           Prison Revolving Account. [Repealed.]

NRS 209.221           Offenders’ Store Fund.

NRS 209.225           Investment and disbursement of interest and income of Offenders’ Store Fund.

NRS 209.229           Operation of vending machines in visitors’ areas; profits from operation to be deposited in Offenders’ Store Fund.

NRS 209.231           Deposit of money received from operation of conservation camp into Division of Forestry Account; powers and duties of State Forester Firewarden.

NRS 209.239           Regulation of personal property of offenders.

NRS 209.241           Safekeeping of money and valuables of offenders: Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund; duties of Director; withdrawals by offenders; disbursement of interest and income; penalties; exemptions.

NRS 209.243           Administrative claim by prisoner for loss of personal property, property damage, personal injuries or other claims; regulations.

NRS 209.244           Attorney General may establish program for mediating complaints from offenders; duties.

NRS 209.246           Deductions from individual account of offender.

NRS 209.247           Deductions from individual account of offender: Order of priority.

NRS 209.2475         Deductions from individual account of offender: Limitations; disposition of remaining money upon release of offender; reduction or elimination; transmittal.

NRS 209.248           Account for disbursements to offenders: Establishment; use; reimbursement.

NRS 209.251           Books and papers kept by Board or Director: Inspection; delivery to successors.

TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSFER OF OFFENDERS

NRS 209.261           Transportation of offender to appropriate institution or facility. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 209.261           Transportation of offender to appropriate institution or facility. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 209.273           Unnecessary expense not allowed; offenders transported collectively.

NRS 209.274           Transportation of offender to appear before court.

NRS 209.2745         Payment for transportation of offender to appear as witness in action for small claims.

NRS 209.276           Reimbursement for transportation of witness in action by offender concerning civil rights.

NRS 209.281           Temporary interstate transportation.

NRS 209.291           Transfer of offenders: Within Department; to other governmental agencies; between United States and foreign country.

NRS 209.293           Transfer of offender to correctional institution of another state.

NRS 209.301           Transfer of minors to state facility for detention of children.

NRS 209.311           Transfer of persons detained in local facility to institution or facility of Department for safekeeping.

NRS 209.321           Transfer of offender for psychiatric observation or treatment.

NRS 209.331           Medical evaluation or treatment of offender outside institution or facility.

CUSTODY, CARE AND EDUCATION OF OFFENDERS

NRS 209.341           Director to establish system of initial classification and evaluation for offenders; assignment of offender to appropriate institution or facility of Department.

NRS 209.351           Director to establish system of ongoing classification and evaluation for offenders and to maintain records.

NRS 209.3515         Director may request or provide medical or mental health records of certain offenders.

NRS 209.3517         Director may apply for determination of eligibility for Medicaid on behalf of offender.

NRS 209.352           Director may establish system for offender management.

NRS 209.353           Department to collect and submit information regarding offenders to Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History.

NRS 209.354           Department to monitor each private facility or institution which houses prisoners who are incarcerated pursuant to authority of another state; reimbursement for costs of such monitoring.

NRS 209.356           Director to establish program of regimental discipline.

NRS 209.361           Director to adopt regulations and penalties for violations.

NRS 209.365           Director to establish program to prevent offenders from possessing or receiving certain publications.

NRS 209.367           Director to establish program for testing of offenders for use of alcohol and controlled substances.

NRS 209.371           Corporal punishment and inhumane treatment prohibited.

NRS 209.376           Limitations on use of restraints on offender who is in labor, delivering her baby or recuperating from delivery.

NRS 209.381           Diet, housing and hygiene of offenders; medical and dental services of institutions and facilities.

NRS 209.3815         Autopsy of offenders.

NRS 209.382           Chief Medical Officer to examine and report on medical and dental services, diet of offenders, sanitation and safety in institutions and facilities.

NRS 209.3825         Order by court affecting conditions of confinement of prisoner; Director entitled to notice and opportunity to be heard; exception.

NRS 209.385           Testing offenders for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus; disclosure of name of offender whose tests are positive; segregation of offender; duties of Director.

NRS 209.387           Legislative findings and declarations regarding programs for education of offenders.

NRS 209.389           Board to establish programs for general education, vocational education and training and other rehabilitation.

NRS 209.391           Director to administer programs of education, training and rehabilitation, to establish programs for counseling, research, statistics and planning and to purchase textbooks.

NRS 209.392           Residential confinement: Duration; notification to victim; eligibility; violation of terms or conditions; status; restitution.

NRS 209.3925         Residential confinement or other appropriate supervision of offenders who are physically incapacitated or in ill health: Eligibility; duration; notice; notification to victim; effect of violation of terms or conditions; status; restitution.

NRS 209.393           Regulations regarding literacy of offenders.

NRS 209.396           Limitations on assignment of offender to industrial or vocational school; educational requirements for offender with developmental, learning or other disability.

NRS 209.401           Director may establish facilities for offenders to live in community.

NRS 209.417           Offenders not to have access to telecommunications devices; exception.

NRS 209.419           Interception of offender’s communications by telecommunications devices: Notice; exceptions.

NRS 209.423           Visits and correspondence between offenders and others.

NRS 209.42305       Prisoner contact with child of prisoner; use of equipment for videoconference.

TREATMENT OF ABUSERS OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

Therapeutic Communities

NRS 209.4231         Definitions.

NRS 209.4232         “Division” defined.

NRS 209.4233         “Program of aftercare” defined.

NRS 209.4234         “Substance abuser” defined.

NRS 209.4235         “Therapeutic community” defined.

NRS 209.4236         Director to establish therapeutic communities.

NRS 209.4237         Program to evaluate offenders for participation in therapeutic community; assignment to participate in therapeutic community.

NRS 209.4238         Programs of aftercare.

NRS 209.4239         Removal from therapeutic community or program of aftercare; Director may establish conditions, sanctions and incentives regarding participation; immunity.

NRS 209.424           Offenders excluded from participation.

NRS 209.4242         Director may contract with qualified persons.

NRS 209.4244         Report by Director to Legislature.

 

Program for Treatment of Certain Offenders Imprisoned for Driving Under Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Controlled Substance

NRS 209.425           Establishment of program; program to include rehabilitation, education and counseling; assignment of wages.

NRS 209.427           Assignment of offender to program; withdrawal of offender from program.

NRS 209.429           Director to assign offender to serve term of residential confinement under certain circumstances; effect of violating terms or conditions of residential confinement; status; restitution. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.429           Director to assign offender to serve term of residential confinement under certain circumstances; effect of violating terms or conditions of residential confinement; status; restitution. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

CREDITS ON TERM OF IMPRISONMENT

NRS 209.432           Definitions.

NRS 209.433           Credits for offender sentenced on or before June 30, 1969.

NRS 209.443           Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1969, for crime committed before July 1, 1985. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.443           Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1969, for crime committed before July 1, 1985. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.446           Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, but before July 17, 1997. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.446           Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, but before July 17, 1997. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.4465         Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 17, 1997. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.4465         Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 17, 1997. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.447           Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1991, for crime committed before July 1, 1985, and released on parole. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.447           Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1991, for crime committed before July 1, 1985, and released on parole. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.4475         Credits for offender on parole as of January 1, 2004, or released on parole on or after January 1, 2004. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.4475         Credits for offender on parole as of January 1, 2004, or released on parole on or after January 1, 2004. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.448           Credits for completion of program of treatment for abuse of alcohol or drugs. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.448           Credits for completion of program of treatment for abuse of alcohol or drugs. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.449           Credits for completion of vocational education and training or other program. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 209.449           Credits for completion of vocational education and training or other program. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.4495         Limitation on amount of credit offender may earn.

NRS 209.451           Forfeiture and restoration of credits.

EMPLOYMENT OF OFFENDERS

NRS 209.457           Program for operating conservation camps.

NRS 209.459           Employment of offenders: Report on potential impacts of new program; program for employment in services and manufacturing; submission of contract related to new program for approval.

NRS 209.461           Duties and powers of Director; requirements for programs for employment of offenders.

NRS 209.4615         Offender to obtain approval of Director for employment, contractual activity or business activity; private employment of offender.

NRS 209.462           Director to provide secure facility for production of license plates.

NRS 209.463           Deductions from wages earned by offender during incarceration; priority of deductions.

NRS 209.471           Offender may be allowed to participate in program beneficial to community.

NRS 209.481           Assignment of offender to institution or facility of minimum security.

INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

NRS 209.4815         Procedure for emergency purchase of supplies, materials or equipment.

NRS 209.4817         Committee on Industrial Programs: Creation; members; terms of appointed members; appointment of alternate members; payment of compensation, allowances and travel expenses.

NRS 209.4818         Committee on Industrial Programs: Duties.

RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS

NRS 209.4827         Centers to house offenders.

NRS 209.4829         Assignment of offender to center.

NRS 209.4831         Deduction from wages of offender for living expenses.

NRS 209.4837         Agreement for assignment and distribution of wages of offender; schedule of restitution.

NRS 209.4841         Distribution of earnings of offender.

NRS 209.4843         Termination of payments of restitution.

PROGRAMS OF REENTRY INTO COMMUNITY

NRS 209.4871         Definitions.

NRS 209.4873         “Correctional program” defined.

NRS 209.4874         “Division” defined.

NRS 209.4877         “Judicial program” defined.

NRS 209.488           “Reentry court” defined.

NRS 209.4883         Judicial program: Establishment; assignment of offenders; supervision of offenders.

NRS 209.4886         Participation in judicial program: Referral of offender to reentry court; powers and duties of Director; regulations; reimbursement of costs; effect of violation of terms and conditions; status of offender.

NRS 209.4887         Correctional program: Establishment; assignment of offenders; restitution.

NRS 209.4888         Participation in correctional program: Suitability of offender; powers and duties of Director; regulations; reimbursement of costs; effect of violation of terms and conditions; status of offender.

NRS 209.4889         Powers and duties of Director: Contracting for certain services for offenders or parolees in correctional or judicial program; providing referrals and information regarding services; applying for and accepting gifts and grants.

RELEASE OR ESCAPE OF OFFENDER

NRS 209.492           Status while participating in work or educational release program or other assignment.

NRS 209.501           Temporary furloughs.

NRS 209.511           Duties of Director when offender released from prison. [Effective through December 31, 2013.]

NRS 209.511           Duties of Director when offender released from prison. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

NRS 209.517           Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles when certain offenders have completed period of imprisonment or are placed on residential confinement.

NRS 209.521           Notification of victim of escape or release of offender.

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DEFINITIONS

      NRS 209.011  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in NRS 209.021 to 209.085, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845; A 1983, 719; 1987, 1019; 2001, 2391; 2009, 2821)

      NRS 209.021  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the Board of State Prison Commissioners as defined by Section 21 of Article 5 of the Nevada Constitution.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845)

      NRS 209.031  “Classification” defined.  “Classification” means the process of individual case evaluation to determine the custody and program needs of the individual offender.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845)

      NRS 209.041  “Custody” defined.  “Custody” means the level of security restrictions imposed on an offender by a classification committee.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845)

      NRS 209.051  “Department” defined.  “Department” means the Department of Corrections.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845; A 2001 Special Session, 192)

      NRS 209.061  “Director” defined.  “Director” means the Director of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845; A 2001 Special Session, 192)

      NRS 209.065  “Facility” defined.  “Facility” means a community correctional center, conservation camp, facility of minimum security or other place of confinement, other than an institution, operated by the Department for the custody, care or training of offenders.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 719; A 1991, 216)

      NRS 209.071  “Institution” defined.  “Institution” means a prison designed to house 125 or more offenders within a secure perimeter.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845; A 1983, 719)

      NRS 209.075  “Manager” defined.  “Manager” means the administrative officer in charge of a facility.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 719)

      NRS 209.081  “Offender” defined.  “Offender” means any person convicted of a crime under the laws of this State and sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845)

      NRS 209.083  “Private facility or institution” defined.  “Private facility or institution” means a facility or institution operated by a private organization to house prisoners.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2820)

      NRS 209.085  “Warden” defined.  “Warden” means the administrative officer in charge of an institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 719)

ADMINISTRATION OF DEPARTMENT

      NRS 209.101  Department created; Board of State Prison Commissioners.

      1.  The Department of Corrections is hereby created.

      2.  The head of the Department is the Board of State Prison Commissioners.

      3.  The Governor is the President of the Board. The Secretary of State is the Secretary of the Board.

      4.  Any two members of the Board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

      5.  The Secretary shall keep full and correct records of all the transactions and proceedings of the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845; A 2001 Special Session, 192)

      NRS 209.111  Powers and duties of Board.  The Board has full control of all grounds, buildings, labor, and property of the Department, and shall:

      1.  Purchase, or cause to be purchased, all commissary supplies, materials and tools necessary for any lawful purpose carried on at any institution or facility of the Department.

      2.  Regulate the number of officers and employees of the Department.

      3.  Prescribe regulations for carrying on the business of the Board and the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 845; A 1979, 888; 1983, 719)

      NRS 209.116  Board to adopt regulations establishing maximum number of prisoners who may be incarcerated in private facility or institution.

      1.  To ensure the safety of the residents of the State of Nevada, the Board shall adopt regulations establishing the maximum number of prisoners who may be incarcerated in a private facility or institution. The regulations must be based upon the standards adopted by the American Correctional Association or its successor organization.

      2.  As used in this section, “prisoner” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 212.1895.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2820)

      NRS 209.121  Director of Department: Appointment; qualifications; salary; other employment prohibited.

      1.  The Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officer of the Department is the Director.

      2.  The Director:

      (a) Shall be appointed by the Governor.

      (b) Is responsible to the Board.

      (c) Shall be selected with special reference to his or her training, experience and aptitude in the field of corrections.

      (d) Is entitled to receive an annual salary in an amount fixed by law.

      (e) Shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 846)

      NRS 209.131  Director of Department: Duties.  The Director shall:

      1.  Administer the Department under the direction of the Board.

      2.  Supervise the administration of all institutions and facilities of the Department.

      3.  Receive, retain and release, in accordance with law, offenders sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison.

      4.  Be responsible for the supervision, custody, treatment, care, security and discipline of all offenders under his or her jurisdiction.

      5.  Ensure that any person employed by the Department whose primary responsibilities are:

      (a) The supervision, custody, security, discipline, safety and transportation of an offender;

      (b) The security and safety of the staff; and

      (c) The security and safety of an institution or facility of the Department,

Ê is a correctional officer who has the powers of a peace officer pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 289.220.

      6.  Establish regulations with the approval of the Board and enforce all laws governing the administration of the Department and the custody, care and training of offenders.

      7.  Take proper measures to protect the health and safety of the staff and offenders in the institutions and facilities of the Department.

      8.  Take proper measures to protect the health and safety of persons employed by a school district to operate a program of education for incarcerated persons in an institution or facility pursuant to NRS 388.573 to 388.583, inclusive.

      9.  Cause to be placed from time to time in conspicuous places about each institution and facility copies of laws and regulations relating to visits and correspondence between offenders and others.

      10.  Provide for the holding of religious services in the institutions and facilities and make available to the offenders copies of appropriate religious materials.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 846; A 1983, 719; 2001, 574; 2013, 346)

      NRS 209.1315  Director of Department: Training of correctional staff.  The Director may continue to develop and implement, in each institution and facility of the Department, a program of facility training for the correctional staff.

      (Added to NRS by 2001 Special Session, 192)

      NRS 209.132  Director of Department: Authority to delegate powers, duties or functions.

      1.  The Director may delegate to a deputy director, manager, warden or employee of the Department the exercise or discharge in the name of the Director of any power, duty or function vested in or imposed upon the Director.

      2.  The official act of any such person acting in the name of the Director and by his or her authority shall be deemed an official act of the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3177; A 2007, 65)

      NRS 209.134  Director of Department: Submission to county clerk of list of offenders released from prison or discharged from parole.  On or before the fifth day of each month, the Director shall submit to each county clerk in this State a list which provides:

      1.  The name of each offender who was released from prison by expiration of his or her term of imprisonment during the previous month or who was discharged from parole during the previous month; and

      2.  The case number of each offense for which the offender was released or discharged.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 668)

      NRS 209.136  Director of Department: Notification of Legislature regarding certain matters.  The Director shall notify the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means during a regular or special session of the Legislature and the Interim Finance Committee when the Legislature is not in session of any:

      1.  Negotiations entered into by the Department to resolve any potential or existing litigation which could have a fiscal effect that exceeds the amount budgeted for that purpose by the Legislature; and

      2.  Plans regarding the location of any prison facility or institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 954; A 2001 Special Session, 192)

      NRS 209.141  Agreements with governmental agencies and private organizations.  The Director may, with the approval of the Board, enter into agreements with other governmental agencies and with private organizations to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 846)

      NRS 209.151  Deputy directors: Appointment; duties; other employment prohibited.

      1.  The Director shall appoint a Deputy Director for Industrial Programs who:

      (a) Is responsible to the Director for the administration of all industrial, vocational and agricultural programs for the employment of offenders, except conservation camps and centers for the purpose of making restitution; and

      (b) Shall enforce all policies and regulations of the Department relating to industrial, vocational and agricultural programs.

      2.  In addition to the Deputy Director appointed pursuant to subsection 1, the Director shall appoint such other deputy directors as are necessary.

      3.  During any absence of the Director, the Director shall designate a deputy director or a warden to act as Director of the Department without increase in salary.

      4.  The deputy directors shall carry out such administrative duties as may be assigned to them by the Director and shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 846; A 1983, 720; 1987, 1019; 1989, 1884; 1991, 216; 2007, 65)

      NRS 209.153  Deputy Director for Industrial Programs: Retirement benefits.  The Deputy Director for Industrial Programs appointed pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 209.151 is entitled to receive the same retirement benefits as police officers and firefighters employed by public employers. For this purpose, the provisions of chapter 286 of NRS governing the retirement benefits of police officers and firefighters apply to the Deputy Director for Industrial Programs.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1019; A 2001 Special Session, 193; 2005, 319; 2007, 66)

      NRS 209.161  Wardens of institutions: Appointment; duties.

      1.  The Director shall appoint a warden for each institution of the Department.

      2.  Each warden is in the classified service of the State except for purposes of appointment and retention.

      3.  Each warden is responsible to the Director for the administration of his or her institution, including the execution of all policies and the enforcement of all regulations of the Department pertaining to the custody, care and training of offenders under his or her jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 846; A 1983, 720; 2001, 1831)

      NRS 209.181  Officers and employees residing at institution or facility: Charges and perquisites; notice to Legislature.

      1.  If the Director finds that it is necessary or desirable that any officer or employee reside at an institution or facility, perquisites granted to the officer or employee or charges for services rendered to the officer or employee are at the discretion of the Board.

      2.  The Director shall notify the Legislature at each regular session of the existing charges and perquisites.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 847; A 1983, 721)

      NRS 209.183  Travel expenses authorized for certain employees at specified correctional centers and conservation camps; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, in addition to his or her regular salary, each person employed by the Department of Corrections or the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at the Southern Nevada Correctional Center, the Southern Desert Correctional Center, the Indian Springs Conservation Camp, the correctional institution identified as the Men’s Prison No. 7 in chapter 656, Statutes of Nevada 1995, and chapter 478, Statutes of Nevada 1997, or the Jean Conservation Camp is entitled to receive, as compensation for travel expenses, not more than $7.50 for each day he or she reports to work if his or her residence is more than 25 miles from the respective institution or facility. The total cost for compensation for travel expenses authorized by this section must not exceed the amount specially appropriated for this purpose.

      2.  A person employed by the Department of Corrections or the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources who begins employment on or after July 1, 2011, is not eligible to receive compensation for travel expenses pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1648; A 1999, 2976; 2001 Special Session, 193; 2011, 1615)

      NRS 209.189  Fund for Prison Industries.

      1.  The Fund for Prison Industries is hereby created as an enterprise fund to receive all revenues derived from programs for vocational training and employment of offenders and the operation of the prison farm and to receive all revenues raised by the Department from private employers for the leasing of space, facilities or equipment within the institutions or facilities of the Department.

      2.  Money in the Fund must be maintained in separate budgetary accounts, including at least one account for industrial programs and one for the prison farm.

      3.  Subject to the approval of the State Board of Examiners, the Director may expend money deposited in this Fund for the promotion and development of these programs and the prison farm. The Director shall expend money deposited in this Fund to pay the premiums required for coverage of offenders under the modified program of industrial insurance adopted pursuant to NRS 616B.028.

      4.  The interest and income earned on the money in the Fund, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Fund.

      5.  If money owed to the Department for the leasing of space, facilities or equipment within the institutions or facilities of the Department or for the purchase of goods or services, which must be deposited into the Fund for Prison Industries pursuant to subsection 1, is not paid on or before the date due, the Department shall charge and collect, in addition to the money due, interest on the money due at the rate of 1.5 percent per month or fraction thereof from the date on which the money became due until the date of payment.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 888; A 1987, 641, 1023; 1989, 550, 733; 1991, 1135; 1999, 1734; 2001 Special Session, 193)

      NRS 209.192  Fund for New Construction of Facilities for Prison Industries.

      1.  There is hereby created in the State Treasury a Fund for New Construction of Facilities for Prison Industries as a capital projects fund. The Director shall deposit in the Fund the deductions made pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 or paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 209.463. The money in the Fund must only be expended to house new industries or expand existing industries in the industrial program to provide additional employment of offenders or for any other purpose authorized by the Legislature. The money in the Fund must not be expended for relocating an existing industry in the industrial program unless the existing industry is being expanded to provide additional employment of offenders.

      2.  Before money in the Fund may be expended for construction, the Director shall submit a proposal for the expenditure to the State Board of Examiners. Upon making a determination that the proposed expenditure is appropriate and necessary, the State Board of Examiners shall recommend to the Interim Finance Committee, or the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means when the Legislature is in general session, that the expenditure be approved. Upon approval of the appropriate committee or committees, the money may be so expended.

      3.  The interest and income earned on the money in the Fund, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1586; A 1993, 422; 1995, 2591; 1997, 3177; 2001, 2391; 2010, 26th Special Session, 5)

      NRS 209.201  Prison Revolving Account.  Repealed. (See chapter 54, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 195.)

 

      NRS 209.221  Offenders’ Store Fund.

      1.  The Offenders’ Store Fund is hereby created as a special revenue fund. All money received for the benefit of offenders through contributions, and from other sources not otherwise required to be deposited in another fund, must be deposited in the Offenders’ Store Fund.

      2.  The Director shall:

      (a) Keep, or cause to be kept, a full and accurate account of the Fund;

      (b) Submit reports to the Board relative to money in the Fund as may be required from time to time; and

      (c) Submit a monthly report to the offenders of the amount of money in the Fund by posting copies of the report at locations accessible to offenders generally or by delivery of copies to the appropriate representatives of the offenders if any are selected.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 to 9, inclusive, money in the Offenders’ Store Fund, except interest earned upon it, must be expended for the welfare and benefit of all offenders.

      4.  If necessary to cover a shortfall of money in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, the Director may, after obtaining the approval of the Interim Finance Committee, authorize the State Controller to transfer money from the Offenders’ Store Fund to the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, and the State Controller shall make the transfer.

      5.  If an offender has insufficient money in his or her individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund to repay or defray costs assessed to the offender pursuant to NRS 209.246, the Director shall authorize the State Controller to transfer sufficient money from the Offenders’ Store Fund to the appropriate account in the State General Fund to pay costs remaining unpaid, and the State Controller shall make the transfer. Any money so transferred must be accounted for separately. The Director shall cause the Offenders’ Store Fund to be reimbursed from the offender’s individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, as money becomes available.

      6.  If the Department incurs costs related to state property that has been willfully damaged, destroyed or lost or incurs costs related to medical examination, diagnosis or treatment for an injury to an offender, the Director may authorize the State Controller to transfer money from the Offenders’ Store Fund to the appropriate account in the State General Fund to repay or defray those costs if:

      (a) The Director has reason to believe that an offender caused the damage, destruction, loss or injury; and

      (b) The identity of the offender is unknown or cannot be determined by the Director with reasonable certainty.

Ê The State Controller shall make the transfer if authorized by the Director. Any money transferred must be accounted for separately. If the identity of the offender is determined after money has been transferred, the Director shall cause the Offenders’ Store Fund to be reimbursed from the offender’s individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, as money becomes available.

      7.  The Director may, with approval of the Board, establish by regulation criteria for a reasonable deduction from money credited to the Offenders’ Store Fund to repay or defray the costs relating to the operation and maintenance of the offenders’ store, coffee shop, gymnasium and correctional officers’ salaries for visitation posts where they exist in each facility. Any regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection must be adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 233B of NRS.

      8.  The Director may, with approval of the Board, establish by regulation a charge on the purchase of electronic devices by offenders to defray the costs relating to the operation of the devices. The Director shall utilize the proceeds collected from the charge established for operation of the devices to offset the energy costs of the facilities within the Department. Any regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection must be adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 233B of NRS.

      9.  If an offender who has been assigned to a center for the purpose of making restitution is returned to an institution for committing an infraction of the regulations of the Department and the center has not been fully compensated for the cost of providing the offender with housing, transportation, meals, or medical or dental services at the center, the Director may authorize the State Controller to transfer money from the Offenders’ Store Fund to the appropriate account in the State General Fund to repay or defray those costs. The State Controller shall make the transfer if authorized by the Director. Any money transferred must be accounted for separately. The Director shall cause the Offenders’ Store Fund to be reimbursed from the offender’s individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, as money becomes available.

      10.  If an offender has insufficient money in his or her individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund to repay or defray costs assessed to the offender pursuant to NRS 209.246, the offender shall sign a statement under penalty of perjury concerning his or her financial situation. Such a statement must include, but is not limited to, the following information:

      (a) The value of any interest the offender has in real estate;

      (b) The value of the personal property of the offender;

      (c) The assets in any bank account of the offender; and

      (d) The employment status of the offender.

      11.  The statement required by subsection 10 must also authorize the Department to access any relevant document, for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the offender pursuant to this section, including, but not limited to, information regarding any bank account of the offender, information regarding any bank account held in trust for the offender and any federal income tax return, report or withholding form of the offender.

      12.  An offender who conceals assets from the Department or provides false or misleading information on a statement prepared pursuant to this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      13.  A person who aids or encourages an offender to conceal assets from the Department or to provide false or misleading information on a statement prepared pursuant to this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 847; A 1979, 308, 889; 1981, 1559; 1993, 268; 1995, 363; 1997, 1232, 3178; 1999, 2546; 2010, 26th Special Session, 84)

      NRS 209.225  Investment and disbursement of interest and income of Offenders’ Store Fund.

      1.  The Director shall deposit the Offenders’ Store Fund with the State Treasurer for investment. The interest and income earned upon the Fund, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Fund and may only be disbursed as authorized by the Legislature.

      2.  The provisions of this chapter do not create a right on behalf of any offender to any interest or income that accrues on the money in the Offenders’ Store Fund. The provisions of this chapter do not establish a basis for any cause of action against the State or against officers or employees of the State to claim ownership of any interest or income that accrues on the money in the Offenders’ Store Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1559; A 1983, 1582; 1989, 1129; 1995, 364)

      NRS 209.229  Operation of vending machines in visitors’ areas; profits from operation to be deposited in Offenders’ Store Fund.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the Department shall operate any vending machine that is located in a visitors’ area of a facility or an institution of the Department.

      2.  The Department may enter into a contract with a private vendor to operate a vending machine located in a visitors’ area of a facility or an institution of the Department.

      3.  If the Department operates a vending machine pursuant to subsection 1 or enters into a contract with a private vendor to operate a vending machine pursuant to subsection 2, the money received by the Department from the operation of the vending machine, less any money expended for overhead and operating expenses, must be deposited in the Offenders’ Store Fund created pursuant to NRS 209.221.

      4.  As used in this section, “vending machine” means any manual or coin-operated machine or similar device for vending food, beverages or other articles.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2574)

      NRS 209.231  Deposit of money received from operation of conservation camp into Division of Forestry Account; powers and duties of State Forester Firewarden.

      1.  Any money received from the operation of any conservation camp established under this chapter or from the assignment of any crew of a conservation camp to the extent that the money is not used for salaries, overhead or operating expenses of any camp or crew must be placed in the Division of Forestry Account.

      2.  The State Forester Firewarden, as executive head of the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, may:

      (a) Expend the money received pursuant to subsection 1 for:

             (1) The renovation, repair or improvement of buildings and real property for any conservation camp.

             (2) The acquisition of special clothing, tools and equipment, and payment of expenses directly related to work projects performed by a crew of a conservation camp such as, but not limited to, the costs of utilities and operation of equipment.

      (b) Direct all activities in connection with any renovation, repair or improvement of buildings and real property for any conservation camp or work project of a conservation camp.

      3.  The State Forester Firewarden shall determine the amount of wages that must be paid to offenders who participate in conservation camps as provided in NRS 472.040.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 848; A 1985, 252; 1991, 217; 2003, 916)

      NRS 209.239  Regulation of personal property of offenders.  Subject to the approval of the Director, the warden of each institution and the manager of each facility shall adopt and issue a written policy statement regulating the personal property which an offender may retain in his or her possession, including, but not limited to:

      1.  Procedures necessary to ensure that offenders are permitted to retain reasonable amounts of personal property, consistent with security and the proper functioning of the institution or facility.

      2.  Necessary procedures for the careful handling and secure storage of the personal property of an offender.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 328; A 1983, 721; 1997, 3179)

      NRS 209.241  Safekeeping of money and valuables of offenders: Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund; duties of Director; withdrawals by offenders; disbursement of interest and income; penalties; exemptions.

      1.  The Director may accept money, including the net amount of any wages earned during the incarceration of an offender after any deductions made by the Director and valuables belonging to an offender at the time of his or her incarceration or afterward received by gift, inheritance or the like or earned during the incarceration of an offender, and shall deposit the money in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, which is hereby created as a trust fund.

      2.  An offender shall deposit all money that the offender receives into his or her individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund.

      3.  The Director:

      (a) Shall keep, or cause to be kept, a full and accurate account of the money and valuables, and shall submit reports to the Board relating to the money and valuables as may be required from time to time.

      (b) May permit withdrawals for immediate expenditure by an offender for personal needs.

      (c) May permit the distribution of money to a governmental entity for any applicable deduction authorized pursuant to NRS 209.247 or any other deduction authorized by law from any money deposited in the individual account of an offender from any source other than the offender’s wages.

      (d) Shall pay over to each offender upon his or her release any remaining balance in his or her individual account.

      4.  The interest and income earned on the money in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund, after deducting any applicable bank charges, must be credited each calendar quarter as follows:

      (a) If an offender’s share of the cost of administering the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund for the quarter is less than the amount of interest and income earned by the offender, the Director shall credit the individual account of the offender with an amount equal to the difference between the amount of interest and income earned by the offender and the offender’s share of the cost of administering the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund.

      (b) If an offender’s share of the cost of administering the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund for the quarter is equal to or greater than the amount of interest and income earned by the offender, the Director shall credit the interest and income to the Offenders’ Store Fund.

      5.  An offender who does not deposit all money that the offender receives into his or her individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund as required in this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      6.  A person who aids or encourages an offender not to deposit all money the offender receives into the individual account of the offender in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund as required in this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      7.  The Director may exempt an offender from the provisions of this section if the offender is:

      (a) Confined in an institution outside this State pursuant to chapter 215A of NRS; or

      (b) Assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety to:

             (1) Serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to NRS 209.392, 209.3925 or 209.429; or

             (2) Participate in a correctional program for reentry into the community pursuant to NRS 209.4887.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 848; A 1981, 1559; 1983, 1582; 1985, 923; 1989, 1129; 1995, 2592; 1997, 3180; 2007, 66; 2013, 186)

      NRS 209.243  Administrative claim by prisoner for loss of personal property, property damage, personal injuries or other claims; regulations.

      1.  A prisoner or former prisoner may file an administrative claim with the Department to recover compensation for the loss of his or her personal property, property damage, personal injuries or any other claim arising out of a tort alleged to have occurred during his or her incarceration as a result of an act or omission of the Department or any of its agents, former officers, employees or contractors. The claim must be filed within 6 months after the date of the alleged loss, damage or injury.

      2.  The Department shall evaluate each claim filed pursuant to subsection 1 and determine the amount due, if any. If the amount due is $500 or less, the Department, within the limits of legislative appropriations, shall approve the claim for payment and submit it to be paid as other claims against the State are paid. The Department shall submit all claims in which the amount due exceeds $500, with any recommendations it deems appropriate, to the State Board of Examiners. The State Board of Examiners, in acting upon the claim, shall consider any recommendations of the Department.

      3.  The Department shall adopt regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1210; A 1995, 1517)

      NRS 209.244  Attorney General may establish program for mediating complaints from offenders; duties.

      1.  The Attorney General may establish a program for mediating complaints from an offender concerning:

      (a) An administrative act which is alleged to be contrary to law or a policy of the Department; or

      (b) Significant issues relating to the health or safety of offenders and other matters for which there is no effective administrative remedy.

      2.  If the Attorney General establishes a program for mediating complaints pursuant to subsection 1, the Attorney General shall:

      (a) By regulation, establish procedures for mediating complaints by offenders; and

      (b) Prepare and submit to the Board an annual report on:

             (1) The complaints mediated through the program;

             (2) The total dollar amount of claims asserted in complaints mediated through the program;

             (3) The number of complaints that were resolved through the program;

             (4) The cost in dollars paid to offenders to resolve complaints through the program; and

             (5) The savings in dollars between the dollar amount of claims asserted in complaints and the cost in dollars paid to offenders to resolve those complaints.

      3.  As used in this section, “administrative act” includes an action, omission, decision, recommendation, practice or other procedure of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1083)

      NRS 209.246  Deductions from individual account of offender.  The Director shall, with the approval of the Board, establish by regulation criteria for a reasonable deduction from money credited to the account of an offender to:

      1.  Repay the cost of:

      (a) State property willfully damaged, destroyed or lost by the offender during his or her incarceration.

      (b) Medical examination, diagnosis or treatment for injuries:

             (1) Inflicted by the offender upon himself or herself or other offenders; or

             (2) Which occur during voluntary recreational activities.

      (c) Searching for and apprehending the offender when he or she escapes or attempts to escape.

      (d) Quelling any riot or other disturbance in which the offender is unlawfully involved.

      (e) Providing a funeral for an offender.

      (f) Providing an offender with clothing, transportation and money upon his or her release from prison pursuant to NRS 209.511.

      (g) Transportation of an offender pursuant to a court order in cases other than a criminal prosecution, a proceeding for postconviction relief involving the offender or a proceeding in which the offender has challenged the conditions of his or her confinement.

      (h) Monetary sanctions imposed under the code of penal discipline adopted by the Department.

      2.  Defray, as determined by the Director, a portion of the costs paid by the Department for medical care for the offender, including, but not limited to:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of subsection 1, expenses for medical or dental care, prosthetic devices and pharmaceutical items; and

      (b) Expenses for prescribed medicine and supplies.

      3.  Repay the costs incurred by the Department on behalf of the offender for:

      (a) Postage for personal items and items related to litigation;

      (b) Photocopying of personal documents and legal documents, for which the offender must be charged a reasonable fee not to exceed the actual costs incurred by the Department;

      (c) Legal supplies;

      (d) Telephone calls charged to the Department;

      (e) Charges relating to checks returned for insufficient funds and checks for which an order to stop payment has been made;

      (f) Items related to the offender’s work, including, but not limited to, clothing, shoes, boots, tools, a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, a work card issued by a law enforcement agency and a health card; and

      (g) The replacement of an identification card or prepaid ticket for bus transportation issued to the offender by the Department.

      4.  Repay any cost to the State of Nevada or any agency or political subdivision thereof that is incurred in defending the State against an action filed by an offender in federal court alleging a violation of his or her civil rights which is determined by the court to be frivolous.

Ê All money collected pursuant to this section must be deposited in the appropriate account in the State General Fund for reimbursement of the related expenditure.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 40; A 1983, 297; 1987, 2238; 1993, 852; 1995, 364; 1997, 3180; 2001, 2582)

      NRS 209.247  Deductions from individual account of offender: Order of priority.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.2475, the Director may make the following deductions, in the following order of priority, from any money deposited in the individual account of an offender from any source other than the offender’s wages:

      1.  An amount the Director deems reasonable for deposit with the State Treasurer for credit to the Fund for the Compensation of Victims of Crime created pursuant to NRS 217.260.

      2.  An amount the Director considers reasonable to meet an existing obligation of the offender for the support of the offender’s family.

      3.  An amount determined by the Director, with the approval of the Board, to offset the cost of maintaining the offender in the institution, as reflected in the budget of the Department. An amount deducted pursuant to this subsection may include, but is not limited to, an amount to offset the cost of participation by the offender pursuant to NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, in a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare, or both.

      4.  A deduction pursuant to NRS 209.246.

      5.  An amount determined by the Director for deposit in a savings account for the offender, in which interest on the money deposited does not accrue, to be used for the payment of the expenses of the offender related to his or her release or, if the offender dies before his or her release, to defray expenses related to arrangements for the offender’s funeral.

      6.  An amount the Director considers reasonable to meet an existing obligation of the offender for restitution to a victim of his or her crime.

      7.  An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of an administrative assessment included in the judgment entered against the offender for each crime for which the offender is incarcerated and the balance of an unpaid administrative assessment included in a judgment entered against the offender for a crime committed in this state for which the offender was previously convicted. An amount deducted from a source other than the wages earned by the offender during his or her incarceration, pursuant to this subsection, must be submitted:

      (a) If the offender does not have an administrative assessment owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that entered the judgment against the offender for which he or she is incarcerated.

      (b) If the offender has an administrative assessment owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that first entered a judgment for which an administrative assessment is owing, until the balance owing has been paid.

      8.  An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of a fine included in the judgment entered against the offender for each crime for which the offender is incarcerated and the balance of an unpaid fine included in a judgment entered against the offender for a crime committed in this state for which the offender was previously convicted. An amount deducted from any source other than the wages earned by the offender during his or her incarceration, pursuant to this subsection, must be submitted:

      (a) If the offender does not have a fine owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that entered the judgment against the offender for which he or she is incarcerated.

      (b) If the offender has a fine owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that first entered a judgment for which any fine or administrative assessment is owing, until the balance owing has been paid.

      9.  An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of any fee imposed upon the offender for genetic marker analysis and included in the judgment entered against the offender pursuant to NRS 176.0915.

Ê The Director shall determine the priority of any other deduction authorized by law from any source other than the wages earned by the offender during his or her incarceration.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2657, 3175; A 1999, 649, 654; 2013, 1079)

      NRS 209.2475  Deductions from individual account of offender: Limitations; disposition of remaining money upon release of offender; reduction or elimination; transmittal.

      1.  The Director shall not make any deduction from the individual account of an offender in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund if the balance in the account is below the minimum balance designated by the Director pursuant to this subsection. The Director shall designate the minimum balance of an account of an offender required before such other deductions or withdrawals from the account may be made by the Director or the offender.

      2.  Upon the release of an offender, any money from any source remaining in an account of the offender may be used to reimburse the Department for any expenses related to his or her release, including, but not limited to, any expenses incurred by the Department pursuant to NRS 209.511 or for transportation of the offender.

      3.  The Director may reduce or eliminate a deduction authorized pursuant to NRS 209.247 or 209.463 to the extent necessary to comply with a restriction imposed by federal law on deductions from wages of an offender or from the account of an offender.

      4.  The Director may, if appropriate, transmit a deduction made pursuant to NRS 209.247 or 209.463 directly to the person, entity or fund for whom the deduction was made.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3176)

      NRS 209.248  Account for disbursements to offenders: Establishment; use; reimbursement.

      1.  The Department shall establish in any insured bank, credit union or savings and loan association doing business in this state an account for disbursements to offenders. The balance in the account must not exceed $600,000. Money in the account may be expended only for the payment of transactions involving offenders’ trust funds.

      2.  Payments made from the account for disbursements to offenders must be promptly reimbursed from money in the appropriate fund on deposit with the State Treasurer.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1162; A 1999, 1459; 2001 Special Session, 194)

      NRS 209.251  Books and papers kept by Board or Director: Inspection; delivery to successors.  All books and papers kept by or under the direction of the Secretary of the Board or the Director shall:

      1.  At all times, on all legal days, be open to the inspection of the members of the Board, all other state officers, members of the Legislature, and the sheriffs of the several counties of this state.

      2.  At the expiration of their term of office, be delivered to their successors.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 848)

TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSFER OF OFFENDERS

      NRS 209.261  Transportation of offender to appropriate institution or facility. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Upon notification by the county clerk of any county in this State that a person is being held under sentence of imprisonment in the state prison, the Director shall immediately provide for the transportation of the offender from the place of confinement to an appropriate institution or facility of the Department.

      2.  The expense of such transportation is a charge against the Department and must be paid upon approval by the Board as other claims against the State are paid.

      3.  The reasonable expenses of maintaining every person sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison, after 5 days’ notice to the Director, is a charge against the Department.

      4.  The officer in charge of transporting an offender is entitled to receive allowances for transportation and subsistence at the rates provided for state employees.

      5.  In all cases where an appeal is sustained by the Supreme Court, further transportation of the offender is at the expense of the county in which the offender was convicted and at the same rate as provided in subsection 4.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 848; A 1983, 721; 1985, 394)

      NRS 209.261  Transportation of offender to appropriate institution or facility. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Upon notification by the county clerk of any county in this State that a person is being held under sentence of imprisonment in the state prison, the Director shall immediately provide for the transportation of the offender from the place of confinement to an appropriate institution or facility of the Department.

      2.  The expense of such transportation is a charge against the Department and must be paid upon approval by the Board as other claims against the State are paid.

      3.  The reasonable expenses of maintaining every person sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison, after 5 days’ notice to the Director, is a charge against the Department.

      4.  The officer in charge of transporting an offender is entitled to receive allowances for transportation and subsistence at the rates provided for state employees.

      5.  In all cases where an appeal is sustained by the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution, further transportation of the offender is at the expense of the county in which the offender was convicted and at the same rate as provided in subsection 4.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 848; A 1983, 721; 1985, 394; 2013, 1766, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

      NRS 209.273  Unnecessary expense not allowed; offenders transported collectively.  The officer in charge shall transport at the same time all persons awaiting transportation, and the Board shall not allow any extra expense incurred by the making of unnecessary trips in transporting separately persons who might be transferred at the same time.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849)

      NRS 209.274  Transportation of offender to appear before court.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, when an offender is required or requested to appear before a court in this state, the Department shall transport the offender to and from court on the day scheduled for his or her appearance.

      2.  If notice is not provided within the time set forth in NRS 50.215, the Department shall transport the offender to court on the date scheduled for his or her appearance if it is possible to transport the offender in the usual manner for the transportation of offenders by the Department. If it is not possible for the Department to transport the offender in the usual manner:

      (a) The Department shall make the offender available on the date scheduled for his or her appearance to provide testimony by telephone or by video, if so requested by the court.

      (b) The Department shall provide for special transportation of the offender to and from the court, if the court so orders. If the court orders special transportation, it shall order the county in which the court is located to reimburse the Department for any cost incurred for the special transportation.

      (c) The court may order the county sheriff to transport the offender to and from the court at the expense of the county.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2591; A 2001 Special Session, 194)

      NRS 209.2745  Payment for transportation of offender to appear as witness in action for small claims.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if an offender has filed an action for small claims pursuant to chapter 73 of NRS and the offender requests to appear as a witness in the action, the offender shall pay the Department in advance for the costs the Department estimates will be incurred in providing transportation for the offender to appear in court.

      2.  Within 30 days after providing transportation for an offender to appear in court pursuant to subsection 1, the Department shall:

      (a) Reimburse the offender for any amount paid by the offender that exceeds the actual cost incurred by the Department in providing transportation for the offender; or

      (b) Charge the offender for any cost incurred by the Department in providing transportation for the offender that exceeds the amount paid by the defendant pursuant to subsection 1.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not apply to indigent offenders.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 68)

      NRS 209.276  Reimbursement for transportation of witness in action by offender concerning civil rights.  If an offender has filed an action in federal court alleging a violation of his or her civil rights and the offender requests that any other offender appear as a witness in the action, the offender who filed the action shall reimburse the Department for any cost that is incurred in providing special transportation for any other offender to appear in court.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3174)

      NRS 209.281  Temporary interstate transportation.  An officer of the Department may transport an offender temporarily to or through any state which adjoins the State of Nevada if:

      1.  The offender will perform general labor in connection with forestry projects and will be directly returned to the State of Nevada after completion of the general labor; or

      2.  Some part of Nevada is threatened by fire or other natural disaster and the threat emanates from an adjoining state.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849)

      NRS 209.291  Transfer of offenders: Within Department; to other governmental agencies; between United States and foreign country.

      1.  The Director may transfer an offender:

      (a) From one institution or facility to another within the Department; or

      (b) To other governmental agencies,

Ê in accordance with classification evaluations and the requirements of treatment, training, security and custody of the offender.

      2.  The prison sentence of an offender continues uninterrupted while the offender is at the correctional facility to which the offender has been transferred.

      3.  Whenever a treaty is in force providing for the transfer of offenders between the United States and a foreign country, the Director may, with the consent of the Governor, approve a transfer as provided in the treaty upon the application of the offender to the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849; A 1979, 727; 1983, 721)

      NRS 209.293  Transfer of offender to correctional institution of another state.  The Director may transfer to a correctional institution of another state any offender who is sentenced in that state to serve a term of imprisonment which is concurrent with and at least as long as the term which the offender would otherwise serve in Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 473)

      NRS 209.301  Transfer of minors to state facility for detention of children.

      1.  The Department may transfer a person who is a minor and who is confined in an institution or facility of the Department to a state facility for the detention of children if the superintendent of the facility consents to the transfer.

      2.  As used in this section, “state facility for the detention of children” means the Nevada Youth Training Center, the Caliente Youth Center or any other state facility for the detention of children that is operated pursuant to title 5 of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849; A 1983, 722; 1989, 1956; 2003, 1126)

      NRS 209.311  Transfer of persons detained in local facility to institution or facility of Department for safekeeping.

      1.  At the request of a county sheriff or the chief of police of a city, the Director may authorize the transfer of a person detained in a local facility to an institution or facility of the Department for safekeeping. The Director shall determine whether the person is to be transported by the staff of the Department or by the staff of the county sheriff or the chief of police who requested the transfer.

      2.  The Director shall determine the cost of the custody and care of a person transferred pursuant to subsection 1 which may be borne by the local government affected.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849; A 1983, 722; 2013, 187)

      NRS 209.321  Transfer of offender for psychiatric observation or treatment.  The Director may arrange for the transfer of an offender to other appropriate governmental agencies for psychiatric observation, evaluation or stabilization pursuant to an agreement with the agency for such transfers. When the head of the facility to which the offender has been transferred determines that the offender has recovered from the condition which caused the transfer, the Director shall provide for the return of the offender to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849)

      NRS 209.331  Medical evaluation or treatment of offender outside institution or facility.  An offender may be taken outside an institution or facility under appropriate precautions to prevent the offender’s escape, when necessary for medical evaluation or treatment, as determined by the Director or the Director’s designee. All decisions regarding the medical evaluation or treatment of an offender, including, but not limited to, whether the offender needs to see a provider of health care outside of the prison, whether to change providers of health care and whether an offender will receive a course of treatment, are within the discretion of the Director or the Director’s designee.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849; A 1983, 722; 1997, 3181)

CUSTODY, CARE AND EDUCATION OF OFFENDERS

      NRS 209.341  Director to establish system of initial classification and evaluation for offenders; assignment of offender to appropriate institution or facility of Department.  The Director shall:

      1.  Establish, with the approval of the Board, a system of initial classification and evaluation for offenders who are sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison; and

      2.  Assign every person who is sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison to an appropriate institution or facility of the Department. The assignment must be based on an evaluation of the offender’s records, particular needs and requirements for custody.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849; A 1979, 1125; 1983, 722; 1987, 2238; 1997, 906)

      NRS 209.351  Director to establish system of ongoing classification and evaluation for offenders and to maintain records.  The Director shall:

      1.  Establish a system of ongoing classification and evaluation to ensure the individualized custody, care and training of offenders under the Department’s jurisdiction.

      2.  Keep, or cause to be kept, records for each offender containing:

      (a) The offender’s name, age, date of birth, race, sex, height, weight, complexion, color of eyes and hair, peculiarities of build or features.

      (b) The offender’s place of birth (state, county or city, or country, province or city).

      (c) The offender’s occupation and whether the offender can read and write.

      (d) The offender’s record of conviction, including the date of sentence, name of the judge passing sentence, county from which sentenced, crime charged, date of incarceration, term of imprisonment and expiration date of minimum and maximum terms of imprisonment.

      (e) The medical records of the offender, including, but not limited to, medical records produced by the Department and medical records produced by a provider of health care outside the prison.

      (f) Such other desirable or pertinent information as may be necessary.

      3.  Maintain a comprehensive record of the behavior of each offender reflecting his or her accomplishments and progress as well as charges of infractions of regulations, punishments imposed and medical services rendered.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 849; A 1987, 2239; 1997, 3182)

      NRS 209.3515  Director may request or provide medical or mental health records of certain offenders.

      1.  The Director, through the designated medical director, may request from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services access to any records in its possession which contain information that may assist in evaluating, caring for and providing treatment to an offender who previously was committed to the custody of or ordered to report to the Administrator or the Administrator’s designee pursuant to NRS 178.425 or 178.460.

      2.  Unless otherwise ordered by a court, upon a request for access to records of an offender pursuant to subsection 1, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services shall provide access to any such records, including, without limitation, relevant medical and mental health records, for the limited purpose of allowing the Director or the designated medical director to evaluate, care for and provide treatment to the offender.

      3.  The Director, through the designated medical director, may provide to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services or to other community medical or mental health care providers, relevant medical and mental health records of an offender serving a term of imprisonment under the custody of the Department of Corrections, for the purposes of planning the discharge of the offender and assuring the continuity of evaluation, care and treatment of the offender in the community after release from incarceration.

      4.  No oral or written consent of the offender is required to obtain access to records from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Corrections pursuant to this section.

      5.  As used in this section, “designated medical director” means the designated administrative officer of the Department who is responsible for the medical treatment of offenders.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1256)

      NRS 209.3517  Director may apply for determination of eligibility for Medicaid on behalf of offender.  The Director of the Department or his or her designee may, after informing an offender, apply for a determination of eligibility for Medicaid on behalf of the offender.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3184)

      NRS 209.352  Director may establish system for offender management.  The Director may establish, with the approval of the Board, a system for offender management, to be implemented in each institution and facility of the Department, which consists of structured living programs for offenders and the management of units by the staff, with levels of custody, security and privileges and opportunities for offenders based upon the assessed needs of the offenders as determined by their initial and ongoing classification and evaluation.

      (Added to NRS by 2001 Special Session, 192)

      NRS 209.353  Department to collect and submit information regarding offenders to Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History.  The Department shall collect and submit to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History:

      1.  A record of:

      (a) The name and fingerprints of each offender serving a term of imprisonment in an institution or facility of the Department;

      (b) The length of the term of imprisonment of the offender, including, without limitation, the number of days served during a period of pretrial detention, if any; and

      (c) The date of admission of the offender; and

      2.  A notice of the release of each offender.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2095)

      NRS 209.354  Department to monitor each private facility or institution which houses prisoners who are incarcerated pursuant to authority of another state; reimbursement for costs of such monitoring.

      1.  The Department shall monitor each private facility or institution which houses prisoners who are incarcerated pursuant to the authority of another state to ensure that the custody and care of the prisoners comply with the requirements of the Nevada Constitution and the Constitution of the United States.

      2.  A private facility or institution which is monitored by the Department pursuant to subsection 1 shall reimburse the Department for the costs of such monitoring. The Department shall determine the cost of the monitoring required by subsection 1 on a per-prisoner basis.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2821)

      NRS 209.356  Director to establish program of regimental discipline.  The Director, with the approval of the Board, shall establish and administer a program of regimental discipline for persons who are ordered to undergo such a program pursuant to NRS 176A.780. The program must include:

      1.  Incarceration and segregation of the persons in an appropriate facility of the Department;

      2.  Strenuous physical exercise and hard labor;

      3.  Military drills; and

      4.  Sessions for instruction in:

      (a) The recognition and prevention of the abuse of alcohol and drugs;

      (b) The management of stress;

      (c) Building character;

      (d) Learning to behave in a rational manner; and

      (e) Preparing for and obtaining employment.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1852)

      NRS 209.361  Director to adopt regulations and penalties for violations.  The Director shall:

      1.  Adopt with the approval of the Board such regulations as are necessary to:

      (a) Maintain proper custody of an offender in accordance with the offender’s current classification.

      (b) Prevent escapes and maintain good order and discipline.

      2.  Establish procedures by regulation for disposing of cases involving violations of law in institutions or facilities of the Department.

      3.  Establish sanctions appropriate to the type and severity of such violations.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 850; A 1983, 722)

      NRS 209.365  Director to establish program to prevent offenders from possessing or receiving certain publications.

      1.  The Director shall adopt, with the approval of the Board, regulations establishing and governing a program, to be carried out within each facility and institution, to prevent an offender from possessing or receiving a publication which is detrimental to the offender’s rehabilitation or which has the potential to disrupt security or promote violence or disorder in the facility or institution because the subject matter of the publication:

      (a) Is sexually explicit;

      (b) Is graphically violent; or

      (c) Encourages or glamorizes:

             (1) Crime;

             (2) The activities of a criminal gang; or

             (3) Violence against law enforcement, women, children or members of a particular religion, ethnic group or race.

      2.  The regulations must provide that if an offender is prohibited from possessing or receiving a publication pursuant to this section, the offender possessing or receiving the publication must be provided with notice of the determination and an opportunity to appeal the determination. An appeal may be summarily denied if the appeal involves a publication that is similar to a publication that previously has been prohibited.

      3.  The establishment of the program required pursuant to this section does not affect:

      (a) The authority of the Department to review materials that are possessed or received by an offender, including, but not limited to, publications, for any other lawful purpose or reason; or

      (b) The procedures used by the Department to conduct such reviews.

      4.  The Department and its officers, employees and independent contractors are immune from liability for damages arising from an act or omission that allows an offender to possess or receive a publication that is prohibited pursuant to this section.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Criminal gang” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 213.1263.

      (b) “Publication” means a book, magazine, newsletter, bulletin, pamphlet or other similar item as determined by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1640)

      NRS 209.367  Director to establish program for testing of offenders for use of alcohol and controlled substances.

      1.  The Director shall establish a program, to be carried out within each facility and institution, that provides for periodic testing of offenders for use of alcohol and controlled substances. The program must provide that the selection of offenders to be tested for use of alcohol and controlled substances must be made on a random basis.

      2.  The Director shall adopt, with the approval of the Board, regulations governing the operation of the program. The regulations must set forth the procedure for testing, including, but not limited to:

      (a) The types of tests to be used;

      (b) The manner in which a sample for a test is to be obtained;

      (c) The persons who are authorized to obtain a sample for a test; and

      (d) The method for preserving the chain of custody of a sample obtained for a test.

      3.  The Department shall inform the offenders in each facility and institution of the requirement to submit to a test and the sanctions for refusing or failing to submit to a test and for using alcohol or a controlled substance. The Department may provide this information through a general notice posted or distributed in each facility and institution.

      4.  The Department may sanction, pursuant to subsection 5, an offender:

      (a) Who refuses or fails to submit to a test;

      (b) Whose test detects alcohol or a controlled substance;

      (c) Who manufactures, possesses, uses, sells, supplies, provides, distributes, conceals or stores alcohol or a controlled substance; or

      (d) Who attempts to manufacture, possess, use, sell, supply, provide, distribute, conceal or store alcohol or a controlled substance.

      5.  In addition to any other sanction or penalty that may be imposed pursuant to law or regulation, an offender who violates subsection 4 may be sanctioned by:

      (a) Forfeiture of all deductions of time earned by the offender before commission of the violation or forfeiture of such part of those deductions as the Director considers just, pursuant to NRS 209.451; and

      (b) Denial of the privilege to have visitors for a specified period, as determined by the Director.

      6.  If alcohol or a controlled substance is found in a facility or institution, the Director may order that for a specified period:

      (a) The offenders housed in the general area where the alcohol or controlled substance is found; or

      (b) All offenders in the facility or institution,

Ê be confined to their cells or housing units or be denied the privilege to have visitors, or both.

      7.  The establishment of the program to test offenders for use of alcohol and controlled substances pursuant to this section does not affect:

      (a) The authority of the Department to test an offender for use of alcohol or a controlled substance for any other lawful purpose or reason; or

      (b) The procedures used by the Department to conduct such tests.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1641)

      NRS 209.371  Corporal punishment and inhumane treatment prohibited.  Corporal punishment and inhumane treatment of offenders are prohibited.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 850)

      NRS 209.376  Limitations on use of restraints on offender who is in labor, delivering her baby or recuperating from delivery.

      1.  No restraints of any kind may be used on an offender who is in labor, delivering her baby or recuperating from delivery unless there are compelling reasons to believe that the offender presents:

      (a) A serious and immediate threat of harm to herself, staff or others; or

      (b) A substantial flight risk and cannot be reasonably confined by other means.

      2.  If an offender who is in labor, delivering her baby or recuperating from delivery is restrained, only the least restrictive restraints which are necessary to ensure safety and security may be used.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 307)

      NRS 209.381  Diet, housing and hygiene of offenders; medical and dental services of institutions and facilities.

      1.  Each offender in an institution or facility of the Department must be provided a healthful diet and appropriate, sanitary housing.

      2.  The Director with the approval of the Board shall establish standards for personal hygiene of offenders and for the medical and dental services of each institution or facility.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 850; A 1983, 722)

      NRS 209.3815  Autopsy of offenders.  The Director, in consultation with the designated medical director and the Inspector General of the Department, shall request the coroner, or any other person so authorized, to conduct an autopsy of any offender who dies while in the custody of the Department, if the next of kin:

      1.  Consents to the autopsy; or

      2.  Does not notify the Director of any objection to the autopsy within 72 hours after the death.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1883)

      NRS 209.382  Chief Medical Officer to examine and report on medical and dental services, diet of offenders, sanitation and safety in institutions and facilities.

      1.  The Chief Medical Officer shall periodically examine and shall report to the Board semiannually upon the following operations of the Department:

      (a) The medical and dental services and places where they are provided, based upon the standards for medical facilities as provided in chapter 449 of NRS.

      (b) The nutritional adequacy of the diet of incarcerated offenders taking into account the religious or medical dietary needs of an offender and the adjustment of dietary allowances for age, sex and level of activity.

      (c) The sanitation, healthfulness, cleanliness and safety of its various institutions and facilities.

      2.  The Board shall take appropriate action to remedy any deficiencies reported pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 632; A 1985, 252; 2001 Special Session, 194)

      NRS 209.3825  Order by court affecting conditions of confinement of prisoner; Director entitled to notice and opportunity to be heard; exception.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a court issuing an order at the request of a prisoner in a state prison that affects the conditions of confinement of the prisoner shall provide the Director with:

      (a) Sufficient prior notice of the intention of the court to enter the order; and

      (b) An opportunity to be heard on the issue.

      2.  The court is not required to provide the Director with prior notice pursuant to subsection 1 if the prisoner has commenced an action with the court challenging the conditions of his or her confinement and has served a copy of the action on the Director and the Attorney General.

      3.  As used in this section, “conditions of confinement” include, without limitation, the access of a prisoner to the resources of a law library, the privileges of a prisoner to receive visitors and to use a telephone, the type of meals provided to the prisoner, the place of confinement of a prisoner and the provision of medical care to a prisoner in a situation that is not an emergency.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3174)

      NRS 209.385  Testing offenders for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus; disclosure of name of offender whose tests are positive; segregation of offender; duties of Director.

      1.  Each offender committed to the custody of the Department for imprisonment shall submit to such initial tests as the Director determines appropriate to detect exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus. Each such test must be approved by regulation of the State Board of Health. At the time the offender is committed to custody and after an incident involving the offender:

      (a) The appropriate approved tests must be administered; and

      (b) The offender must receive counseling regarding the virus.

      2.  If the results of an initial test are positive, the offender shall submit to such supplemental tests as the Director determines appropriate. Each such test must be approved for the purpose by regulation of the State Board of Health.

      3.  If the results of a supplemental test are positive, the name of the offender must be disclosed to:

      (a) The Director;

      (b) The administrative officers of the Department who are responsible for the classification and medical treatment of offenders;

      (c) The manager or warden of the facility or institution at which the offender is confined; and

      (d) Each other employee of the Department whose normal duties involve the employee with the offender or require the employee to come into contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the offender.

      4.  The offender must be segregated from every other offender whose test results are negative if:

      (a) The results of a supplemental test are positive; and

      (b) The offender engages in behavior that increases the risk of transmitting the virus, such as battery, sexual activity or illegal intravenous injection of a controlled substance or a dangerous drug as defined in chapter 454 of NRS.

      5.  The Director, with the approval of the Board:

      (a) Shall establish for inmates and employees of the Department an educational program regarding the virus whose curriculum is provided by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. A person who provides instruction for this program must be certified to do so by the Division.

      (b) May adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      6.  As used in this section, “incident” means an occurrence, of a kind specified by regulation of the State Board of Health, that entails a significant risk of exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 385; A 1993, 6, 516, 517; 1997, 906; 2013, 1168)

      NRS 209.387  Legislative findings and declarations regarding programs for education of offenders.  The Legislature finds and declares that the program for general education of offenders and the program of education of offenders in English as a second language are acts of grace of the State. No offender has a right to participate in such a program, and it is not intended that the establishment of such programs create any such right or interest in liberty or property or establish a basis for any cause of action against the State, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2516)

      NRS 209.389  Board to establish programs for general education, vocational education and training and other rehabilitation.

      1.  The Board shall establish by regulation programs of general education, vocational education and training and other rehabilitation for offenders.

      2.  The regulations must take appropriate account of the following matters:

      (a) The educational level and needs of offenders;

      (b) Opportunities for employment when the offender is released from custody;

      (c) Interests of offenders; and

      (d) The number of offenders desiring participation in such programs.

      3.  The regulations must provide for an assessment of these programs at least every 3 years by qualified persons, professional groups or trade associations.

      4.  No offender has a right to be admitted to a program of education, vocational education and training or other rehabilitation programs established pursuant to this section, and it is not intended that the establishment of such programs or the failure to establish such programs creates any right or interest in liberty or property or establishes a basis for any cause of action against the State, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments officers or employees.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 308; A 1979, 1379; 1989, 1884)

      NRS 209.391  Director to administer programs of education, training and rehabilitation, to establish programs for counseling, research, statistics and planning and to purchase textbooks.  The Director shall:

      1.  Establish programs to provide medical, psychological, psychiatric and other appropriate forms of counseling to offenders under the jurisdiction of the Department in accordance with classification requirements.

      2.  Administer programs of general education, vocational training and other rehabilitation for offenders established by the Board.

      3.  Within the limits of legislative appropriations, purchase textbooks for use by offenders who are enrolled in courses of general education and vocational training offered by any branch or facility of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Any textbooks purchased pursuant to this section must remain the property of the State and must be reissued to offenders as appropriate.

      4.  Within the limits of legislative appropriations, establish programs of research, statistics and planning to:

      (a) Determine and review periodically the effectiveness of the Department’s programs of education, vocational training and other rehabilitation for offenders;

      (b) Provide annually, and at other times when so requested, to the Board, the Governor and the Legislature information pertaining to:

             (1) The number of offenders who are participating in and who complete those programs;

             (2) The effectiveness of those programs in accomplishing their purposes; and

             (3) The number of offenders who are returned to prison after their release; and

      (c) Effect appropriate changes in the programs established by the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 850; A 1979, 309, 1379; 1987, 1174; 1993, 365)

      NRS 209.392  Residential confinement: Duration; notification to victim; eligibility; violation of terms or conditions; status; restitution.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.3925 and 209.429, the Director may, at the request of an offender who is eligible for residential confinement pursuant to the standards adopted by the Director pursuant to subsection 3 and who has:

      (a) Demonstrated a willingness and ability to establish a position of employment in the community;

      (b) Demonstrated a willingness and ability to enroll in a program for education or rehabilitation; or

      (c) Demonstrated an ability to pay for all or part of the costs of the offender’s confinement and to meet any existing obligation for restitution to any victim of his or her crime,

Ê assign the offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety to serve a term of residential confinement, pursuant to NRS 213.380, for not longer than the remainder of his or her sentence.

      2.  Upon receiving a request to serve a term of residential confinement from an eligible offender, the Director shall notify the Division of Parole and Probation. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 213.10915, if any victim of a crime committed by the offender has, pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 213.131, requested to be notified of the consideration of a prisoner for parole and has provided a current address, the Division of Parole and Probation shall notify the victim of the offender’s request and advise the victim that the victim may submit documents regarding the request to the Division of Parole and Probation. If a current address has not been provided as required by subsection 4 of NRS 213.131, the Division of Parole and Probation must not be held responsible if such notification is not received by the victim. All personal information, including, but not limited to, a current or former address, which pertains to a victim and which is received by the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this subsection is confidential.

      3.  The Director, after consulting with the Division of Parole and Probation, shall adopt, by regulation, standards providing which offenders are eligible for residential confinement. The standards adopted by the Director must provide that an offender who:

      (a) Has recently committed a serious infraction of the rules of an institution or facility of the Department;

      (b) Has not performed the duties assigned to the offender in a faithful and orderly manner;

      (c) Has been convicted of:

             (1) Any crime that is punishable as a felony involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim within the immediately preceding 3 years;

             (2) A sexual offense that is punishable as a felony; or

             (3) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a category A or B felony;

      (d) Has more than one prior conviction for any felony in this State or any offense in another state that would be a felony if committed in this State, not including a violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.120, 484C.130, 484C.430, 488.420, 488.425 or 488.427; or

      (e) Has escaped or attempted to escape from any jail or correctional institution for adults,

Ê is not eligible for assignment to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to this section.

      4.  The standards adopted by the Director pursuant to subsection 3 must provide that an offender who has been convicted of a category B felony is eligible for assignment to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to this section if:

      (a) The offender is not otherwise ineligible pursuant to subsection 3 for an assignment to serve a term of residential confinement; and

      (b) The Director makes a written finding that such an assignment of the offender is not likely to pose a threat to the safety of the public.

      5.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section escapes or violates any of the terms or conditions of the offender’s residential confinement:

      (a) The Division of Parole and Probation may, pursuant to the procedure set forth in NRS 213.410, return the offender to the custody of the Department.

      (b) The offender forfeits all or part of the credits for good behavior earned by the offender before the escape or violation, as determined by the Director. The Director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this paragraph only after proof of the offense and notice to the offender and may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper. The decision of the Director regarding such a forfeiture is final.

      6.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

      (a) A continuation of the offender’s imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

      (b) For the purposes of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the Department,

Ê except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the Department.

      7.  An offender does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment, and it is not intended that the provisions of this section or of NRS 213.371 to 213.410, inclusive, create any right or interest in liberty or property or establish a basis for any cause of action against the State, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      8.  The Division of Parole and Probation may receive and distribute restitution paid by an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1358; A 1997, 2412, 3242; 1999, 128, 659, 1276; 2001, 2583; 2001 Special Session, 137; 2003, 180; 2005, 165; 2007, 3172; 2009, 1886, 2510; 2011, 62; 2013, 187, 380)

      NRS 209.3925  Residential confinement or other appropriate supervision of offenders who are physically incapacitated or in ill health: Eligibility; duration; notice; notification to victim; effect of violation of terms or conditions; status; restitution.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the Director may assign an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to NRS 213.380 or other appropriate supervision as determined by the Division of Parole and Probation, for not longer than the remainder of his or her sentence, if:

      (a) The Director has reason to believe that the offender is:

             (1) Physically incapacitated or in ill health to such a degree that the offender does not presently, and likely will not in the future, pose a threat to the safety of the public; or

             (2) In ill health and expected to die within 12 months, and does not presently, and likely will not in the future, pose a threat to the safety of the public; and

      (b) At least two physicians licensed pursuant to chapter 630 or 633 of NRS, one of whom is not employed by the Department, verify, in writing, that the offender is:

             (1) Physically incapacitated or in ill health; or

             (2) In ill health and expected to die within 12 months.

      2.  If the Director intends to assign an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section, at least 45 days before the date the offender is expected to be released from the custody of the Department, the Director shall notify:

      (a) The board of county commissioners of the county in which the offender will reside; and

      (b) The Division of Parole and Probation.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 213.10915, if any victim of a crime committed by the offender has, pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 213.131, requested to be notified of the consideration of a prisoner for parole and has provided a current address, the Division of Parole and Probation shall notify the victim that:

      (a) The Director intends to assign the offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section; and

      (b) The victim may submit documents to the Division of Parole and Probation regarding such an assignment.

Ê If a current address has not been provided by a victim as required by subsection 4 of NRS 213.131, the Division of Parole and Probation must not be held responsible if notification is not received by the victim. All personal information, including, but not limited to, a current or former address, which pertains to a victim and which is received by the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this subsection is confidential.

      4.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section escapes or violates any of the terms or conditions of his or her residential confinement or other appropriate supervision as determined by the Division of Parole and Probation:

      (a) The Division of Parole and Probation may, pursuant to the procedure set forth in NRS 213.410, return the offender to the custody of the Department.

      (b) The offender forfeits all or part of the credits for good behavior earned by the offender before the escape or violation, as determined by the Director. The Director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this paragraph only after proof of the offense and notice to the offender and may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper. The decision of the Director regarding such a forfeiture is final.

      5.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

      (a) A continuation of the offender’s imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

      (b) For the purposes of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the Department,

Ê except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the Department.

      6.  The Director may not assign an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section if the offender is sentenced to death or imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole.

      7.  An offender does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment, and it is not intended that the provisions of this section or of NRS 213.371 to 213.410, inclusive, create any right or interest in liberty or property or establish a basis for any cause of action against the State, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      8.  The Division of Parole and Probation may receive and distribute restitution paid by an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2410; A 1999, 130, 661, 1278; 2001, 2585; 2003, 1176, 2575; 2011, 64; 2013, 189, 382)

      NRS 209.393  Regulations regarding literacy of offenders.  The Board may adopt regulations which:

      1.  Designate a level of literacy in reading and writing which is consistent with that required by the State Board of Education for its pupils in the eighth grade.

      2.  Provide for the testing of each offender when he or she first becomes incarcerated, and as often as needed thereafter, to determine his or her ability to read and write.

      3.  Establish guidelines for evaluating the progress of an illiterate offender in an educational program.

      4.  Establish a course to teach English as a second language, if necessary.

      5.  Are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and NRS 209.396.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2517)

      NRS 209.396  Limitations on assignment of offender to industrial or vocational school; educational requirements for offender with developmental, learning or other disability.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, an offender who is illiterate may not be assigned to an industrial or a vocational program unless:

      (a) The offender is regularly attending and making satisfactory progress in a program for general education; or

      (b) The Director for good cause determines that the limitation on assignment should be waived under the circumstances with respect to a particular offender.

      2.  An offender whose:

      (a) Native language is not English;

      (b) Ability to read and write in his or her native language is at or above the level of literacy designated by the Board in its regulations; and

      (c) Ability to read and write the English language is below the level of literacy designated by the Board in its regulations,

Ê may not be assigned to an industrial or a vocational program unless the offender is regularly attending and making satisfactory progress in a course which teaches English as a second language or the Director for good cause determines that the limitation on assignment should be waived under the circumstances with respect to a particular offender.

      3.  Upon written documentation that an illiterate offender has a developmental, learning or other similar disability which affects his or her ability to learn, the Director may:

      (a) Adapt or create an educational program or guidelines for evaluating the educational progress of the offender to meet his or her particular needs; or

      (b) Exempt the offender from the required participation in an educational program prescribed by this section.

      4.  The provisions of this section do not apply to an offender who presents satisfactory evidence that the offender has a:

      (a) High school diploma; or

      (b) General educational development certificate or an equivalent document.

      5.  As used in this section, “illiterate” means having an ability to read and write that is below the level of literacy designated by the Board in its regulations.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2517; A 2003, 1365; 2013, 3287)

      NRS 209.401  Director may establish facilities for offenders to live in community.  The Director may, with the approval of the Board, establish facilities which enable offenders to live in a community while obtaining regular employment, enrolling in academic courses, participating in vocational training programs, utilizing community resources in meeting their personal and family needs, and participating in whatever other approved programs may exist within the community.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 850)

      NRS 209.417  Offenders not to have access to telecommunications devices; exception.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the warden or manager of an institution or facility shall ensure that no offender in the institution or facility has access to a telecommunications device.

      2.  An offender may use a telephone or, for the purpose of communicating with his or her child pursuant to NRS 209.42305, any other approved telecommunications device subject to the limitations set forth in NRS 209.419.

      3.  As used in this section, “telecommunications device” means a device, or an apparatus associated with a device, that can enable an offender to communicate with a person outside of the institution or facility at which the offender is incarcerated. The term includes, without limitation, a telephone, a cellular telephone, a personal digital assistant, a transmitting radio or a computer that is connected to a computer network, is capable of connecting to a computer network through the use of wireless technology or is otherwise capable of communicating with a person or device outside of the institution or facility.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2712; A 2007, 71; 2011, 2667)

      NRS 209.419  Interception of offender’s communications by telecommunications devices: Notice; exceptions.

      1.  Communications made by an offender on any telephone or other telecommunications device in an institution or facility to any person outside the institution or facility may be intercepted if:

      (a) The interception is made by an authorized employee of the Department; and

      (b) Signs are posted near all telephones and other telecommunications devices in the institution or facility indicating that communications may be intercepted.

      2.  The Director shall provide notice or cause notice to be provided to both parties to a communication which is being intercepted pursuant to subsection 1, indicating that the communication is being intercepted. For the purposes of this section, a periodic sound which is heard by both parties during the communication shall be deemed notice to both parties that the communication is being intercepted.

      3.  The Director shall adopt regulations providing for an alternate method of communication for those communications by offenders which are confidential.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, a communication made by an offender is confidential if it is made to:

      (a) A federal or state officer.

      (b) A local governmental officer who is at some time responsible for the custody of the offender.

      (c) An officer of any court.

      (d) An attorney who has been admitted to practice law in any state or is employed by a recognized agency providing legal assistance.

      (e) A reporter or editorial employee of any organization that reports general news including, but not limited to, any wire service or news service, newspaper, periodical, press association or radio or television station.

      (f) The Director.

      (g) Any other employee of the Department whom the Director may, by regulation, designate.

      5.  Reliance in good faith on a request or order from the Director or the Director’s authorized representative constitutes a complete defense to any action brought against any public utility intercepting or assisting in the interception of communications made by offenders pursuant to subsection 1.

      6.  As used in this section, “telecommunications device” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 209.417.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 682; A 1985, 253, 2007, 2078; 2011, 2667)

      NRS 209.423  Visits and correspondence between offenders and others.  Wardens and managers may authorize visits and correspondence between offenders and appropriate friends, relatives, and others under regulations adopted by the Director and approved by the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 850; A 1983, 723)

      NRS 209.42305  Prisoner contact with child of prisoner; use of equipment for videoconference.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided by law, by order of the court or by regulations of the Department, the Director shall allow a prisoner to maintain contact with a child of the prisoner who has been placed with someone other than a parent of the child if the child is willing to maintain such contact. Any such contact must be in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department.

      2.  The Director must allow a prisoner to videoconference with his or her child if such equipment is available.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 2666)

TREATMENT OF ABUSERS OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

Therapeutic Communities

      NRS 209.4231  Definitions.  As used in NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 209.4232 to 209.4235, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2652)

      NRS 209.4232  “Division” defined.  “Division” means the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2652; A 1999, 1881; 2001, 433)

      NRS 209.4233  “Program of aftercare” defined.  “Program of aftercare” means a program that is established pursuant to NRS 209.4238 to provide continuing treatment to those offenders who successfully complete treatment in a therapeutic community.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2652)

      NRS 209.4234  “Substance abuser” defined.  “Substance abuser” means a person who abuses, is addicted to or is psychologically or physically dependent on:

      1.  Alcohol;

      2.  A controlled substance; or

      3.  A drug, poison, solvent or toxic inhalant. This subsection does not include tobacco or products made from tobacco.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2652)

      NRS 209.4235  “Therapeutic community” defined.  “Therapeutic community” means a program that is established pursuant to NRS 209.4236 to provide treatment to certain offenders who are substance abusers.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2652)

      NRS 209.4236  Director to establish therapeutic communities.

      1.  The Director shall, in conjunction with the Division and with the approval of the Board, establish one or more therapeutic communities to provide treatment to certain offenders who are substance abusers. A therapeutic community must include, but is not limited to, the requirements set forth in this section.

      2.  A therapeutic community must provide an offender with:

      (a) Intensive treatment for substance abuse;

      (b) A clearly defined set of goals;

      (c) A clearly defined structure of authority; and

      (d) A highly structured schedule that includes, but is not limited to, the treatment listed in paragraph (a) and, if practicable, programs of employment, general education or vocational training.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, offenders who are assigned to a therapeutic community, to the extent practicable as determined by the Director or a person designated by the Director:

      (a) Must be housed in areas of a facility or institution that are segregated from other areas of the facility or institution in which offenders who are not assigned to the therapeutic community are housed; and

      (b) Must participate in the therapeutic community for a period of 1 year and a program of aftercare for a period of 1 year if a program of aftercare is required pursuant to NRS 209.4238.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2652; A 2001, 433)

      NRS 209.4237  Program to evaluate offenders for participation in therapeutic community; assignment to participate in therapeutic community.

      1.  The Director shall, in conjunction with the Division and with the approval of the Board, establish a program to evaluate an offender in the custody of the Department to determine whether the offender is a substance abuser and whether the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community.

      2.  An evaluation of an offender must be conducted pursuant to subsection 1 if the offender is eligible to be assigned to a therapeutic community.

      3.  After an evaluation is conducted pursuant to subsection 1, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall determine whether the offender is a substance abuser and whether the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community.

      4.  If a determination is made that the offender is a substance abuser and that the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall determine whether to assign the offender to participate in a therapeutic community. In determining whether to assign an offender to participate in a therapeutic community, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall:

      (a) Consider the severity of the problem of substance abuse by the offender and the availability of space in each therapeutic community; and

      (b) Give preference, to the extent practicable, to those offenders who appear to be most capable of successfully participating in and completing treatment in a therapeutic community.

      5.  To be eligible to be assigned to participate in a therapeutic community, an offender must be within 2 years of the date on which the offender is reasonably expected to be released, as determined by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2653; A 1999, 1162; 2001, 434, 1265)

      NRS 209.4238  Programs of aftercare.

      1.  The Director shall, in conjunction with the Division and with the approval of the Board, establish one or more programs of aftercare to provide continuing treatment to those offenders who successfully complete treatment in a therapeutic community.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive:

      (a) An offender who successfully completes treatment in a therapeutic community must be assigned, to the extent practicable as determined by the Director or a person designated by the Director, to a program of aftercare upon completion of treatment in a therapeutic community.

      (b) An offender shall participate, to the extent practicable as determined by the Director or a person designated by the Director, in a program of aftercare for a period of 1 year.

      (c) If an offender is assigned to a program of aftercare and, before or during participation in such a program, the offender is released on parole:

             (1) The offender shall continue to participate in a program of aftercare, to the extent practicable as determined by the Director or a person designated by the Director and by the State Board of Parole Commissioners; and

             (2) That participation, if any, must be made a condition of parole pursuant to NRS 213.1235.

      (d) If an offender is assigned to a program of aftercare and, before or during participation in such a program, the offender is assigned to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to NRS 209.392, the offender shall continue to participate in a program of aftercare to the extent practicable as determined by the Director or a person designated by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2653; A 2001, 434)

      NRS 209.4239  Removal from therapeutic community or program of aftercare; Director may establish conditions, sanctions and incentives regarding participation; immunity.

      1.  The Director or a person designated by the Director may remove an offender from a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare, temporarily or permanently, for any lawful reason or purpose.

      2.  The Director may impose conditions on the participation of an offender in a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare and may establish sanctions and incentives relating to participation in a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare.

      3.  The provisions of NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, do not create a right on behalf of an offender to participate in a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare and do not establish a basis for any cause of action against the State or its officers or employees for denial of the ability to participate in or for removal from a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2654)

      NRS 209.424  Offenders excluded from participation.  An offender may not participate in a therapeutic community if the offender:

      1.  Was sentenced to death or a term of imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole; or

      2.  Is or was eligible to participate in the program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 209.425, whether or not the offender actually participated in or completed that program of treatment.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2654; A 1999, 1163)

      NRS 209.4242  Director may contract with qualified persons.  To carry out the provisions of NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, the Director may contract with persons or private entities that are qualified to evaluate offenders who are substance abusers or qualified to administer therapeutic communities or programs of aftercare.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2654)

      NRS 209.4244  Report by Director to Legislature.  The Director shall provide the following information to the Interim Finance Committee on or before January 31 of each even-numbered year and to the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means at the beginning of each regular session of the Legislature:

      1.  The number of offenders who are currently participating in therapeutic communities and programs of aftercare;

      2.  The number of offenders who have participated in therapeutic communities and programs of aftercare and the number of those offenders who subsequently have been arrested for other offenses; and

      3.  The number of offenders who have successfully completed treatment in therapeutic communities and programs of aftercare and the number of those offenders who subsequently have been arrested for other offenses.

Ê The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History shall assist the Director in obtaining all data that is necessary to prepare the information required by subsections 2 and 3.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2654)

Program for Treatment of Certain Offenders Imprisoned for Driving Under Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Controlled Substance

      NRS 209.425  Establishment of program; program to include rehabilitation, education and counseling; assignment of wages.

      1.  The Director shall, with the approval of the Board, establish a program for the treatment of an abuser of alcohol or drugs who is imprisoned for a violation of NRS 484C.110 or 484C.120 that is punishable as a felony pursuant to NRS 484C.400 or 484C.410 or a violation of NRS 484C.130, 484C.430, 488.420, 488.425 or 488.427. The program must include an initial period of intensive mental and physical rehabilitation in a facility of the Department, followed by regular sessions of education, counseling and any other necessary or desirable treatment.

      2.  The Director may, upon the request of the offender after the initial period of rehabilitation, allow the offender to earn wages under any other program established by the Department if the offender assigns to the Department any wages the offender earns under such a program. The Director may deduct from the wages of the offender an amount determined by the Director, with the approval of the Board, to:

      (a) Offset the costs, as reflected in the budget of the Department, to maintain the offender in a facility or institution of the Department and in the program of treatment established pursuant to this section; and

      (b) Meet any existing obligation of the offender for the support of his or her family or restitution to any victim of his or her crime.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 778; A 2005, 167, 616; 2007, 2811; 2013, 190)

      NRS 209.427  Assignment of offender to program; withdrawal of offender from program.

      1.  If the results of an evaluation conducted pursuant to NRS 484C.300 or 488.430 indicate that an offender is an abuser of alcohol or drugs and that the offender can be treated successfully for his or her condition, the Director shall, except as otherwise provided in this section, assign the offender to the program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 209.425. Such an assignment must be, to the extent that the period reasonably can be predicted, for the year, or as much thereof as practicable, immediately preceding the date the offender is due to be released from prison, either on parole or at the expiration of the offender’s term.

      2.  Before assigning an offender to a program of treatment, the Director, in cooperation with the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety, shall determine, to the extent possible:

      (a) The length of time remaining on the offender’s sentence, taking into consideration any credits earned by the offender; and

      (b) The likelihood that the offender will complete the entire program of treatment.

      3.  The Director shall when assigning offenders to the program, to the extent possible, give preference to those offenders who appear to the Director capable of successfully completing the entire program.

      4.  The Director is not required to assign an offender to the program of treatment if the offender is not eligible for assignment to an institution or facility of minimum security pursuant to the provisions of NRS 209.481 and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      5.  The Director may withdraw the offender from the program of treatment at any time if the Director determines that the offender:

      (a) Is not responding satisfactorily to the program; or

      (b) Has failed or refused to comply with any term or condition of the program.

      6.  As used in this section, “entire program” means both phases of the program established pursuant to NRS 209.425, for offenders who have not been released from prison, and NRS 209.429, for offenders who have been assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 778; A 1995, 957; 2001, 2586; 2013, 191)

      NRS 209.429  Director to assign offender to serve term of residential confinement under certain circumstances; effect of violating terms or conditions of residential confinement; status; restitution. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the Director shall assign an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety to serve a term of residential confinement, pursuant to NRS 213.380, for not longer than the remainder of the maximum term of his or her sentence if the offender has:

      (a) Demonstrated a willingness and ability to establish a position of employment in the community;

      (b) Demonstrated a willingness and ability to enroll in a program for education or rehabilitation; or

      (c) Demonstrated an ability to pay for all or part of the costs of his or her confinement and to meet any existing obligation for restitution to any victim of his or her crime.

      2.  Before a person may be assigned to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to this section, he or she must submit to the Division of Parole and Probation a signed document stating that:

      (a) He or she will comply with the terms or conditions of the residential confinement; and

      (b) If he or she fails to comply with the terms or conditions of the residential confinement and is taken into custody outside of this State, he or she waives all rights relating to extradition proceedings.

      3.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section escapes or violates any of the terms or conditions of his or her residential confinement:

      (a) The Division of Parole and Probation may, pursuant to the procedure set forth in NRS 213.410, return the offender to the custody of the Department.

      (b) The offender forfeits all or part of the credits earned by the offender to reduce his or her sentence pursuant to this chapter before the escape or violation, as determined by the Director. The Director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this paragraph only after proof of the offense and notice to the offender and may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper. The decision of the Director regarding forfeiture of credits is final.

      4.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

      (a) A continuation of the offender’s imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

      (b) For the purposes of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the Department,

Ê except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the Department.

      5.  A person does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment, and it is not intended that the provisions of this section or of NRS 213.371 to 213.410, inclusive, create any right or interest in liberty or property or establish a basis for any cause of action against the State, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      6.  The Director shall not assign an offender who is serving a sentence for committing a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation to serve a term of residential confinement unless the Director makes a finding that the offender is not likely to pose a threat to the victim of the battery.

      7.  The Division of Parole and Probation may receive and distribute restitution paid by an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 779; A 1993, 1520; 1995, 26, 958, 1253, 1334, 2388; 1997, 628, 1814; 2001, 2587; 2001 Special Session, 195; 2003, 289; 2007, 3174; 2013, 191)

      NRS 209.429  Director to assign offender to serve term of residential confinement under certain circumstances; effect of violating terms or conditions of residential confinement; status; restitution. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the Director shall assign an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety to serve a term of residential confinement, pursuant to NRS 213.380, for not longer than the remainder of the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term, as applicable, of his or her sentence if the offender has:

      (a) Demonstrated a willingness and ability to establish a position of employment in the community;

      (b) Demonstrated a willingness and ability to enroll in a program for education or rehabilitation; or

      (c) Demonstrated an ability to pay for all or part of the costs of his or her confinement and to meet any existing obligation for restitution to any victim of his or her crime.

      2.  Before a person may be assigned to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to this section, he or she must submit to the Division of Parole and Probation a signed document stating that:

      (a) He or she will comply with the terms or conditions of the residential confinement; and

      (b) If he or she fails to comply with the terms or conditions of the residential confinement and is taken into custody outside of this State, he or she waives all rights relating to extradition proceedings.

      3.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section escapes or violates any of the terms or conditions of his or her residential confinement:

      (a) The Division of Parole and Probation may, pursuant to the procedure set forth in NRS 213.410, return the offender to the custody of the Department.

      (b) The offender forfeits all or part of the credits earned by the offender to reduce his or her sentence pursuant to this chapter before the escape or violation, as determined by the Director. The Director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this paragraph only after proof of the offense and notice to the offender and may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper. The decision of the Director regarding forfeiture of credits is final.

      4.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

      (a) A continuation of the offender’s imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

      (b) For the purposes of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the Department,

Ê except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the Department.

      5.  A person does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment, and it is not intended that the provisions of this section or of NRS 213.371 to 213.410, inclusive, create any right or interest in liberty or property or establish a basis for any cause of action against the State, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      6.  The Director shall not assign an offender who is serving a sentence for committing a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation to serve a term of residential confinement unless the Director makes a finding that the offender is not likely to pose a threat to the victim of the battery.

      7.  The Division of Parole and Probation may receive and distribute restitution paid by an offender assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 779; A 1993, 1520; 1995, 26, 958, 1253, 1334, 2388; 1997, 628, 1814; 2001, 2587; 2001 Special Session, 195; 2003, 289; 2007, 3174; 2013, 191, 222, effective July 1, 2014)

CREDITS ON TERM OF IMPRISONMENT

      NRS 209.432  Definitions.  As used in NRS 209.432 to 209.451, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Offender” includes:

      (a) A person who is convicted of a felony under the laws of this State and sentenced, ordered or otherwise assigned to serve a term of residential confinement.

      (b) A person who is convicted of a felony under the laws of this State and assigned to the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety pursuant to NRS 209.4886 or 209.4888.

      2.  “Residential confinement” means the confinement of a person convicted of a felony to his or her place of residence under the terms and conditions established pursuant to specific statute. The term does not include any confinement ordered pursuant to NRS 176A.530 to 176A.560, inclusive, 176A.660 to 176A.690, inclusive, 213.15105, 213.15193 or 213.152 to 213.1528, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 779, 1409; A 1993, 553, 554; 1997, 3182; 1999, 2880; 2001, 1163, 1937; 2001 Special Session, 157; 2003, 26, 27, 408, 2576; 2013, 37)

      NRS 209.433  Credits for offender sentenced on or before June 30, 1969.

      1.  Every offender who was sentenced to prison on or before June 30, 1969, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement, or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed for his or her term a deduction of 2 months in each of the first 2 years, 4 months in each of the next 2 years, and 5 months in each of the remaining years of the term, and pro rata for any part of a year where the sentence is for more or less than a year.

      2.  In addition to the credits for good behavior provided for in subsection 1, the Board shall adopt regulations allowing credits for offenders whose diligence in labor or study merits the credits and for offenders who donate their blood for charitable purposes. The regulations must provide that an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 30 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 60 days.

      (c) For earning an associate degree, 90 days.

      3.  Each offender is entitled to the deductions allowed by this section if the offender has satisfied the conditions of subsection 1 or 2 as determined by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 851; A 1983, 723; 1985, 686; 1989, 385; 1991, 780; 1993, 134; 1999, 134; 2003, 1366; 2013, 3287)

      NRS 209.443  Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1969, for crime committed before July 1, 1985. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  Every offender who is sentenced to prison after June 30, 1969, for a crime committed before July 1, 1985, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement, or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed:

      (a) For the period the offender is actually incarcerated under sentence; and

      (b) For the period the offender is in residential confinement,

Ê a deduction of 2 months for each of the first 2 years, 4 months for each of the next 2 years and 5 months for each of the remaining years of the term, and pro rata for any part of a year where the actual term served is for more or less than a year. Credit must be recorded on a monthly basis as earned for actual time served.

      2.  The credits earned by an offender must be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence and, except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, must apply to eligibility for parole.

      3.  In addition to the credits for good behavior provided for in subsection 1, the Board shall adopt regulations allowing credits for offenders whose diligence in labor or study merits such credits and for offenders who donate their blood for charitable purposes. The regulations must provide that an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 30 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 60 days.

      (c) For earning an associate degree, 90 days.

      4.  Each offender is entitled to the deductions allowed by this section if the offender has satisfied the conditions of subsection 1 or 3 as determined by the Director.

      5.  Credits earned pursuant to this section do not apply to eligibility for parole if a statute specifies a minimum sentence which must be served before a person becomes eligible for parole.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 851; A 1983, 360, 723; 1985, 1925; 1989, 386; 1991, 780; 1993, 135; 1999, 135; 2003, 1366; 2013, 3288)

      NRS 209.443  Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1969, for crime committed before July 1, 1985. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  Every offender who is sentenced to prison after June 30, 1969, for a crime committed before July 1, 1985, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement, or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed:

      (a) For the period the offender is actually incarcerated under sentence; and

      (b) For the period the offender is in residential confinement,

Ê a deduction of 2 months for each of the first 2 years, 4 months for each of the next 2 years and 5 months for each of the remaining years of the term, and pro rata for any part of a year where the actual term served is for more or less than a year. Credit must be recorded on a monthly basis as earned for actual time served.

      2.  The credits earned by an offender must be deducted from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable, and, except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, must apply to eligibility for parole.

      3.  In addition to the credits for good behavior provided for in subsection 1, the Board shall adopt regulations allowing credits for offenders whose diligence in labor or study merits such credits and for offenders who donate their blood for charitable purposes. The regulations must provide that an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 30 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 60 days.

      (c) For earning an associate degree, 90 days.

      4.  Each offender is entitled to the deductions allowed by this section if the offender has satisfied the conditions of subsection 1 or 3 as determined by the Director.

      5.  Credits earned pursuant to this section do not apply to eligibility for parole if a statute specifies a minimum sentence which must be served before a person becomes eligible for parole.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 851; A 1983, 360, 723; 1985, 1925; 1989, 386; 1991, 780; 1993, 135; 1999, 135; 2003, 1366; 2013, 223, 3288, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.446  Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, but before July 17, 1997. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  Every offender who is sentenced to prison for a crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, but before July 17, 1997, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed:

      (a) For the period the offender is actually incarcerated under sentence;

      (b) For the period the offender is in residential confinement; and

      (c) For the period the offender is in the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety pursuant to NRS 209.4886 or 209.4888,

Ê a deduction of 10 days from the offender’s sentence for each month the offender serves.

      2.  In addition to the credit provided for in subsection 1, the Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender whose diligence in labor and study merits such credits. In addition to the credits allowed pursuant to this subsection, an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 30 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 60 days.

      (c) For earning an associate degree, 90 days.

      3.  The Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender who participates in a diligent and responsible manner in a center for the purpose of making restitution, program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community, conservation camp, program of work release or another program conducted outside of the prison. An offender who earns credit pursuant to this subsection is entitled to the entire 20 days of credit each month which is authorized in subsections 1 and 2.

      4.  The Director may allow not more than 90 days of credit each year for an offender who engages in exceptional meritorious service.

      5.  The Board shall adopt regulations governing the award, forfeiture and restoration of credits pursuant to this section.

      6.  Credits earned pursuant to this section:

      (a) Must be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence; and

      (b) Apply to eligibility for parole unless the offender was sentenced pursuant to a statute which specifies a minimum sentence which must be served before a person becomes eligible for parole.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1924; A 1987, 510; 1989, 387; 1991, 217, 782; 1993, 136; 1997, 3182; 1999, 2880; 2001, 1163, 1937; 2001 Special Session, 157; 2003, 26, 28, 1367, 2577; 2007, 3175; 2013, 3288)

      NRS 209.446  Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, but before July 17, 1997. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  Every offender who is sentenced to prison for a crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, but before July 17, 1997, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed:

      (a) For the period the offender is actually incarcerated under sentence;

      (b) For the period the offender is in residential confinement; and

      (c) For the period the offender is in the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety pursuant to NRS 209.4886 or 209.4888,

Ê a deduction of 10 days from the offender’s sentence for each month the offender serves.

      2.  In addition to the credit provided for in subsection 1, the Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender whose diligence in labor and study merits such credits. In addition to the credits allowed pursuant to this subsection, an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 30 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 60 days.

      (c) For earning an associate degree, 90 days.

      3.  The Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender who participates in a diligent and responsible manner in a center for the purpose of making restitution, program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community, conservation camp, program of work release or another program conducted outside of the prison. An offender who earns credit pursuant to this subsection is entitled to the entire 20 days of credit each month which is authorized in subsections 1 and 2.

      4.  The Director may allow not more than 90 days of credit each year for an offender who engages in exceptional meritorious service.

      5.  The Board shall adopt regulations governing the award, forfeiture and restoration of credits pursuant to this section.

      6.  Credits earned pursuant to this section:

      (a) Must be deducted from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable; and

      (b) Apply to eligibility for parole unless the offender was sentenced pursuant to a statute which specifies a minimum sentence which must be served before a person becomes eligible for parole.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1924; A 1987, 510; 1989, 387; 1991, 217, 782; 1993, 136; 1997, 3182; 1999, 2880; 2001, 1163, 1937; 2001 Special Session, 157; 2003, 26, 28, 1367, 2577; 2007, 3175; 2013, 224, 3288, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.4465  Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 17, 1997. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who is sentenced to prison for a crime committed on or after July 17, 1997, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed:

      (a) For the period the offender is actually incarcerated pursuant to his or her sentence;

      (b) For the period the offender is in residential confinement; and

      (c) For the period the offender is in the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety pursuant to NRS 209.4886 or 209.4888,

Ê a deduction of 20 days from his or her sentence for each month the offender serves.

      2.  In addition to the credits allowed pursuant to subsection 1, the Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender whose diligence in labor and study merits such credits. In addition to the credits allowed pursuant to this subsection, an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 60 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 90 days.

      (c) For earning his or her first associate degree, 120 days.

      3.  The Director may, in his or her discretion, authorize an offender to receive a maximum of 90 days of credit for each additional degree of higher education earned by the offender.

      4.  The Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender who participates in a diligent and responsible manner in a center for the purpose of making restitution, program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community, conservation camp, program of work release or another program conducted outside of the prison. An offender who earns credit pursuant to this subsection is eligible to earn the entire 30 days of credit each month that is allowed pursuant to subsections 1 and 2.

      5.  The Director may allow not more than 90 days of credit each year for an offender who engages in exceptional meritorious service.

      6.  The Board shall adopt regulations governing the award, forfeiture and restoration of credits pursuant to this section.

      7.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8, credits earned pursuant to this section:

      (a) Must be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence; and

      (b) Apply to eligibility for parole unless the offender was sentenced pursuant to a statute which specifies a minimum sentence that must be served before a person becomes eligible for parole.

      8.  Credits earned pursuant to this section by an offender who has not been convicted of:

      (a) Any crime that is punishable as a felony involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim;

      (b) A sexual offense that is punishable as a felony;

      (c) A violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.120, 484C.130 or 484C.430 that is punishable as a felony; or

      (d) A category A or B felony,

Ê apply to eligibility for parole and must be deducted from the minimum term imposed by the sentence until the offender becomes eligible for parole and must be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3175; A 1999, 2881; 2001, 1164, 1937; 2001 Special Session, 157; 2003, 26, 28, 1367, 2577; 2007, 3176; 2009, 1887; 2013, 3289)

      NRS 209.4465  Credits for offender sentenced for crime committed on or after July 17, 1997. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who is sentenced to prison for a crime committed on or after July 17, 1997, who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or the laws of the State recorded against the offender, and who performs in a faithful, orderly and peaceable manner the duties assigned to the offender, must be allowed:

      (a) For the period the offender is actually incarcerated pursuant to his or her sentence;

      (b) For the period the offender is in residential confinement; and

      (c) For the period the offender is in the custody of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety pursuant to NRS 209.4886 or 209.4888,

Ê a deduction of 20 days from his or her sentence for each month the offender serves.

      2.  In addition to the credits allowed pursuant to subsection 1, the Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender whose diligence in labor and study merits such credits. In addition to the credits allowed pursuant to this subsection, an offender is entitled to the following credits for educational achievement:

      (a) For earning a general educational development certificate or an equivalent document, 60 days.

      (b) For earning a high school diploma, 90 days.

      (c) For earning his or her first associate degree, 120 days.

      3.  The Director may, in his or her discretion, authorize an offender to receive a maximum of 90 days of credit for each additional degree of higher education earned by the offender.

      4.  The Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender who participates in a diligent and responsible manner in a center for the purpose of making restitution, program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community, conservation camp, program of work release or another program conducted outside of the prison. An offender who earns credit pursuant to this subsection is eligible to earn the entire 30 days of credit each month that is allowed pursuant to subsections 1 and 2.

      5.  The Director may allow not more than 90 days of credit each year for an offender who engages in exceptional meritorious service.

      6.  The Board shall adopt regulations governing the award, forfeiture and restoration of credits pursuant to this section.

      7.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 8 and 9, credits earned pursuant to this section:

      (a) Must be deducted from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable; and

      (b) Apply to eligibility for parole unless the offender was sentenced pursuant to a statute which specifies a minimum sentence that must be served before a person becomes eligible for parole.

      8.  Credits earned pursuant to this section by an offender who has not been convicted of:

      (a) Any crime that is punishable as a felony involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim;

      (b) A sexual offense that is punishable as a felony;

      (c) A violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.120, 484C.130 or 484C.430 that is punishable as a felony; or

      (d) A category A or B felony,

Ê apply to eligibility for parole and, except as otherwise provided in subsection 9, must be deducted from the minimum term or the minimum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable, until the offender becomes eligible for parole and must be deducted from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable.

      9.  Credits deducted pursuant to subsection 8 may reduce the minimum term or the minimum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable, by not more than 58 percent for an offender who:

      (a) Is serving a sentence for an offense committed on or after July 1, 2014; or

      (b) On or after July 1, 2014, makes an irrevocable election to have his or her consecutive sentences aggregated pursuant to NRS 213.1212.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3175; A 1999, 2881; 2001, 1164, 1937; 2001 Special Session, 157; 2003, 26, 28, 1367, 2577; 2007, 3176; 2009, 1887; 2013, 225, 3289, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.447  Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1991, for crime committed before July 1, 1985, and released on parole. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who is sentenced after June 30, 1991, for a crime committed before July 1, 1985, and who is released on parole for a term less than life must, if the offender has no serious infraction of the terms and conditions of his or her parole or the laws of this state recorded against the offender, be allowed for the period the offender is actually on parole a deduction of 2 months for each of the first 2 years, 4 months for each of the next 2 years and 5 months for each of the remaining years of the term, and pro rata for any part of a year where the actual term served is for more or less than a year. Credit must be recorded on a monthly basis as earned.

      2.  An offender who is sentenced after June 30, 1991, for a crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, and who is released on parole for a term less than life must, if the offender has no serious infraction of the terms and conditions of his or her parole or the laws of this state recorded against the offender, be allowed for the period the offender is actually on parole a deduction of 10 days from the offender’s sentence for each month the offender serves.

      3.  An offender is entitled to the deductions authorized by this section only if the offender satisfies the conditions of subsection 1 or 2, as determined by the Director. The Chief Parole and Probation Officer or other person responsible for the supervision of an offender shall report to the Director the failure of an offender to satisfy those conditions.

      4.  Credits earned pursuant to this section must, in addition to any credits earned pursuant to NRS 209.443, 209.446, 209.4465, 209.4475, 209.448 and 209.449, be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence.

      5.  The Director shall maintain records of the credits to which each offender is entitled pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1409; A 1993, 557; 1997, 3183; 1999, 136; 2003, 408)

      NRS 209.447  Credits for offender sentenced after June 30, 1991, for crime committed before July 1, 1985, and released on parole. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who is sentenced after June 30, 1991, for a crime committed before July 1, 1985, and who is released on parole for a term less than life must, if the offender has no serious infraction of the terms and conditions of his or her parole or the laws of this state recorded against the offender, be allowed for the period the offender is actually on parole a deduction of 2 months for each of the first 2 years, 4 months for each of the next 2 years and 5 months for each of the remaining years of the term, and pro rata for any part of a year where the actual term served is for more or less than a year. Credit must be recorded on a monthly basis as earned.

      2.  An offender who is sentenced after June 30, 1991, for a crime committed on or after July 1, 1985, and who is released on parole for a term less than life must, if the offender has no serious infraction of the terms and conditions of his or her parole or the laws of this state recorded against the offender, be allowed for the period the offender is actually on parole a deduction of 10 days from the offender’s sentence for each month the offender serves.

      3.  An offender is entitled to the deductions authorized by this section only if the offender satisfies the conditions of subsection 1 or 2, as determined by the Director. The Chief Parole and Probation Officer or other person responsible for the supervision of an offender shall report to the Director the failure of an offender to satisfy those conditions.

      4.  Credits earned pursuant to this section must, in addition to any credits earned pursuant to NRS 209.443, 209.446, 209.4465, 209.4475, 209.448 and 209.449, be deducted from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable.

      5.  The Director shall maintain records of the credits to which each offender is entitled pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1409; A 1993, 557; 1997, 3183; 1999, 136; 2003, 408; 2013, 226, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.4475  Credits for offender on parole as of January 1, 2004, or released on parole on or after January 1, 2004. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  In addition to any credits earned pursuant to NRS 209.447, an offender who is on parole as of January 1, 2004, or who is released on parole on or after January 1, 2004, for a term less than life must be allowed for the period the offender is actually on parole a deduction of 20 days from the offender’s sentence for each month the offender serves if:

      (a) The offender is current with any fee to defray the costs of his or her supervision pursuant to NRS 213.1076; and

      (b) The offender is current with any payment of restitution required pursuant to NRS 213.126.

      2.  In addition to any credits earned pursuant to subsection 1 and NRS 209.447, the Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender:

      (a) Who is on parole as of January 1, 2004, or who is released on parole on or after January 1, 2004, for a term less than life; and

      (b) Whose diligence in labor or study merits such credits.

      3.  An offender is entitled to the deductions authorized by this section only if the offender satisfies the conditions of subsection 1 or 2, as determined by the Director. The Chief Parole and Probation Officer or other person responsible for the supervision of an offender shall report to the Director the failure of an offender to satisfy those conditions.

      4.  Credits earned pursuant to this section must, in addition to any credits earned pursuant to NRS 209.443, 209.446, 209.4465, 209.447, 209.448 and 209.449, be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence.

      5.  The Director shall maintain records of the credits to which each offender is entitled pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 407; A 2007, 3177)

      NRS 209.4475  Credits for offender on parole as of January 1, 2004, or released on parole on or after January 1, 2004. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  In addition to any credits earned pursuant to NRS 209.447, an offender who is on parole as of January 1, 2004, or who is released on parole on or after January 1, 2004, for a term less than life must be allowed for the period the offender is actually on parole a deduction of 20 days from the offender’s sentence for each month the offender serves if:

      (a) The offender is current with any fee to defray the costs of his or her supervision pursuant to NRS 213.1076; and

      (b) The offender is current with any payment of restitution required pursuant to NRS 213.126.

      2.  In addition to any credits earned pursuant to subsection 1 and NRS 209.447, the Director may allow not more than 10 days of credit each month for an offender:

      (a) Who is on parole as of January 1, 2004, or who is released on parole on or after January 1, 2004, for a term less than life; and

      (b) Whose diligence in labor or study merits such credits.

      3.  An offender is entitled to the deductions authorized by this section only if the offender satisfies the conditions of subsection 1 or 2, as determined by the Director. The Chief Parole and Probation Officer or other person responsible for the supervision of an offender shall report to the Director the failure of an offender to satisfy those conditions.

      4.  Credits earned pursuant to this section must, in addition to any credits earned pursuant to NRS 209.443, 209.446, 209.4465, 209.447, 209.448 and 209.449, be deducted from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term imposed by the sentence, as applicable.

      5.  The Director shall maintain records of the credits to which each offender is entitled pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 407; A 2007, 3177; 2013, 227, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.448  Credits for completion of program of treatment for abuse of alcohol or drugs. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department or the laws of the State recorded against the offender must be allowed, in addition to the credits provided pursuant to NRS 209.433, 209.443, 209.446 or 209.4465, a deduction of not more than 60 days from the maximum term of the offender’s sentence for the successful completion of a program of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs which is conducted jointly by the Department and a person who is licensed as a clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselor, licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor or certified as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor intern or a clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselor intern, pursuant to chapter 641C of NRS.

      2.  The provisions of this section apply to any offender who is sentenced on or after October 1, 1991.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1404; A 1993, 1520; 1995, 1254; 1997, 3184; 1999, 1881, 3063; 2001, 219; 2007, 3083, 3178)

      NRS 209.448  Credits for completion of program of treatment for abuse of alcohol or drugs. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department or the laws of the State recorded against the offender must be allowed, in addition to the credits provided pursuant to NRS 209.433, 209.443, 209.446 or 209.4465, a deduction of not more than 60 days from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term of the offender’s sentence, as applicable, for the successful completion of a program of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs which is conducted jointly by the Department and a person who is licensed as a clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselor, licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor or certified as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor intern or a clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselor intern, pursuant to chapter 641C of NRS.

      2.  The provisions of this section apply to any offender who is sentenced on or after October 1, 1991.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1404; A 1993, 1520; 1995, 1254; 1997, 3184; 1999, 1881, 3063; 2001, 219; 2007, 3083, 3178; 2013, 227, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.449  Credits for completion of vocational education and training or other program. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or the laws of the State recorded against the offender must be allowed, in addition to the credits provided pursuant to NRS 209.433, 209.443, 209.446 or 209.4465, a deduction of 60 days from the maximum term of the offender’s sentence for the successful completion of:

      (a) A program of vocational education and training; or

      (b) Any other program approved by the Director.

      2.  If the offender completes such a program with meritorious or exceptional achievement, the Director may allow not more than 60 days of credit in addition to the 60 days allowed for completion of the program.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1883; A 1991, 782; 1993, 137; 1995, 1254; 1997, 3184; 2003, 1368; 2007, 3178)

      NRS 209.449  Credits for completion of vocational education and training or other program. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  An offender who has no serious infraction of the regulations of the Department, the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or the laws of the State recorded against the offender must be allowed, in addition to the credits provided pursuant to NRS 209.433, 209.443, 209.446 or 209.4465, a deduction of 60 days from the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term of the offender’s sentence, as applicable, for the successful completion of:

      (a) A program of vocational education and training; or

      (b) Any other program approved by the Director.

      2.  If the offender completes such a program with meritorious or exceptional achievement, the Director may allow not more than 60 days of credit in addition to the 60 days allowed for completion of the program.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1883; A 1991, 782; 1993, 137; 1995, 1254; 1997, 3184; 2003, 1368; 2007, 3178; 2013, 227, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.4495  Limitation on amount of credit offender may earn.

      1.  Notwithstanding any provision of NRS 209.432 to 209.451, inclusive, which entitles an offender to receive credit or which authorizes the Director to allow credit for an offender, an offender may not earn more than the amount of credit required to expire his or her sentence.

      2.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to reduce retroactively the amount of credit earned by an offender if doing so would constitute a violation under the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 37)

      NRS 209.451  Forfeiture and restoration of credits.

      1.  If an offender:

      (a) Commits an assault upon his or her keeper or a foreman, officer, offender or other person, or otherwise endangers life;

      (b) Is guilty of a flagrant disregard of the regulations of the Department or of the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement;

      (c) Commits a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony; or

      (d) In a civil action, in state or federal court, is found by the court to have presented a pleading, written motion or other document in writing to the court which:

             (1) Contains a claim or defense that is included for an improper purpose, including, without limitation, for the purpose of harassing the offender’s opponent, causing unnecessary delay in the litigation or increasing the cost of the litigation;

             (2) Contains a claim, defense or other argument which is not warranted by existing law or by a reasonable argument for a change in existing law or a change in the interpretation of existing law; or

             (3) Contains allegations or information presented as fact for which evidentiary support is not available or is not likely to be discovered after further investigation,

Ê the offender forfeits all deductions of time earned by the offender before the commission of that offense or act, or forfeits such part of those deductions as the Director considers just.

      2.  If an offender commits a serious violation of the regulations of the Department or of the terms and conditions of his or her residential confinement or if an offender violates subsection 4 of NRS 209.367, the offender may forfeit all or part of such deductions, in the discretion of the Director.

      3.  A forfeiture may be made only by the Director after proof of the commission of an act prohibited pursuant to this section and notice to the offender in the manner prescribed in the regulations of the Department. The decision of the Director regarding a forfeiture is final.

      4.  The Director may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper.

      5.  As used in this section, “civil action” includes a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed in state or federal court.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 852; A 1985, 687, 1926; 1991, 1410; 1995, 210; 1997, 1642; 1999, 146)

EMPLOYMENT OF OFFENDERS

      NRS 209.457  Program for operating conservation camps.

      1.  The State Forester Firewarden shall, in cooperation with the Department, establish and carry out a program for operating conservation camps in this State.

      2.  The program established pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) May use offenders who are committed to the custody of the Department and eligible for assignment to an institution or facility of minimum security pursuant to the provisions of NRS 209.481 and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto to perform work relating to firefighting, forestry conservation programs, public safety and other work projects, including, without limitation, day labor projects, emergency response and work projects that promote conservation of natural resources and human resources; and

      (b) Must include the training necessary to prepare the staff of a conservation camp and the offenders assigned to the conservation camp to assist in firefighting and other work projects in a safe manner.

      3.  The State Forester Firewarden, with the approval of the Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, may enter into:

      (a) Contracts with any state or federal public agency, municipal corporation or any person for the performance of conservation projects, including, without limitation, conservation projects relating to forest fire protection and control, watershed management, soil conservation, vegetation management, range management and the beautification of highways; and

      (b) Cooperative agreements with federal agencies, counties, county fire protection districts, cities and private landowners to carry out a program for operating conservation camps as set forth in this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 4)

      NRS 209.459  Employment of offenders: Report on potential impacts of new program; program for employment in services and manufacturing; submission of contract related to new program for approval.

      1.  The Director shall:

      (a) Submit a report to the Committee on Industrial Programs identifying the potential impacts of any new program for the employment of offenders on private employers and labor in this State. In preparing such a report, the Director shall include any information required pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 7 of NRS 209.461 and must perform due diligence in obtaining such information from:

             (1) The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation;

             (2) The Department of Business and Industry;

             (3) The Office of Economic Development; and

             (4) Representatives of organized labor in this State.

      (b) Seek and present the recommendations of the Committee on Industrial Programs to the Board of State Prison Commissioners and, with the approval of the Board of State Prison Commissioners, establish and carry out a program for the employment of offenders in services and manufacturing conducted by institutions of the Department or by private employers.

      2.  Before any new program for the employment of offenders is established pursuant to this section, the Director shall submit any contract related to the employment of such offenders to the State Board of Examiners for approval.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 1381; A 1987, 1019; 2001, 2392; 2013, 1802)

      NRS 209.461  Duties and powers of Director; requirements for programs for employment of offenders.

      1.  The Director shall:

      (a) To the greatest extent possible, approximate the normal conditions of training and employment in the community.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, to the extent practicable, require each offender, except those whose behavior is found by the Director to preclude participation, to spend 40 hours each week in vocational training or employment, unless excused for a medical reason or to attend educational classes in accordance with NRS 209.396. The Director shall require as a condition of employment that an offender sign an authorization for the deductions from his or her wages made pursuant to NRS 209.463. Authorization to make the deductions pursuant to NRS 209.463 is implied from the employment of an offender and a signed authorization from the offender is not required for the Director to make the deductions pursuant to NRS 209.463.

      (c) Use the earnings from services and manufacturing conducted by the institutions and the money paid by private employers who employ the offenders to offset the costs of operating the prison system and to provide wages for the offenders being trained or employed.

      (d) Provide equipment, space and management for services and manufacturing by offenders.

      (e) Employ craftsmen and other personnel to supervise and instruct offenders.

      (f) Contract with governmental agencies and private employers for the employment of offenders, including their employment on public works projects under contracts with the State and with local governments.

      (g) Contract for the use of offenders’ services and for the sale of goods manufactured by offenders.

      (h) On or before January 1, 2014, and every 5 years thereafter, submit a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for distribution to the Committee on Industrial Programs. The report must include, without limitation, an analysis of existing contracts with private employers for the employment of offenders and the potential impact of those contracts on private industry in this State.

      (i) Submit a report to each meeting of the Interim Finance Committee identifying any accounts receivable related to a program for the employment of offenders.

      2.  Every program for the employment of offenders established by the Director must:

      (a) Employ the maximum number of offenders possible;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.192, provide for the use of money produced by the program to reduce the cost of maintaining the offenders in the institutions;

      (c) Have an insignificant effect on the number of jobs available to the residents of this State; and

      (d) Provide occupational training for offenders.

      3.  An offender may not engage in vocational training, employment or a business that requires or permits the offender to:

      (a) Telemarket or conduct opinion polls by telephone; or

      (b) Acquire, review, use or have control over or access to personal information concerning any person who is not incarcerated.

      4.  Each fiscal year, the cumulative profits and losses, if any, of the programs for the employment of offenders established by the Director must result in a profit for the Department. The following must not be included in determining whether there is a profit for the Department:

      (a) Fees credited to the Fund for Prison Industries pursuant to NRS 482.268, any revenue collected by the Department for the leasing of space, facilities or equipment within the institutions or facilities of the Department, and any interest or income earned on the money in the Fund for Prison Industries.

      (b) The selling expenses of the Central Administrative Office of the programs for the employment of offenders. As used in this paragraph, “selling expenses” means delivery expenses, salaries of sales personnel and related payroll taxes and costs, the costs of advertising and the costs of display models.

      (c) The general and administrative expenses of the Central Administrative Office of the programs for the employment of offenders. As used in this paragraph, “general and administrative expenses” means the salary of the Deputy Director of Industrial Programs and the salaries of any other personnel of the Central Administrative Office and related payroll taxes and costs, the costs of telephone usage, and the costs of office supplies used and postage used.

      5.  If any state-sponsored program incurs a net loss for 2 consecutive fiscal years, the Director shall appear before the Committee on Industrial Programs to explain the reasons for the net loss and provide a plan for the generation of a profit in the next fiscal year. If the program does not generate a profit in the third fiscal year, the Director shall take appropriate steps to resolve the issue.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the Director may, with the approval of the Board:

      (a) Lease spaces and facilities within any institution of the Department to private employers to be used for the vocational training and employment of offenders.

      (b) Grant to reliable offenders the privilege of leaving institutions or facilities of the Department at certain times for the purpose of vocational training or employment.

      7.  Before entering into any contract with a private employer for the employment of offenders pursuant to subsection 1, the Director shall obtain from the private employer:

      (a) A personal guarantee to secure an amount fixed by the Director but not less than 100 percent of the prorated annual amount of the contract, a surety bond made payable to the State of Nevada in an amount fixed by the Director but not less than 100 percent of the prorated annual amount of the contract and conditioned upon the faithful performance of the contract in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, or a security agreement to secure any debt, obligation or other liability of the private employer under the contract, including, without limitation, lease payments, wages earned by offenders and compensation earned by personnel of the Department.

      (b) A detailed written analysis on the estimated impact of the contract on private industry in this State. The written analysis must include, without limitation:

             (1) The number of private companies in this State currently providing the types of products and services offered in the proposed contract.

             (2) The number of residents of this State currently employed by such private companies.

             (3) The number of offenders that would be employed under the contract.

             (4) The skills that the offenders would acquire under the contract.

      8.  The provisions of this chapter do not create a right on behalf of the offender to employment or to receive the federal or state minimum wage for any employment and do not establish a basis for any cause of action against the State or its officers or employees for employment of an offender or for payment of the federal or state minimum wage to an offender.

      9.  As used in this section, “state-sponsored program” means a program for the vocational training or employment of offenders which does not include a contract of employment with a private employer.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 852; A 1979, 889, 1380; 1981, 733; 1983, 724; 1985, 254, 590, 1897; 1987, 1020; 1989, 551, 2122; 1991, 1586; 1993, 286, 2517; 1995, 2592; 1999, 2712; 2001, 378; 2007, 67; 2013, 1803)

      NRS 209.4615  Offender to obtain approval of Director for employment, contractual activity or business activity; private employment of offender.

      1.  An offender shall obtain the approval of the Director before the offender:

      (a) Engages in any employment, including, but not limited to, employment by a private employer or self-employment;

      (b) Enters into a contract; or

      (c) Participates in a business activity.

      2.  The Director has sole discretion to approve or disapprove employment, contractual activity or business activity pursuant to subsection 1 and may withdraw approval at any time.

      3.  An offender who is employed by a private employer shall:

      (a) Deposit his or her income from such employment in the offender’s individual account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund;

      (b) Provide the Director with a copy of all the offender’s federal income tax returns, reports and withholding forms when they become available to the offender; and

      (c) Provide the Director with a record of any of the offender’s bank accounts, including, but not limited to, a checking account, savings account, investment account or account with a brokerage firm, upon a request from the Director.

      4.  Upon request of the Director, a private employer who employs an offender shall provide the Director with:

      (a) Monthly statements accounting for all wages the employer paid to the offender; and

      (b) Any additional information concerning the employment of the offender that is requested by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3177)

      NRS 209.462  Director to provide secure facility for production of license plates.  The Director shall provide a secure facility to be used by the Department of Motor Vehicles for the production of license plates.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1022; A 2001, 2588)

      NRS 209.463  Deductions from wages earned by offender during incarceration; priority of deductions.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.2475, the Director may make the following deductions, in the following order of priority, from the wages earned by an offender from any source during the offender’s incarceration:

      1.  If the hourly wage of the offender is equal to or greater than the federal minimum wage:

      (a) An amount the Director deems reasonable for deposit with the State Treasurer for credit to the Fund for the Compensation of Victims of Crime.

      (b) An amount the Director considers reasonable to meet an existing obligation of the offender for the support of his or her family.

      (c) An amount determined by the Director, with the approval of the Board, for deposit in the State Treasury for credit to the Fund for New Construction of Facilities for Prison Industries, but only if the offender is employed through a program for prison industries.

      (d) An amount determined by the Director for deposit in the individual account of the offender in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund.

      (e) An amount determined by the Director, with the approval of the Board, to offset the cost of maintaining the offender in the institution, as reflected in the budget of the Department. An amount deducted pursuant to this paragraph may include, but is not limited to, an amount to offset the cost of participation by the offender pursuant to NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, in a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare, or both.

      (f) A deduction pursuant to NRS 209.246.

      (g) An amount determined by the Director for deposit in a savings account for the offender, in which interest on the money deposited does not accrue, to be used for the payment of the expenses of the offender related to his or her release, or if the offender dies before his or her release, to defray expenses related to arrangements for his or her funeral.

      (h) An amount the Director considers reasonable to meet an existing obligation of the offender for restitution to any victim of his or her crime.

      (i) An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of any fee imposed upon the offender for genetic marker analysis and included in the judgment entered against the offender pursuant to NRS 176.0915.

      (j) An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of an administrative assessment included in the judgment entered against the offender for each crime for which the offender is incarcerated and the balance of an unpaid administrative assessment included in a judgment entered against the offender for a crime committed in this state for which the offender was previously convicted. An amount deducted from the wages of the offender pursuant to this paragraph must be submitted:

             (1) If the offender does not have an administrative assessment owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that entered the judgment against the offender for which the offender is incarcerated.

             (2) If the offender has an administrative assessment owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that first entered a judgment for which an administrative assessment is owing, until the balance owing has been paid.

      (k) An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of a fine included in the judgment entered against the offender for each crime for which the offender is incarcerated and the balance of an unpaid fine included in a judgment entered against the offender for a crime committed in this state for which the offender was previously convicted. An amount deducted from the wages of the offender pursuant to this paragraph must be submitted:

             (1) If the offender does not have a fine owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that entered the judgment against the offender for which the offender is incarcerated.

             (2) If the offender has a fine owing from a judgment entered for a crime previously committed in this state, to the court that first entered a judgment for which a fine or administrative assessment is owing, until the balance owing has been paid.

Ê The Director shall determine the priority of any other deduction authorized by law from the wages earned by the offender from any source during the offender’s incarceration.

      2.  If the hourly wage of the offender is less than the federal minimum wage:

      (a) An amount the Director deems reasonable for deposit with the State Treasurer for credit to the Fund for the Compensation of Victims of Crime.

      (b) An amount determined by the Director, with the approval of the Board, for deposit in the State Treasury for credit to the Fund for New Construction of Facilities for Prison Industries, but only if the offender is employed through a program for prison industries.

      (c) An amount determined by the Director for deposit in the individual account of the offender in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund.

      (d) An amount determined by the Director, with the approval of the Board, to offset the cost of maintaining the offender in the institution, as reflected in the budget of the Department. An amount deducted pursuant to this paragraph may include, but is not limited to, an amount to offset the cost of participation by the offender pursuant to NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, in a therapeutic community or a program of aftercare, or both.

      (e) A deduction pursuant to NRS 209.246.

      (f) An amount the Director considers reasonable to pay the balance of any fee imposed upon the offender for genetic marker analysis and included in the judgment entered against the offender pursuant to NRS 176.0915.

      (g) An amount determined by the Director for deposit in a savings account for the offender, in which interest on the money deposited does not accrue, to be used for the payment of the expenses of the offender related to the offender’s release, or if the offender dies before the offender’s release, to defray expenses related to arrangements for the offender’s funeral.

Ê The Director shall determine the priority of any other deduction authorized by law from the wages earned by the offender from any source during the offender’s incarceration.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 590; A 1991, 1587; 1993, 936; 1995, 2594; 1997, 1683, 2655, 3184; 1999, 649, 654; 2013, 1080)

      NRS 209.471  Offender may be allowed to participate in program beneficial to community.  The Director, with the approval of the Board, may allow offenders to participate in certain educational, civic and charitable programs in and deemed beneficial to the community in accordance with classification standards and appropriate security measures.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 853)

      NRS 209.481  Assignment of offender to institution or facility of minimum security.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 176A.780, the Director shall not assign any prisoner to an institution or facility of minimum security if the prisoner:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484C.400, 484C.410, 484C.430, 484C.440, 488.420, 488.425 and 488.427, is not eligible for parole or release from prison within a reasonable period;

      (b) Has recently committed a serious infraction of the rules of an institution or facility of the Department;

      (c) Has not performed the duties assigned to him or her in a faithful and orderly manner;

      (d) Has ever been convicted of a sexual offense that is punishable as a felony;

      (e) Has, within the immediately preceding year, been convicted of any crime involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against a victim that is punishable as a felony; or

      (f) Has attempted to escape or has escaped from an institution of the Department.

      2.  The Director shall, by regulation, establish procedures for classifying and selecting qualified prisoners.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 1058; A 1981, 341; 1991, 218; 2001 Special Session, 196; 2005, 167, 617; 2007, 3178; 2013, 192, 1847)

INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

      NRS 209.4815  Procedure for emergency purchase of supplies, materials or equipment.  The Director may establish a procedure for the emergency purchase of supplies, materials or equipment for industrial and agricultural programs in institutions of the Department with money dedicated for that purpose. No such purchases may be made without the prior permission of the Administrator of the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration. If such a procedure is established by the Director, the provisions of chapter 333 of NRS do not apply to those emergency purchases.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1021; A 1993, 1521)

                NRS 209.4817  Committee on Industrial Programs: Creation; members; terms of appointed members; appointment of alternate members; payment of compensation, allowances and travel expenses.

      1.  The Committee on Industrial Programs is hereby created.

      2.  The Committee consists of the Director of the Department, the Administrator of the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration and nine regular members appointed by the Interim Finance Committee as follows:

      (a) Two members of the Senate.

      (b) Two members of the Assembly.

      (c) Two persons who represent manufacturing in this State.

      (d) One person who represents business in this State.

      (e) Two persons who represent organized labor in this State.

      3.  The regular members of the Committee shall select a Chair from among their membership.

      4.  Each regular member of the Committee appointed by the Interim Finance Committee must be appointed to a term of 2 years and may be reappointed.

      5.  At the first meeting of the Committee following each regular session of the Legislature, the Chair of the Committee may appoint nine alternate members to serve in the place of regular members who are unable to attend a meeting or perform their duties, as follows:

      (a) Two members of the Senate, each of whom may serve in the place of a member of the Senate appointed pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 2.

      (b) Two members of the Assembly, each of whom may serve in the place of a regular member of the Assembly appointed pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2.

      (c) Two persons who represent manufacturing in this State, each of whom may serve in the place of a person appointed pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 2.

      (d) One person who represents business in this State, who may serve in the place of the person appointed pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 2.

      (e) Two persons who represent organized labor in this State, each of whom may serve in the place of a person appointed pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection 2.

Ê Each alternate member appointed by the Chair must be appointed to a term of 2 years and may be reappointed.

      6.  Except during a regular or special session of the Legislature, each Legislator who is a regular member or an alternate member of the Committee is entitled to receive the compensation provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding regular session for each day or portion of a day during which the Legislator attends a meeting of the Committee or is otherwise engaged in the work of the Committee. Each nonlegislative regular member or alternate member appointed by the Interim Finance Committee or the Chair of the Committee on Industrial Programs is entitled to receive compensation for the member’s service on the Committee on Industrial Programs in the same amount and manner as the legislative regular members or alternate members whether or not the Legislature is in session. Each nonlegislative regular member or alternate member of the Committee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally. Each Legislator who is a regular member or an alternate member of the Committee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance provided for state officers and employees generally and the travel expenses provided pursuant to NRS 218A.655. All compensation, allowances and travel expenses must be paid from the Fund for Prison Industries.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2390; A 2007, 26; 2013, 1805)

      NRS 209.4818  Committee on Industrial Programs: Duties.

      1.  The Committee on Industrial Programs shall:

      (a) Be informed on issues and developments relating to industrial programs for correctional institutions;

      (b) Submit a semiannual report to the Interim Finance Committee before July 1 and December 1 of each year on the status of current and proposed industrial programs for correctional institutions;

      (c) Report to the Legislature on any other matter relating to industrial programs for correctional institutions that it deems appropriate;

      (d) Meet at least quarterly and at the call of the Chair to review the operation of current and proposed industrial programs;

      (e) Recommend three persons to the Director for appointment as the Deputy Director for Industrial Programs whenever a vacancy exists;

      (f) Before any new industrial program is established by the Director, review the proposed program for compliance with the requirements of subsections 2, 3, 4 and 7 of NRS 209.461 and submit to the Director its recommendations concerning the proposed program; and

      (g) Review each state-sponsored industry program established pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 209.461 to determine whether the program is operating profitably. If the Committee determines that a program has incurred a net loss in 3 consecutive fiscal years, the Committee shall report its finding to the Director with a recommendation regarding whether the program should be continued or terminated. If the Director does not accept the recommendation of the Committee, the Director shall submit a written report to the Committee setting forth his or her reasons for rejecting the recommendation.

      2.  Upon the request of the Committee on Industrial Programs, the Director and the Deputy Director for Industrial Programs shall provide to the Committee any information that the Committee determines is relevant to the performance of the duties of the Committee.

      3.  As used in this section, “state-sponsored industry program” means a program for the vocational training or employment of offenders which does not include a contract of employment with a private employer.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2391; A 2007, 68; 2013, 1806)

RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS

      NRS 209.4827  Centers to house offenders.  The Director may:

      1.  With the approval of the Board, establish centers to house offenders within a community so they may work to earn wages with which to make restitution to the victims of their crimes.

      2.  If space is available, assign to the center:

      (a) An offender participating in a work or educational release program.

      (b) An offender who has been paroled if such a request is made by the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 615; A 1983, 385; 1993, 1521; 2001, 2588)

      NRS 209.4829  Assignment of offender to center.  The Director may assign an offender to a center for the purpose of making restitution only if:

      1.  The offender requests the assignment;

      2.  The Director determines that the offender is suitable for the assignment;

      3.  The court set an amount of restitution pursuant to NRS 176.033; and

      4.  The offender makes an assignment to the Department of his or her wages earned while at the center.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 615; A 1989, 678)

      NRS 209.4831  Deduction from wages of offender for living expenses.  The Director shall determine, with the approval of the Board, an amount to be deducted from the wages of each parolee or other offender assigned to a center to offset the cost of providing the offender with housing, transportation, meals and medical and dental services at the center.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 616; A 1983, 385; 1985, 591)

      NRS 209.4837  Agreement for assignment and distribution of wages of offender; schedule of restitution.  Once the Director determines that restitution voluntarily offered by the offender can be made, the Director shall attempt to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the offender which provides for an assignment to the Department of all wages which the offender earns:

      1.  To make restitution payments:

      (a) To the victims of any crime for which the offender is incarcerated and for which an amount of restitution was set pursuant to NRS 176.033; and

      (b) For expenses related to extradition in accordance with NRS 179.225;

      2.  To reimburse the Department in part for its costs in providing the offender housing, transportation, meals and medical and dental services at the center, if applicable; and

      3.  For the offender’s own account to the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund.

Ê The agreement must contain a schedule of restitution payments to be made to all victims of crimes for which the offender is incarcerated and for which an amount of restitution was set pursuant to NRS 176.033. The payments may be made subject to such terms as the Director considers advisable.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 616; A 1985, 591, 1898; 1989, 678, 1130; 1993, 936)

      NRS 209.4841  Distribution of earnings of offender.

      1.  The Director shall arrange for all earnings of an offender assigned to a center to be paid directly from the employer of the offender to the Department.

      2.  The Department shall:

      (a) From the wages of an offender who has been paroled:

             (1) Deduct the amount for housing, transportation, meals and medical and dental services determined under NRS 209.4831; and

             (2) Distribute any remainder to the offender.

      (b) From the wages of any other offender:

             (1) Deduct the amount for housing, transportation, meals and medical and dental services determined under NRS 209.4831;

             (2) Distribute any amount required by the schedule of restitution payments; and

             (3) Deposit any remainder to the offender’s account in the Prisoners’ Personal Property Fund,

Ê in that order or priority.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 617; A 1983, 385; 1985, 592; 1989, 1130)

      NRS 209.4843  Termination of payments of restitution.  Payments of restitution through the Department must terminate:

      1.  When the offender is released from prison, except that the payments may be continued as a condition of parole; or

      2.  When the victim has received the full amount set by the court pursuant to NRS 176.033,

Ê whichever occurs first.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 617; A 1985, 1898; 1989, 679; 1993, 149)

PROGRAMS OF REENTRY INTO COMMUNITY

      NRS 209.4871  Definitions.  As used in NRS 209.4871 to 209.4889, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 209.4873 to 209.488, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1160; A 2003, 2578)

      NRS 209.4873  “Correctional program” defined.  “Correctional program” means a program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community that is established by the Director pursuant to NRS 209.4887.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2573)

      NRS 209.4874  “Division” defined.  “Division” means the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1160)

      NRS 209.4877  “Judicial program” defined.  “Judicial program” means a program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community that is established in a judicial district pursuant to NRS 209.4883.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1160; A 2003, 2578)

      NRS 209.488  “Reentry court” defined.  “Reentry court” means the court in a judicial district that has established a judicial program.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1160; A 2003, 2578)

      NRS 209.4883  Judicial program: Establishment; assignment of offenders; supervision of offenders.

      1.  A judicial district may establish a judicial program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community pursuant to this section.

      2.  If a judicial district establishes a judicial program pursuant to this section, the reentry court shall:

      (a) Determine whether offenders who are referred by the Director pursuant to NRS 209.4886 should be assigned to the custody of the Division to participate in a judicial program.

      (b) Determine whether parolees who are referred by the Chair of the State Board of Parole Commissioners pursuant to NRS 213.625 should be ordered by the Board to participate in a judicial program as a condition of their parole.

      (c) Supervise offenders and parolees participating in the judicial program during their participation in the judicial program.

      3.  An offender may not be assigned to the custody of the Division to participate in a judicial program unless the reentry court grants prior approval of the assignment pursuant to this section.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 213.625, a parolee may not participate in a judicial program as a condition of his or her parole unless the reentry court grants prior approval for his or her participation pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1160; A 2003, 2578)

      NRS 209.4886  Participation in judicial program: Referral of offender to reentry court; powers and duties of Director; regulations; reimbursement of costs; effect of violation of terms and conditions; status of offender.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a judicial program has been established in the judicial district in which an offender was sentenced to imprisonment, the Director may, after consulting with the Division, refer the offender to the reentry court if:

      (a) The Director believes that the offender would participate successfully in and benefit from the judicial program;

      (b) The offender has demonstrated a willingness to:

             (1) Engage in employment or participate in vocational rehabilitation or job skills training; and

             (2) Meet any existing obligation for restitution to any victim of his or her crime; and

      (c) The offender is within 2 years of his or her probable release from prison, as determined by the Director.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, if the Director is notified by the reentry court pursuant to NRS 209.4883 that an offender should be assigned to the custody of the Division to participate in the judicial program, the Director shall assign the offender to the custody of the Division to participate in the judicial program for not longer than the remainder of the offender’s sentence.

      3.  The Director shall, by regulation, adopt standards setting forth which offenders are eligible to be assigned to the custody of the Division to participate in the judicial program pursuant to this section. The standards adopted by the Director must be approved by the Board and must provide that an offender who:

      (a) Has recently committed a serious infraction of the rules of an institution or facility of the Department;

      (b) Has not performed the duties assigned to the offender in a faithful and orderly manner;

      (c) Has, within the immediately preceding year, been convicted of any crime involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against a victim that is punishable as a felony;

      (d) Has ever been convicted of a sexual offense that is punishable as a felony; or

      (e) Has escaped or attempted to escape from any jail or correctional institution for adults,

Ê is not eligible for assignment to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section to participate in a judicial program.

      4.  The Director shall adopt regulations requiring offenders who are assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section to reimburse the reentry court, the Division and the Department for the cost of their participation in a judicial program, to the extent of their ability to pay.

      5.  The reentry court may return the offender to the custody of the Department at any time for any violation of the terms and conditions imposed by the reentry court.

      6.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section violates any of the terms or conditions imposed by the reentry court and is returned to the custody of the Department, the offender forfeits all or part of the credits for good behavior earned by the offender before the offender was returned to the custody of the Department, as determined by the Director. The Director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this subsection only after proof of the violation and notice is given to the offender. The Director may restore credits so forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper. The decision of the Director regarding such a forfeiture is final.

      7.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

      (a) A continuation of the offender’s imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

      (b) For the purposes of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the Department,

Ê except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the Department.

      8.  An offender does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment. It is not intended that the establishment or operation of a judicial program creates any right or interest in liberty or property or establishes a basis for any cause of action against the State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1161; A 2003, 2579; 2007, 3178)

      NRS 209.4887  Correctional program: Establishment; assignment of offenders; restitution.

      1.  The Director may establish a correctional program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community pursuant to this section.

      2.  If the Director establishes a correctional program pursuant to this section, the Director shall:

      (a) Determine whether offenders in the custody of the Department are suitable to participate in a correctional program.

      (b) Determine whether parolees who are referred by the Chair of the State Board of Parole Commissioners pursuant to NRS 213.632 are suitable to participate in a correctional program as a condition of their parole.

      (c) Request that the Chair of the State Board of Parole Commissioners assign to a correctional program offenders and parolees determined by the Director to be suitable to participate in a correctional program, under the terms and conditions agreed upon by the Director and the Chair, including, if appropriate, supervision of the offenders and parolees by the Division during their participation in the correctional program.

      3.  An offender or parolee may not be assigned to the custody of the Division to participate in a correctional program unless the Director grants prior approval of the assignment pursuant to this section.

      4.  The Division may receive and distribute restitution paid by an offender assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2573; A 2013, 193)

      NRS 209.4888  Participation in correctional program: Suitability of offender; powers and duties of Director; regulations; reimbursement of costs; effect of violation of terms and conditions; status of offender.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a correctional program has been established by the Director in the county in which an offender was sentenced to imprisonment, the Director may, after consulting with the Division, determine that an offender is suitable to participate in the correctional program if:

      (a) The Director believes that the offender would participate successfully in and benefit from the correctional program;

      (b) The offender has demonstrated a willingness to:

             (1) Engage in employment or participate in vocational rehabilitation or job skills training; and

             (2) Meet any existing obligation for restitution to any victim of his or her crime; and

      (c) The offender is within 2 years of his or her probable release from prison, as determined by the Director.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, if the Director determines that an offender is suitable to participate in the correctional program, the Director shall request that the Chair of the State Board of Parole Commissioners assign the offender to the custody of the Division to participate in the correctional program. The Chair may assign the offender to the custody of the Division to participate in the correctional program for not longer than the remainder of the offender’s sentence.

      3.  The Director shall, by regulation, adopt standards setting forth which offenders are suitable to participate in the correctional program pursuant to this section. The standards adopted by the Director must be approved by the Board and must provide that an offender who:

      (a) Has recently committed a serious infraction of the rules of an institution or facility of the Department;

      (b) Has not performed the duties assigned to the offender in a faithful and orderly manner;

      (c) Has, within the immediately preceding year, been convicted of any crime involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against a victim that is punishable as a felony;

      (d) Has ever been convicted of a sexual offense that is punishable as a felony; or

      (e) Has escaped or attempted to escape from any jail or correctional institution for adults,

Ê is not eligible for assignment to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section to participate in a correctional program.

      4.  The Director shall adopt regulations requiring offenders who are assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section to reimburse the Division and the Department for the cost of their participation in a correctional program, to the extent of their ability to pay.

      5.  The Director may return the offender to the custody of the Department at any time for any violation of the terms and conditions agreed upon by the Director and the Chair.

      6.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section violates any of the terms or conditions agreed upon by the Director and the Chair and is returned to the custody of the Department, the offender forfeits all or part of the credits for good behavior earned by the offender before the offender was returned to the custody of the Department, as determined by the Director. The Director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this subsection only after proof of the violation and notice is given to the offender. The Director may restore credits so forfeited for such reasons as the Director considers proper. The decision of the Director regarding such a forfeiture is final.

      7.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

      (a) A continuation of the offender’s imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

      (b) For the purposes of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the Department,

Ê except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the Department.

      8.  An offender does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment. It is not intended that the establishment or operation of a correctional program creates any right or interest in liberty or property or establishes a basis for any cause of action against the State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2574; A 2007, 3180)

      NRS 209.4889  Powers and duties of Director: Contracting for certain services for offenders or parolees in correctional or judicial program; providing referrals and information regarding services; applying for and accepting gifts and grants.

      1.  The Director may, after consulting with the Division, enter into one or more contracts with one or more public or private entities to provide any of the following services, as necessary and appropriate, to offenders or parolees participating in a correctional or judicial program:

      (a) Transitional housing;

      (b) Treatment pertaining to substance abuse or mental health;

      (c) Training in life skills;

      (d) Vocational rehabilitation and job skills training; and

      (e) Any other services required by offenders or parolees who are participating in a correctional or judicial program.

      2.  The Director shall, as necessary and appropriate, provide referrals and information regarding:

      (a) Any of the services provided pursuant to subsection 1;

      (b) Access and availability of any appropriate self-help groups;

      (c) Social services for families and children; and

      (d) Permanent housing.

      3.  The Director may apply for and accept any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money to carry out the provisions of this section. Money received pursuant to this subsection may be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Account for Reentry Programs in the State General Fund created by NRS 480.810.

      4.  As used in this section, “training in life skills” includes, without limitation, training in the areas of:

      (a) Parenting;

      (b) Improving human relationships;

      (c) Preventing domestic violence;

      (d) Maintaining emotional and physical health;

      (e) Preventing abuse of alcohol and drugs;

      (f) Preparing for and obtaining employment; and

      (g) Budgeting, consumerism and personal finances.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1162; A 2003, 2580; 2009, 2593)

RELEASE OR ESCAPE OF OFFENDER

      NRS 209.492  Status while participating in work or educational release program or other assignment.  Any offender participating in work or educational release programs or in any other classification assignment under the provisions of this chapter, other than parole:

      1.  Continues to be in the legal custody of the Director during the offender’s absence from an institution.

      2.  Is considered within the confines of the institution for these purposes, and is subject to all provisions of law pertaining to his or her confinement, regardless of the location of his or her assignment.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 853)

      NRS 209.501  Temporary furloughs.

      1.  The Director may grant temporary furloughs consistent with classification evaluations and requirements:

      (a) To permit offenders to:

             (1) Be interviewed by prospective employers;

             (2) Respond to family emergencies; or

             (3) Participate in other approved activities.

      (b) For such other purposes as may be deemed appropriate by the Director with the approval of the Board.

      2.  Furloughs:

      (a) Are limited to the confines of the State.

      (b) Must not be granted to offenders:

             (1) Sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

             (2) Imprisoned for violations of chapter 201 of NRS who have not been certified by the designated board as eligible for parole.

      (c) Must not be granted to an offender who is imprisoned for committing a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018, unless the Director makes a finding that the offender is not likely to pose a threat to the victim of the battery.

      3.  The Director shall notify appropriate law enforcement authorities in the affected county or city to anticipate the arrival of the offender within their jurisdiction and inform them of the date and time of the offender’s arrival, the reason the furlough was granted, the time when the furlough expires and any other pertinent information which the Director deems appropriate.

      4.  The Director with the approval of the Board shall adopt regulations for administering the provisions of this section and governing the conduct of offenders granted a furlough.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 853; A 1997, 1816)

      NRS 209.511  Duties of Director when offender released from prison. [Effective through December 31, 2013.]

      1.  When an offender is released from prison by expiration of his or her term of sentence, by pardon or by parole, the Director:

      (a) May furnish the offender with a sum of money not to exceed $100, the amount to be based upon the offender’s economic need as determined by the Director;

      (b) Shall give the offender notice of the provisions of chapter 179C of NRS and NRS 202.357 and 202.360;

      (c) Shall require the offender to sign an acknowledgment of the notice required in paragraph (b);

      (d) Shall give the offender notice of the provisions of NRS 179.245 and the provisions of NRS 213.090, 213.155 or 213.157, as applicable;

      (e) Shall provide the offender with information relating to obtaining employment, including, without limitation, any programs which may provide bonding for an offender entering the workplace and any organizations which may provide employment or bonding assistance to such a person;

      (f) Shall provide the offender with information and reasonable assistance relating to acquiring a valid driver’s license or identification card to enable the offender to obtain employment, if the offender:

             (1) Requests such information and assistance; and

             (2) Is eligible to acquire a valid driver’s license or identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles;

      (g) May provide the offender with clothing suitable for reentering society;

      (h) May provide the offender with the cost of transportation to his or her place of residence anywhere within the continental United States, or to the place of his or her conviction;

      (i) May, but is not required to, release the offender to a facility for transitional living for released offenders that is licensed pursuant to chapter 449 of NRS; and

      (j) Shall require the offender to submit to at least one test for exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus.

      2.  The costs authorized in paragraphs (a), (g), (h) and (j) of subsection 1 must be paid out of the appropriate account within the State General Fund for the use of the Department as other claims against the State are paid to the extent that the costs have not been paid in accordance with subsection 5 of NRS 209.221 and NRS 209.246.

      3.  As used in this section, “facility for transitional living for released offenders” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 449.0055.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 853; A 1979, 921; 1983, 725; 1987, 1474; 1991, 72; 1993, 7; 1995, 365; 2001, 1695; 2005, 267, 2357; 2011, 2602)

      NRS 209.511  Duties of Director when offender released from prison. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

      1.  When an offender is released from prison by expiration of his or her term of sentence, by pardon or by parole, the Director:

      (a) May furnish the offender with a sum of money not to exceed $100, the amount to be based upon the offender’s economic need as determined by the Director;

      (b) Shall give the offender notice of the provisions of chapter 179C of NRS and NRS 202.357 and 202.360;

      (c) Shall require the offender to sign an acknowledgment of the notice required in paragraph (b);

      (d) Shall give the offender notice of the provisions of NRS 179.245 and the provisions of NRS 213.090, 213.155 or 213.157, as applicable;

      (e) Shall provide the offender with information relating to obtaining employment, including, without limitation, any programs which may provide bonding for an offender entering the workplace and any organizations which may provide employment or bonding assistance to such a person;

      (f) Shall provide the offender with a photo identification card issued by the Department and information and reasonable assistance relating to acquiring a valid driver’s license or identification card to enable the offender to obtain employment, if the offender:

             (1) Requests a photo identification card; or

             (2) Requests such information and assistance and is eligible to acquire a valid driver’s license or identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles;

      (g) May provide the offender with clothing suitable for reentering society;

      (h) May provide the offender with the cost of transportation to his or her place of residence anywhere within the continental United States, or to the place of his or her conviction;

      (i) May, but is not required to, release the offender to a facility for transitional living for released offenders that is licensed pursuant to chapter 449 of NRS; and

      (j) Shall require the offender to submit to at least one test for exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus.

      2.  The costs authorized in paragraphs (a), (f), (g), (h) and (j) of subsection 1 must be paid out of the appropriate account within the State General Fund for the use of the Department as other claims against the State are paid to the extent that the costs have not been paid in accordance with subsection 5 of NRS 209.221 and NRS 209.246.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Facility for transitional living for released offenders” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 449.0055.

      (b) “Photo identification card” means a document which includes the name, date of birth and a color picture of the offender.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 853; A 1979, 921; 1983, 725; 1987, 1474; 1991, 72; 1993, 7; 1995, 365; 2001, 1695; 2005, 267, 2357; 2011, 2602; 2013, 1259, effective January 1, 2014)

      NRS 209.517  Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles when certain offenders have completed period of imprisonment or are placed on residential confinement.  The Director shall notify the Department of Motor Vehicles when an offender who has had his or her license, permit or privilege to drive revoked pursuant to NRS 483.460 has completed a period of imprisonment or is placed on residential confinement. The notification process must conform to the guidelines provided in regulation by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to NRS 483.460.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2051; A 2009, 1861)

      NRS 209.521  Notification of victim of escape or release of offender.

      1.  If a victim of an offender provides his or her current address to the Director and makes a written request for notification of the offender’s release or escape, the Director shall notify the victim if the offender:

      (a) Will be released into the community for the purpose of employment, training or education, or for any other purpose for which release is authorized; or

      (b) Has escaped from the custody of the Department.

      2.  An offender must not be temporarily released into the community for any purpose unless notification of the release has been given to every victim of the offender who has requested notification and has provided his or her current address.

      3.  The Director may not be held responsible for any injury proximately caused by the Director’s failure to give any notice required pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 if no address was provided to the Director or the address provided is inaccurate or not current.

      4.  All personal information, including, but not limited to, a current or former address, which pertains to a victim and which is received by the Director pursuant to this section is confidential.

      5.  As used in this section, “victim” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 213.005.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 2098; A 1997, 3244; 2001 Special Session, 197)