Thanks to a correspondent for sending us this:
AB 93 was made law yesterday with Governor Sandoval’s signature. The law established a pilot program for selected nonviolent probation violators to enter treatment instead of high security prisons.
In the next two years there should be sufficient data to make this a larger program that could save the State of Nevada tens if not hundreds of millions in the long term–money that could be used for education and treatment.
AB 93 was favored by The League of Women Voters in Nevada, the Religious Alliance in Nevada (RAIN), the Progressive Alliance of Nevada (PLAN). The conservative SAGE Commission also called for a strong program to downsize prisons.