Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nevada Passes Pilot Treatment Bill (AB 93)

The Nevada Legislature has passed a bill to divert selected nonviolent probation violators into treatment instead of high security prisons. AB 93, sponsored by Richard "Tick" Segerblom, was favored by the Progressive Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), Religious Alliance in Nevada (RAIN), League of Women Voters of Nevada, and Nevada ACLU. The conservative SAGE Commission also favored this legislation. Unfortunately, amendments to the bill reduced the number of participants from 400 to 50.