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Prisons cracking down on visitation to stem COVID-19 while ignoring unvaccinated staff, critics say

Families and prisoner advocacy groups are questioning Nevada Department of Corrections’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts they say places the burden of preventing outbreaks on inmates and those visiting rather than on corrections staff, which have struggled to boost vaccination rates. In order to control COVID-19 spreading within Ely State Prison following...
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City of Reno cracking down on whips, moves forward with public ban

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Reno city council members voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a ban on whips in public places, saying the whips can scare and intimidate people and strain police resources. The proposed ordinance would make it a misdemeanor to "use, carry or...
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Reno council unanimously advances whip ban

The Reno City Council today unanimously voted to proceed with an ordinance banning whips on city property. Council members heard from public commenters and Reno police about the rise of whip cracking in recent years downtown and near the Truckee River. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said one whip cracker caused...
RENO, NV
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Strict deadlines for deciding on freedom are latest big change in Nevada’s bail landscape

At a hearing this spring, activist Jagada Chambers described jail as “a dungeon” where every moment is trauma-filled. It’s why he and others pushed lawmakers to put a strict cap on how long courts have to give a defendant an initial bail hearing that could mean the difference between spending a few hours in jail, or several days, without being convicted of a crime.
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