From sleeping conditions, constant contact and low airflow inside, COVID-19 is a death sentence for our family members in custody. This state’s constant dependence of punitive measures to right wrongs will unfortunately cost lives of our people, our people who were not handed a death sentence in court.
Immediately down-sizing Nevada’s prison and county lock-up facility populations is the trail to travel.
People with compromised medical conditions, approaching release or clemency and those under 90-days until release could be released from institutions immediately with conditional release supervision. In our County custody institutions, the release of all misdemeanor holds, innocent people awaiting trial and the lowering of bail hearing amounts are immediate steps to be taken to accelerate the de-carceration of the jails and prisons.