Steve Sisolak on Crime
Help inmates ready to go straight
I am recommending we add new staff who will focus on supporting mental health and substance abuse programs and handling the increased caseload in the Parole and Probation division. This will be coupled with an increased investment in a pilot program
aimed at providing education and skills training for inmates. In the first year of this program, over 80 percent of the inmates enrolled graduated with either credits going towards a traditional college degree or a pre-apprenticeship experience.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Nevada legislature
, Jan 16, 2019
Ease cash bail requirements to reduce incarceration
Q: Criminal Justice: Ease cash bail requirements to reduce incarceration?
Adam Laxalt (R): Unknown.
Steve Sisolak (D): Yes, though for more minor offences.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
More prisons; more death penalty; more mandatory minimums
Sisolak supports the following principles regarding crime in Nevada.
Source: 1996 Nevada National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 1996
- Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
- Expand and promote "community policing" programs.
- Support "truth in
sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve their full sentences with no chance of parole.
- Expand the use of the death penalty for additional circumstances relating to murder.
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for non-violent
- Require mandatory life sentences for 3rd-time, violent felons.
- Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
- Increase state funds for programs which rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their
- Strengthen penalties & sentences associated with drug-related crimes.
- Limit the number of appeals allowed for inmates on death row.
- Strengthen victims'-rights laws to enable victims to recover more damages from offenders.
Page last updated: Mar 12, 2019