Nevada to Establish Mental Health Unit in Carson City

The Nevada Department of Corrections is working to ensure that prison inmates living with mental illness receive the treatment they require. On Nov. 15, department director James Dzurenda stressed to members of the Nevada Board of State Prison Commissioners that several changes would soon take place in the management of mentally ill inmates. These changes are intended to improve and tailor the treatment of Nevada’s mentally ill inmate population, reduce violence in the state’s prisons and increase safety for all prison staff and inmates.

Unkosher: A Lie That's Costing Prisons Millions

By Torrey Sims
While the freedom of religion stretches behind prison walls, some inmates are taking advantage of the system.