Over 100 bills that impact mass incarceration were introduced during the 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature. Bills that criminalize Nevadans overshadowed “smart on crime” alternatives nearly two to one.
The ACLU of Nevada created a report that gives a snapshot of these bills. Our Mass Incarceration Report serves as an illustration of our current political climate which favors the “tough on crime” philosophy that, despite mounting evidence to the contrary, values loss of liberty over proven alternatives to incarceration that keep our communities safe.
The report outlines which bills have been signed by the Governor and which bills failed. You can click any bill number within the report to get more information from the Nevada Legislature's website.