Bill Would Allow Internet Access to Nevada Inmates

Bill also expands monitoring of inmate communications.

by / March 16, 2009

A Nevada bill would allow inmates to have and use Internet access under certain conditions. AB34 would allow inmates to access the Internet for "authorized lawful purposes" including:

  • Exchanging e-mail with authorized persons
  • Videoconference visitations
  • Videoconferenced hearings with the State Board of Parole Commissioners
  • Video arraignment
  • Telemedicine
  • Law library access
  • Online education programs
  • Purchase of certain items
  • File transfers

The bill also expands monitoring of inmate communication when using an electronic device.

 

Wayne Hanson Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government

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