|Money panel OKs out-of-state transfer of 200 Nevada inmates|
|By reviewjournal.com- Sandra Chereb|
CARSON CITY — A joint legislative subcommittee Thursday rejected a new proposal to double the number of inmates Nevada will send to out-of-state prisons because of a looming bed shortage.
The public safety subcommittee of the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance panels instead approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s initial request for $12.4 million to send 200 “high-risk” inmates out-of-state.
Department of Corrections officials say the move would ease overcrowding and allow it to complete deferred maintenance at Southern Desert Correction Center, which will mean temporary closure of 212 beds.
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