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Lawmakers kill plan to move Parole into Department of Corrections

Lawmakers on Saturday rejected the governor’s plan to transfer Parole functions to the Department of Corrections. Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, said earlier that Corrections officials weren’t able to justify the move, “and it costs us money.” Rejecting the plan moves $17.25 million out of the recommended prison system budget and back to Public Safety, where the division has been combined with Probation for some 20 years. The proposed change was aimed at creating a more seamless process of moving inmates out of prison and back into society, Corrections Director Greg Cox said. There has been little communication in recent years …

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