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Surge in chronically ill inmates taxes Nevada prisons
By reviewjournal.com- Rachel Crosby
Published: 02/06/2019

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Corrections is seeing an alarming uptick in chronically ill prisoners, the agency told lawmakers on Tuesday.

The news came as Director James Dzurenda presented to the Assembly Judiciary Committee on the second day of the Nevada Legislature’s 80th session.

Chronically ill patients often require extended stays at outside hospitals, Dzurenda said. That means a surge in overtime for corrections officers who are tasked with accompanying patients.

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