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December 18, 2012
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Commission backs study of prison staffing needs

A thorough study of prison staffing needs in the state was endorsed Monday by the Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners.

Director of Corrections Greg Cox said that study by the National Institute of Corrections will have to go much farther than just looking at how many correctional officers there are at each institution.

"Simply because you have more staff doesn't mean the prison is safer," he told the board consisting of the governor, secretary of state and attorney general.

He said experts will have to look at each institution in the state because each has its own needs and problems. …

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