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February 27, 2013
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Parole rules change under Senate bill

The Nevada Senate Tuesday passed a bill authors say will eliminate unnecessary parole hearings and reduce the stress on victims of crime.

Sponsor Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, said the problem is that inmates with multiple, consecutive sentences get a parole hearing when they reach the minimum time on each charge.

He said, for example, if a prisoner has a 1-4 year sentence on one conviction followed by a 6-12 year consecutive sentence, he gets his first parole hearing after a year.

Parks said that doesn't make sense because, even if parole is granted on that first charge, the inmate …

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