February 11, 2021

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with Nevada to resolves the department’s findings that the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) violated the ADA by segregating inmates with HIV and denying inmates with disabilities classification and placement at lower-custody levels and facilities where they can reintegrate back into the community.  Among the terms of the agreement, Nevada will amend its policies, practices, and procedures; train NDOC staff and inmates on HIV and disability discrimination; designate statewide and facility-specific ADA Coordinators; and implement an ADA grievance procedure.  To read the full press release about the agreement, please click here.

For more information on the ADA or this settlement, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).

Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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