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Nevada Eyes 50% Limit On Income Of Inmates For Restitution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials have directed the Department of Corrections to draft a new regulation that would set a 50% limit on the amount of funds the state can take from prisoners and use for victim restitution.

The board had decided in October to suspend a policy that allowed officials to take up to 80% of funds inmates received from their families or friends and repurpose it for victims.

The policy had been challenged by advocacy groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. ACLU of Nevada Policy Director Holly Welborn says a potential reduction to a 50% cap is still too much.