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Sticker Shock Nevada

From March 23 to March 29, JPI, the ACLU of Nevada, and other organizations committed to justice reform will be highlighting the high cost of youth incarceration in Nevada. And we need your help!

Copy and share the following posts & images (inspired by our report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration)* on your social media profiles. Below, you'll also find Twitter info for many of Nevada's elected leaders.

Let's convince policymakers it's time for juvenile justice reform. Help spread the word about the high cost of youth incarceration in Nevada!


Twitter: NV taxpayers spend up to $130k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: It costs up to $130k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in NV. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: Talk about #StickerShock – Nevada taxpayers spend up to $130k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in NV is up to 6x more than a year at @UNLVnews. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in Nevada? Up to 6x more than the cost of attending UNLV for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in NV is up to 5x more than a year at @UNevadaReno. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in Nevada? Up to 5x more than the cost of attending UNR for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in NV can be almost 2x larger than avg family income. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: It costs up to $130k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in Nevada. The average Nevada family would have to work almost 2 years to earn that much. Can you say #StickerShock? JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in NV could feed a family for over a decade. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: It costs up to $130k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in Nevada. That money could feed the average American family for over a decade. Numbers like that give me #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: Schoolhouse… or jailhouse? How would you invest in Nevada’s youth? #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: Schoolhouse… or jailhouse? How would you rather invest in Nevada’s youth? #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth/yr in NV can be over 15x larger than per-pupil spending. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV

Facebook: How much does Nevada spend to incarcerate its youth? Up to 15x more than it spends on each K-12 student. #StickerShock. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockNV


Select Twitter Info for Nevada’s Elected Leaders

The following information was collected via publically available records for Nevada voters to contact their elected leaders. We hope you’ll encourage your representatives in government to recognize the enormous burdens – both financial and quality-of-life – imposed on our state and its citizens by our juvenile justice system, and we hope you’ll urge them to fight for reform.

In order to ensure that our message is received with compassion and understanding, please be sure to use this information respectfully and responsibly.

Name

Title

Twitter

Brian Sandoval

Governor

@GovSandoval

Mark Hutchison

Lt. Governor

@Hutch4Nevada

Adam Paul Laxalt

Attorney General

@NevadaAG

John Hambrick

Assembly Speaker; Vice Chair, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte; Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@Hambrick4Assemb

John Ellison

Assembly Speaker Pro Tem

@Ellison4Dist33

Paul Anderson

Assembly Maj Leader; Chair, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte

@Anderson4NV

Lynn Stewart

Vice Chair, Assembly Education Cmte

@LynnStewart4NV

Edgar Flores

Member, Assembly Education Cmte

@EdgarFloresNV

Amber Joiner

Member, Assembly Education Cmte; Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@Joiner4Nevada

James Oscarson

Chair, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte; Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte

@JamesOscarsonAD

John Moore

Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@Moore4Nevada

Ellen Spiegel

Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@EllenBSpiegel

Michele Fiore

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte

@VoteFiore

Victoria Seaman

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte

@VictoriaDSeaman

Jim Wheeler

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte

@Wheeler4Nevada

Eliot Anderson

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte; Member, Assembly Education Cmte

@EliotAndersoNV

Nelson Araujo

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte; Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@NelsonAraujoNV

Olivia Diaz

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte; Member, Assembly Education Cmte

@OliviaDiaz

Tyrone Thompson

Member, Assembly Judiciary Cmte; Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@Thompson4AD17

Derek Armstrong

Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte; Member, Assembly Education Cmte

@DerekNVAD21

Jill Dickman

Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte; Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@TheJillDickman

Pat Hickey

Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte; Member, Assembly Education Cmte

@PatHickeyNevada

Randy Kirner

Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte

@AsmKirner

Teresa Benitez-Thompson

Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte; Member, Assembly Health & Human Services Cmte

@Assemblywoman27

Mike Sprinkle

Member, Assembly Ways & Means Cmte; Member, Health & Human Services Cmte

@MikeSprinkle30

Joe Hardy

Senate President Pro Tem; Chair, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@ElectJoeHardy

Michael Roberson

Senate Maj Leader; Vice Chair, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@SenMRoberson

Ben Kieckhefer

Senate Asst Maj Leader; Chair, Senate Finance Cmte; Vice Chair, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@Ben_Keickhefer

Scott Hammond

Senate Majority Whip; Vice Chair, Senate Education Cmte; Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@Hammond4Nevada

Aaron Ford

Senate Min Leader; Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@AaronDFordNV

Debbie Smith

Senate Assistant Minority Leader; Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@SenDebbieSmith

Kelvin Atkinson

Senate Minority Whip

@KAtkinson702

Ruben Kihuen

Senate Minority Whip; Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@RubenKihuen

Mo Denis

Member, Senate Education Cmte

@MoDenisNV

Mark Lipparelli

Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Service Cmte

@NevadaML23

Joyce Woodhouse

Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Service Cmte

@JoyceWoodhouse

Becky Harris

Vice Chair, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Chair, Senate Education Cmte

@BeckyHarrisNV

Tick Segerblom

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@TSegerblom


*The transparent and consistent accounting of what it costs to incarcerate a young person in Nevada is controversial in this state, as it is around the country. Various juvenile justice initiatives in Nevada have had negotiations with the state to develop a consistent accounting for how much it costs to incarcerate a young person per day, and per year. To help advocates make the best case possible, JPI recommends using the FY 2016 cost of confinement for the most expensive option to confine a juvenile in the state, to affirm the statement, “it can cost taxpayers up to $356.44 a day, or $130,101 a year to incarcerate a young person.” The $130,000 helps focus the debate on one of the more distant facilities in Elko, and excludes a higher figure that was listed by the state that included one-time capital costs (something that isn’t included in per-diems in other states). For more details on how the cost of confinement differs by state, within states, and by confinement option, feel free to read the more detailed explanation of these issues in Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Pricetag for Youth Incarceration.

Since Nevada State Juvenile Services placed new facility construction costs in the per diem rates in FY 2014-15, the authors elected to use FY 2015-16 costs which do not include new facility construction costs. The Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC) is a 60-bed male youth facility located in Elko, Nevada, whose price per bed is projected to be $356.44 per day in FY16. Other confinement options in the state include the Caliente Youth Center (CYC), which consists of a 100-bed male facility and a 40-bed female facility located in Caliente, Nevada, whose projected price per bed per day is $172.04 a day in FY 16, and Red Rock Academy at Summit View (SV) is Nevada’s only maximum secure facility with a 96-bed capacity total with 50 of those beds contracted with the State of Nevada Juvenile Services, which has a projected price per bed of $326.28 in FY 2016. . Steve McBride, Deputy Administrator of Juvenile Services, Nevada State Juvenile Justice Programs Office, email message to author to the Justice Policy Institute, August 14, 2014.

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