CARSON CITY — The Nevada Assembly on Friday unanimously passed legislation that would put in place a Juvenile Justice Bill of Rights for youthful offenders.
Assembly Bill 180 would make law practices that juvenile detention facilities typically follow as a matter of policy and practice.
Examples include access to medical care, adequate food, an attorney. The bill also says offenders cannot be punished by being deprived of food, a daily shower or exercise.
Another right in the legislation is regular access to parents or a guardian. The bill now goes to the Senate.
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