CARSON CITY —- State prison officials are investigating reports that a fundraiser at the Nevada State Prison featured scantily clad female band members and a motorcycle that was brought into the yard for inmate pictures.
Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Suzanne Pardee said the agency’s inspector general’s office is interviewing staff to find out what happened during the June 26 barbecue and fundraiser hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America. What the event was raising money for was unclear, and a message left Sunday at the Vietnam Veterans of America state headquarters was not returned.
A copy of the minutes from a Tuesday prison staff meeting referred to the barbecue as a “fiasco.” The minutes say the band members wore appropriate attire to enter the prison but later changed.
Nevada State Prison is a medium-security prison housing about 700 inmates.