Nevada Correctional Institutions; Aid to Victims of Crime
Sec. § 209.396
Limitations on assignment of offender to industrial or vocational school; educational requirements for offender with developmental, learning or other disability.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, an offender who is illiterate may not be assigned to an industrial or a vocational program unless:

(a)

The offender is regularly attending and making satisfactory progress in a program for general education; or

(b)

The Director for good cause determines that the limitation on assignment should be waived under the circumstances with respect to a particular offender.

2.

An offender whose:

(a)

Native language is not English;

(b)

Ability to read and write in his or her native language is at or above the level of literacy designated by the Board in its regulations; and

(c)

Ability to read and write the English language is below the level of literacy designated by the Board in its regulations,
Ê may not be assigned to an industrial or a vocational program unless the offender is regularly attending and making satisfactory progress in a course which teaches English as a second language or the Director for good cause determines that the limitation on assignment should be waived under the circumstances with respect to a particular offender.

3.

Upon written documentation that an illiterate offender has a developmental, learning or other similar disability which affects his or her ability to learn, the Director may:

(a)

Adapt or create an educational program or guidelines for evaluating the educational progress of the offender to meet his or her particular needs; or

(b)

Exempt the offender from the required participation in an educational program prescribed by this section.

4.

The provisions of this section do not apply to an offender who presents satisfactory evidence that the offender has a:

(a)

High school diploma; or

(b)

General educational development certificate or an equivalent document.

5.

As used in this section, “illiterate” means having an ability to read and write that is below the level of literacy designated by the Board in its regulations.
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