NLV City Council to Consider Moving Inmates | News
NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas City Council will consider moving inmates currently housed in the North Las Vegas Jail to the City of Las Vegas Jail.
The proposed agreement will put North Las Vegas male inmates in an unused portion of the Las Vegas Jail. North Las Vegas staff will be moved to supervise the inmates.
North Las Vegas expects to save about $11 million a year by closing their jail. The agreement will also allow the city to re-open the jail if they need to.
The Las Vegas Jail can house 1,050 inmates, but they have averaged about 700 inmates over the last three years. As a result, the jail has one available unit capable of holding up to 240 inmates.
The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed agreement at their June 20 meeting. The North Las Vegas City Council will vote on the measure next week.