Elected Official Welcome
Remodeling our Clark County jail is the most important issue I have faced in my entire life as an elected official. A modern jail facility is necessary for the safety of my family and all Clark County families, and the safety of the dedicated correctional employees who work in the jail. We need a jail that will serve our community well now and into the future. I’m hopeful we can have a great community conversation on both the construction and the operation of our correctional facility. Thank you.
The Correction Facility Advisory Commission is an important step in addressing the aging jail facility. The current jail was built at a time when correctional practices were focused solely on the confinement of inmates with little or no consideration given to alternative methods of incarceration or transitioning offenders back into the community. As we look to replace the jail facility, we have a tremendous opportunity to design a new jail that incorporates new jail designs, new technology, and modern approaches to correctional practices. We also have a unique opportunity to include our community partners who provide services and outreach to people who are at risk of reoffending due to drug and alcohol addiction, mental illness or other risk factors. I look forward to working with members of the commission as they begin to envision and scope a modern Clark County jail facility.