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Nevada prison to close due to staffing, safety, cost-cutting measures

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A state prison in northern Nevada will be closed as a safety, staffing and cost-cutting measure, and inmates and staff members will be reassigned to other facilities, the state’s prisons chief said Monday.

The closure of Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City will let administrators boost staffing at other facilities and cut overtime and department operational costs by about $14 million a year, said William Gittere, acting Nevada Department of Corrections director.

Gittere said no jobs will be lost and only prison employees who volunteer will be transferred outside the region. He termed the closure a “sustained temporary” measure.

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Warm Springs is a medium-security men’s facility built in 1961 with a current capacity of more than 500 inmates. Nearly all inmates will be moved in coming weeks to nearby Northern Nevada Correctional Center “without the loss of privileges or programming,” Gittere said, but some may be moved to other institutions.

“Distributing personnel to other institutions will allow for safer conditions for both staff and offenders,” he said.

Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City, Nevada, will close down, the state’s prisons chief said Monday.

Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City, Nevada, will close down, the state’s prisons chief said Monday.

The department has almost 10,000 inmates and about 2,850 employees at seven institutions, nine conservation camps and two transitional housing centers.

Gittere has headed the prisons system since last month, when former state prisons chief Charles Daniels resigned under pressure following reports of violence and chronic understaffing and the headline-grabbing escape of a convicted bombmaker from a medium-security prison outside Las Vegas.

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Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was serving life in prison for a fatal Las Vegas Strip casino parking structure explosion in 2007. His Sept. 23 escape went unreported for four days. He was arrested Sept. 28 in Las Vegas as he stood in line to board a bus to Tijuana, Mexico.

Gittere said in a statement that prison staff vacancies have averaged up to 52% at Warm Springs, Northern Nevada and Lovelock correctional centers, and uniformed staff have been averaging up to 35 hours of overtime per pay period.



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World Cup 2022: Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay FA and four players

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Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay’s football association and four players over their conduct at the end of their final World Cup group game against Ghana.

Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 but went out on goals scored, finishing third behind South Korea in Group H.

Uruguay’s players reacted furiously at full-time, confronting the referee and appearing to manhandle an assistant after they failed to award a penalty after a coming together between Darwin Nunez and Alidu Seidu.

Jose Maria Gimenez, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera and Diego Godin all face potential punishments for breaches of Fifa’s disciplinary code relating to offensive behaviour and misconduct.

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