LIFETIME SUPERVISION OF SEX OFFENDERS AND THE IMPACTS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY — DIVISION OF PAROLE & PROBATION
Lifetime Supervision (LS) is a special sentence which is required to be included for specific sex crimes per NRS 176.0931. This sentence begins following any term of probation, parole or release from custody.
Special conditions for LS offenders are set by the Parole Board and these individuals are supervised by the Division of Parole and Probation.
The Division currently supervises over 665 LS offenders. The number of offenders receiving LS sentences and which are supervised by the Division continues to increase, with the Division noting a 47% increase in this caseload over the past 3 years.
With the increase in LS offenders more and more of our officer resources are devoted to the Sex Offender Unit for supervision of this higher risk offender caseload (Sex Offender Unit officers have a mandated caseload size of 45 offenders to 1 officer).
Compliant offenders may apply for release from LS after serving 10 years from the date of their last conviction. Non compliant offenders and those who continue to commit crimes will remain on LS indefinitely.