A.B. 267, 78th Reg. Sess. (Nev. 2015) (amending Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 176.025, 213.107 and enacting new sections in chs. 213 & 176.
Nevada passed legislation in 2015 eliminating life-without-parole sentences for juveniles. The act provides that going forward, juveniles may not be sentenced to life without parole: the maximum sentence available for juveniles is life with the possibility of parole. The act also provides retroactive parole eligibility rules for all juveniles, except those convicted of offense/s that resulted in the death of two or more victims. Juveniles convicted of nonhomicide offenses will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years, and those convicted of homicide offenses involving 1 victim will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years. The legislation requires courts when sentencing juveniles to “consider the differences between juvenile and adult offenders, including, without limitation, the diminished culpability of juveniles as compared to that of adults and the typical characteristics of youth.”