Henry Ruggs has a bizarre new job while serving his prison sentence in Nevada

Fformer Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III works at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion in Carson City while serving a prison sentence of 3 to 10 years. He was subsequently sentenced on August 9, 2023 plead guilty to driving drunk at 155mph and crashing into a car, killing Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog. The crash occurred in November 2021. Prosecutors said Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was 0.16, twice the legal limit.

Ruggs is serving his sentence at the Stewart Conservation Camp in northern Nevada, a facility that houses the minimum number of prisoners and detainees the community can trust. Ruggs is classified as a “trusted member of the community,” according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. In that job, community organizers worked in government offices and earned $2.50 an hour.

Henry Ruggs began serving his sentence in High Desert State prison, northwest of Las Vegas, records show. The prison, the department’s largest, is a 45-minute drive northwest of Las Vegas. He was then moved to Stewart Conservation Camp last September.

Ruggs, who was originally charged with driving while intoxicated causing death, driving while intoxicated causing bodily harm, two counts of reckless driving causing death or serious bodily injury and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, accepted a settlement. guilty last May.

Ruggs will be eligible for parole in August 2026. He will be eligible for credit for time spent as part of his work program, the spokesperson said.

How can he be reintegrated into society? By working at the Governors Mansion

Trusted community prisoners “have a limited potential for misconduct and a low risk of escape when assigned to work in the community,” the department said. They receive assignments in the areas of buildings and grounds, parks and recreation, and the Governor’s Houseincluding cleaning, groundwork and helping with events.

About four inmates are assigned to the Governor’s Mansion, according to the department. “The Nevada Department of Corrections independently assigns offenders bona fide status as they qualify under the law. “The Governor’s Office and Governor’s Mansion are not involved in actual work assignments,” said Lombardo spokesperson Elizabeth Ray.

Henry Ruggs has hopes of returning as a regular after 2026, even if he can’t return to the NFL.

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