9:31 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Juvenile sentencing bill heads to Branstad despite criticism

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has passed a bill this session that would allow Iowa courts to continue sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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1:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Report looks at costs, outcomes of incarcerating youth

A new report says Nebraska spends more than $126,000 a year to incarcerate a young person.

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8:18 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Lawmakers advance juvenile justice reform legislation

Lawmakers Wednesday advanced a bill aimed at overhauling Nebraska’s juvenile justice system.

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8:29 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Lawmakers debate sentencing guidelines for juveniles

Juveniles convicted of Class 1A felonies would no longer face a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole under a bill introduced by Senator Brad Ashford of Omaha, which the Legislature debated Monday.

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