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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man who was sentenced to death in Maryland but later exonerated by DNA evidence is urging Nebraska lawmakers to adopt statewide standards for the use of law enforcement photo lineups.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska is overusing solitary confinement on juveniles and warns that policies on how it is enforced vary widely throughout the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of an inmate accused of attacking a prison caseworker with the worker's own pepper spray — despite the prison's destruction of both the spray and surveillance video of the attack before trial.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska advocacy group has called on the state prison system to bulk up its inmate educational programs to better prepare inmates for jobs and prevent further crimes.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Johnson County Attorney say charges have been filed against five inmates in connection with a May riot at the prison in Tecumseh that left two inmates dead.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who investigated the state prison system last week say they saw so many problems that they may have to continue direct oversight of the department for years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections director is facing criticism for spending more than $54,000 on foreign-made lethal injection drugs in May that the state still hasn't received.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials say they're still working to comply with the recommendations of a report that evaluated what went wrong during a May riot that left two inmates dead.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former guard at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution accused of trying to smuggle drugs to inmates has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 74-year-old inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln has died.

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