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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State and community leaders say the state needs to reduce disparities in the number of minorities in Iowa's criminal justice system, and they hope an upcoming summit will focus attention on the issue.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is planning to interview 300 employees as part of a "culture study" to make changes within the problem-plagued agency.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report investigating a deadly riot at a Nebraska prison says too many inmates were outside their cells at the time of the incident.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department is reviewing 2,000 prisoner sentences for accuracy after discovering that some inmates received credit they shouldn't have.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities say an inmate on death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, had died in custody.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state corrections director says a prison struck by a weekend riot will remain under lockdown until the threat of further disturbances has passed.

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution remains on lockdown, but inmates are now allowed to shower and use the phone.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to eliminate some of Nebraska's mandatory minimum prison sentences and habitual criminal punishments has advanced by the narrowest of margins.

State officials are promising to investigate a weekend prison revolt at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution that left two inmates dead.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Two inmates were found dead at a maximum security prison in Tecumseh after officers regained control of the facility.

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