prisons

Government
8:52 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Nebraska felon loses court bid but remains free

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska felon who had been released early has lost a court fight to avoid being returned to prison, but he will remain free because he's been granted parole.

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Government
1:18 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Lawmakers will look at new prison sentencing issue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee will investigate Nebraska's newest prison sentencing problems, which took place while officials were rounding up inmates who were released too early.

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Government
11:05 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Psychiatrist: Nebraska failed to treat inmate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A psychiatrist says he doesn't know why a mentally ill prisoner was released from custody, giving him the chance to kill four people in Omaha.

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Government
11:43 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Report: Crowding not a factor in prisons scandal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys who investigated Nebraska's prison-sentence miscalculations say there's no evidence that employees disregarded a Supreme Court decision in an effort to reduce overcrowding.

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Government
11:18 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Senators push for answers in Nebraska prison probe

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are pushing for answers in their investigation of miscalculated prison sentences that allowed the early release of hundreds of inmates.

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Government
3:51 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Prisons panel asks judge to order staff testimony

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee investigating Nebraska's prison sentencing miscalculations has asked a judge to order testimony from five people who asserted their right to remain silent.

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Government
2:01 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Former corrections director: 'It was time to go'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former director of Nebraska's corrections department told legislators investigating problems in the prison system that he resigned last fall because he had become controversial and "it was time to go."

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Government
1:54 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

State launching criminal investigation into miscalculated sentences

The Nebraska State Patrol will do a criminal investigation in to sentencing miscalculations in the Department of Correctional Services.

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Government
8:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Nebraska prisons department suspends workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska prisons department has suspended some department workers who are facing discipline in the inmate sentencing scandal.

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Government
10:21 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Nebraska senators to seek more prison oversight

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking at ways to increase oversight of the state's troubled prison system, including creation of an independent watchdog position or by having the department answer to the Legislature.

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