prisons

Government
8:13 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Nebraska officials look to reduce prison crowding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's top office-holders are looking at ways to reduce crowding in the state prison system.

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Government
12:10 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Official: Heineman wasn't told of prisons program

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of Nebraska's prison system says Gov. Dave Heineman wasn't told about a temporary inmate placement program facing scrutiny from lawmakers.

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Government
10:07 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Prisons panel votes to subpoena Nebraska governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee investigating Nebraska's prison problems has voted unanimously to subpoena Gov. Dave Heineman to testify in a hearing later this month.

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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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