Heineman proposal to toughen good-time law meets with skepticism from lawmakers
Gov. Dave Heineman
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman's proposal to toughen the state's “good time” law ran into some bad times Wednesday before a legislative committee.
Members of the Judiciary Committee took turns expressing skepticism that requiring violent criminals to “earn” good-time reductions in their prison sentences was any better than the current law, which allows good time to be taken away for assault and other serious misbehavior.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:00 am.