Inmate furlough legislation likely to be considered

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am

With Nebraska’s legislative session set to begin, the City of Omaha is searching for senators to sponsor a bill to limit furlough privileges and “good time” sentencing for violent criminals.

Mayor Jim Suttle and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer endorsed such a proposal Tuesday, and the mayor said he’s received support from Omaha senators. State Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha stood next to the mayor at Tuesday’s press conference.

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