Legislative battle likely over Nebraska prisoners' good time
Gov. Dave Heineman has changed course since he signed into law a measure granting extra good time to inmates who behave and attend rehab programs. On Monday he said the case of alleged killer Nikko Jenkins requires laws that make it harder for murderers and other violent inmates to get good time reductions in their prison sentences.
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 12:44 am, Thu Oct 9, 2014.
LINCOLN — Three years ago, Gov. Dave Heineman signed a law proposed by his own Corrections Department that granted extra good time to prison inmates who behaved and attended rehabilitation programs in prison.
The goal then was to save money by speeding the release of more inmates.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:44 am.