Nebraska prison crowding, reforms on agenda
"We build more prisons and fill the prisons. That's the old way. We have to move to a smarter way of dealing with criminal offenders," Brad Ashford says.
Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — All Nebraska prison inmates convicted of violent crimes and major felonies would be supervised on release under legislation designed to reduce repeat crimes and relieve prison overcrowding.
Currently, about one-third of inmates “jam” out of prison without any parole supervision or oversight. That was the case with Nikko Jenkins, who stands accused of four killings in the Omaha area shortly after he completed his prison sentence July 30.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014 12:00 am.