Suttle pushes to rein in inmate furloughs; Chambers promises a fight
Mayor Jim Suttle, left, and State Sen. Ernie Chambers disagreed over the inmate furlough bill, with Chambers saying he feared that if it were enacted, the proposal likely lead to more prison overcrowding.
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 9:27 am, Fri Oct 10, 2014.
LINCOLN — Omaha's mayor and police chief told state senators Wednesday that Nebraska needs to stop giving furloughs and good time to prisoners convicted of gun offenses.
But they failed to persuade Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, who vowed to fight the furlough bill because it would likely lead to more prison overcrowding.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:27 am.