Texas group says Nebraska's wasting money on too many prisoners
State Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, who has introduced two prison reform bills this year, said he was encouraged the report supported his ideas.
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:22 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
LINCOLN — A group that helped craft prison reforms in Texas that saved millions of dollars says Nebraska should follow the lead of the Lone Star state.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation, in a 22-page report financed by the Omaha-based Platte Institute, said Nebraska is wasting money by imprisoning too many nonviolent criminals and should refocus funds on rehabilitating higher-risk offenders.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:22 pm.