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Prison News | Nebraska

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Nebraska. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

No recent news for Nebraska in this category.

Gangs in Prison

Health & Medical Treatment

No recent news for Nebraska in this category.

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

  • Inmate Imprisoned for Assault, Weapons Counts on the Run
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The hunt is on for an inmate who walked away from a low-level corrections center where he was serving up to 10 years for weapons and assault counts — including assault on a police officer...[more]

  • Furlough program released violent inmates early
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison system freed 162 inmates convicted of violent crimes under an early release furlough program that was approved without public hearings, a prominent state senator revealed Wednesday....[more]

  • Official: Heineman wasn't told of prisons program
    Corrections Director Mike Kenney also defended the temporary placement program in a letter to the legislative committee that's investigating Nebraska's prison problems, saying he alone created it while state officials rounded up hundreds of inmates who were released too early because their sentences were miscalculated....[more]

  • Lawmakers will look at new prison sentencing issue
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee will investigate Nebraska's newest prison sentencing problems, which took place while officials were rounding up inmates who were released too early.......[more]

  • Neb. lawmakers pass prison reform changes
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure to address prison overcrowding in Nebraska has been passed by the Legislature....[more]

Prison Conditions & Corruption

  • Settlement reached over troubled Nebraska jail
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - A settlement has been reached between Lincoln County and contractors over the botched construction of a jail that opened in 2011.

    According to the agreement, the county will keep about $273,000 it still owed Roche Constructors, general contractor for the project....[more]

Prison Life & Culture

No recent news for Nebraska in this category.

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

Suicides in Prison

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

  • Former staffer shoots herself at Nebraska prison
    YORK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating why a former staffer at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women walked into the state prison with a rifle and demanded to be let inside before shooting and injuring herself....[more]



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