By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

One small step for prison reform in the face of new prison construction


Paul Fell

So, this is prison reform? At this point, it's something and we'll cling to every little bit of it while the Republican majority anticipates the building of a new prison, which will do little, if anything, to alleviate overcrowding

An omnibus bill sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne and signed into law by Governor Jim Pillen creates several programs intended to improve the state's criminal justice system, including a program to expand problem-solving courts, a pilot program to establish parole-violation residential housing and a probationer incentive program.

In the waning days of the most un...

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