Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Prison Reform Reports

A report released earlier this month by the Platte Institute for Economic Research highlights how Nebraska could ease prison crowding by reforming how and when it releases inmates and lifting the barriers that make it harder for them to find jobs.

Nebraska Mulls New Prison Construction & Alternatives

Consultants hired by the state of Nebraska to tackle the growing correctional overcrowding problem have delivered a new master plan that relies heavily on construction and expansion. Nebraska has been grappling with a steadily increasing prison population for several years. As of Jan. 31, the state’s correctional system housed nearly 5,000 inmates, more than 150 percent of its intended capacity.