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Corrections officials say they have reduced number of inmates who have refused to provide DNA samples to 13 from 78

OWH 06/09/17 Nebraska prison officials say the number of inmates refusing to provide DNA samples has dropped to just 13 — as the State Corrections Department works to remedy missteps 20 years in the making. After a World-Herald investigation in April, department officials said 78 inmates had refused to comply with a 20-year-old state law […]

After initial stumbles, Trump orders overhaul of federal cybersecurity

Twenty-one days past its self-appointed deadline, the Trump administration Thursday ordered a cybersecurity overhaul that mandates broad reviews of the nation’s cyber vulnerabilities and gives the military greater responsibility for the safety of computer networks. President Donald Trump’s long-delayed executive order will force 190 federal agencies to ditch outdated computer systems and migrate toward one […]

National District Attorneys Association statement on charging and sentencing memo to federal prosecutors

National District Attorneys Association On Friday, May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors outlining updated charging and sentencing guidelines for the Department of Justice (DOJ). The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), representing America’s 2500 elected and appointed state and local prosecutors, stands with its federal counterparts in doing all that […]

Editorial: State law requires inmate DNA

OWH May 22, 2017 State prison officials are now on the way to following state law by requiring DNA swabs of convicted felons. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services no longer lets inmates refuse to provide the samples without suffering consequences — which was occurring before The World-Herald revealed the practice. View Full Report