Major prison reform package advances

Major prison reform package advances

JoANNE YOUNG Lincoln Journal Star Updated 5 hrs ago

The Judiciary Committee on Tuesday sent a package of bills to the full Legislature that are aimed at providing relief from prison crowding and reentry into communities for inmates.

The main bill (LB841), introduced by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, would require the Department of Correctional Services to work with the Parole Board on policies and procedures to manage an overcrowding emergency, if one is declared or determined to exist. Read More.