Criminal proceedings underway in prison scandal


Nebraska is launching a criminal investigation into a prison sentencing scandal even though the Governor and attorney general says they don't believe any crimes have been committed. Governor

Dave Heineman said state workers are held to the same standards as every other Nebraska.  Hundreds of inmates were released too early after corrections employees miscalculated their sentences. Some employees have been suspended but officials won't say how many.  The announcement comes in response to revelations that Department of Correctional Services employees miscalculated the sentences for hundreds of inmates released before they should have been. The sentences were cut short even after they were advised of two Nebraska Supreme Court rulings that spelled out the proper way to determine a prison term.



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