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.

 

 

Stock Market

  • ^IXIC
    4765.38
    +16.983 (+0.36%)
    NASDAQ Composite

    NASDAQ Composite

    Last trade: 4765.38
    Trade time: 5:15pm
    Change: +16.983 (+0.36%)
  • ^GSPC
    2070.65
    +9.42 (+0.46%)
    S&P 500

    S&P 500

    Last trade: 2070.65
    Trade time: 4:39pm
    Change: +9.42 (+0.46%)
  • DIA
    177.65
    +0.25 (+0.14%)
    SPDR Dow Jones In

    SPDR Dow Jones In

    Last trade: 177.65
    Trade time: 4:00pm
    Change: +0.25 (+0.14%)


Please set your location:

Central Nebraska

Grand Island/Kearney/Hastings

West Central Nebraska

Holdrege/Lexington/Kearney

South Western Nebraska

McCook/Imperial

Reset to all

Would you like to remember this location for future visits?

Yes    No

Don't ask me again