Legislature OK’s another special committee to investigate state prisons

Maybe the third time’s the charm?


From the Omaha World-Herald:

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature will continue its extra scrutiny of the state’s corrections system.

On a 28-11 vote Thursday, lawmakers approved formation of the Nebraska Justice System Special Oversight Committee.

It is the third special committee formed by the Legislature since 2014 to look into chronic problems within the state prison system, which includes overcrowded prisons and inability to retain staff.

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