Despite LB 285 of 2009, Rape Reaches Historic High Levels in Nebraska

Rape in Lincoln is at its highest level in 25 years, and rape in Nebraska is on the rise in spite of the state’s harsh sex-offender law enacted in 2009.If the law — LB 285 of 2009 — worked as it was advertised, we would not have this tragic and growing list of victims.LB 285 […]

Former corrections attorney says she purposely dropped bombshell

Sharon Lindgren (AP)By Deena Winter | From Watchdog.orgLINCOLN, Neb. — Sharon Lindgren knew exactly what she was doing when she dropped a bombshell into her testimony during a legislative hearing on prison scandals in September.Why, Lindgren was asked, did she think the state Department of Correctional Services failed to heed a 2013 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling, State vs. Castillas, on how […]

Former Sen. Lathrop Calls for Federal Investigation Into Corrections Case

By Deena Winter | From Watchdog.orgLINCOLN, Neb. — Former state Sen. Steve Lathrop is calling for a federal investigation into allegations former Attorney General Jon Bruning’s office advised the state corrections department not to heed a 2009 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling that the state could not order sex offenders to be supervised for life but must […]

Documents Support Allegations That Bruning’s AG Office Told Corrections Staff to Disregard Supreme Court Rulings

Jon BruningThe office of former Nebraska Atty. Gen. Jon Bruning, architect of Nebraska’s current draconian sex-offender law, told the state Department of Corrections to effectively disregard state Supreme Court rulings on sex offenders.That’s according to a report today by Nebraska Watchdog.Last September, Bruning denied allegations that his office told corrections officials to pay no heed […]