Salt Lake Tribune Shows Integrity, Courage in Corrections Reform Debate

The Salt Lake Tribune in Utah has a great op-ed piece pointing out that corrections reform advocates are (in typical cowardly fashion) paying no attention to the fact that it is stupid to fatten sex-offender websites and cram more non-dangerous people into our prisons. Points made about Utah apply to Nebraska as well, where theContinue reading “Salt Lake Tribune Shows Integrity, Courage in Corrections Reform Debate”

Lawmakers Have an Opportunity to Correct Errors and Weaknesses in Sex Offender Statutes

To the surprise of researchers, the State of Nebraska has written into its law an outdated and wrong opinion.The incorrect opinion is that all registered citizens are dangerous. University of Nebraska-Omaha researcher Ryan Spohn, Ph.D., in an interview with Nebraskans Unafraid, said “I was struck by what I saw as an opinion being codified intoContinue reading “Lawmakers Have an Opportunity to Correct Errors and Weaknesses in Sex Offender Statutes”

The Big Blind Spot in the Prison-Overcrowding Conversation

The prison-overcrowding issue continues in Nebraska. And public policy-makers continue to walk on tip-toe around one major issue: Needless incarcerations of former sex-offenders. We’ll connect the dots. DOT: The latest report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSGJC) says Nebraska’s prisons are bulging because, among other things, too many people are being returnedContinue reading “The Big Blind Spot in the Prison-Overcrowding Conversation”