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Nebraska Prison Population Booms

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Nebraska Prison Population Booms

Nebraska’s prison population is more than 150% of capacity. Omaha State Senator Brad Ashford says lawmakers need to take a look at mandatory minimum sentences for some violations and find alternatives besides prison time. 

Ashford says violent or gun related offenses would not be impacted by a change in the mandatory minimum sentences already on the book. He says options do include treatment facilities and programs for those with drug and alcohol offenses.

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