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Archive - Jan 13, 2014

Governor and AG propose 'earned time' law

January 13, 2014

LINCOLN - - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman and Attorney General Jon Bruning announced new legislation requiring inmates convicted of the most violent crimes in our state to earn a reduction in a prison sentence rather than receive it automatically. Instead of "good time" credit, Gov. Heineman and Attorney General Bruning are offering the idea of "earned time" credit.