Department Of Corrections Settles Civil Rights Lawsuit

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By Jack Bowe

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Updated: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:06:55 CST

Yet another black eye for the Nebraska Department of Corrections. State taxpayers will be shelling out almost 800,000 dollars to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by five former black prison guards.
 
The guards had alleged race-based harassment and retaliation at the State Penitentiary in Lincoln. The state did not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

The big settlement comes on the heels of a major scandal at the Corrections Department in which hundreds of inmates were released early through a misinterpretation of Good Time legislation.