Hassebrook Releases Prison Plan

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Updated: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:02:54 CST

Nebraska's overcrowded prisons will be an issue in the November election for Governor. Today, Democratic nominee Chuck Hassebrook released his plans to address the problem.

Nebraska's prison system is currently operating at nearly 60 percent over capacity. Hassebrook said that the failures of recent years would not have happened under his watch.

The Democrat added that if elected he would finalize regulations to take every day of automatically granted good time away from prisoners who repeatedly break prison rules, attack guards or assault other prisoners.

His plan would also expand job training and mental health treatment for inmates. Hassebrook wants to provide supervision and job assistance to every inmate after being released.

He will face off against Republican nominee Pete Ricketts on November 4th.