State senator pitching plan to reform "Good Time" law

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By Jeniffer Berry


Updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:51:10 CST

A Nebraska state senator made a pitch Wednesday to reform the state's "Good Time" law.

Beau McCoy said he'll introduce the legislation in January in response to the Nikko Jenkins murder case.

Authorities believe Jenkins is responsible for four murders in Omaha that were committed shortly after he was released from prison under the "Good Time" provision of the state law.

One of McCoy's proposed changes includes getting rid of automatically granting good time to inmates. He said violent offenders should only have early releases based on good time earned.

McCoy said he also wants good time credits for violent offenders to be taken away for violations of law or prison rules and regulations.

The Nebraska Legislature reconvenes January 8th.