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A federal judge Friday sided with two Nebraska inmates who sued for their right to marry while incarcerated.
The afternoon of the 2015 Mother's Day riot, Crystal Rempel, the yard supervisor at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, remembered calling over her radio for additional staff.
Even as some members of the Judiciary Committee said the bill does not go far enough, senators advanced a plan Wednesday meant to address crowding and other problems in the state's prisons.
It took a full day of budget discussion Tuesday, and the Legislature still wasn't able to advance its mainline $9.3 billion spending bill to final reading.
The state answered an ACLU of Nebraska legal request for class-action status of its lawsuit against Nebraska prisons this week, saying no plaintiffs in the complaint are typical in such a "sprawling class."
An 82-year-old man serving a life sentence for second-degree murder died at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution on Saturday evening.
A prison reform bill advanced Friday from the Judiciary Committee, with six measures gathered into one omnibus bill that would address such issues as cellphones in prisons, restrictive housing and intensive probation.