Senators introduce criminal justice bills on first day of session

The Unicameral opened its 2018 session this week. Senators introduced bills beginning on Wednesday, including several pertaining to the state’s criminal justice system.

Lincoln Journal-Star reporter JoAnne Young has a rundown of some of the bills that were introduced on Wednesday. Bills deal with prison overcrowding, medical release of inmates, and rates for phone calls from county and city jails.

One bill, LB-689, would amend the Sex Offender Registration Act to bring it into compliance with a 2017 federal court ruling.

LB-689 specifies that juveniles adjudicated delinquent in Nebraska and other states are not subject to the states sex offender registry.

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