Goof Dashes Hopes for People About to be Released from Nebraska Prisons
Date:  10-28-2014

Miscalculations in good time credit surface for those in prison or already released
The following ia s a report from the Omaha World-Herald:

Miscalculated terms for parole violators bedevil Nebraska prison system

By Matt Wynn / World-Herald staff writer

At least 500 more Nebraska felons were set to be released from state custody too soon, in addition to hundreds released early due to previously discovered sentence miscalculations, prison officials disclosed Saturday afternoon. And that may be the tip of the iceberg; an additional 800 sentences will be reviewed in the coming weeks to see if they, too, have to be adjusted. It’s too soon to say if any additional former prisoners will have to be returned to state custody, prison spokesman James Foster said Saturday. But because the amount of time being added for the latest group is relatively small — a day to six months, so far — chances are slim.

“I don’t want to say that they couldn’t come back, but since we’re dealing with a lesser amount of time, it’s less likely,” Foster said Saturday. Read more