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State Senator Wants To Reform "Good Time" Law

State Senator Wants To Reform

McCoy tells Newsradio 1110 KFAB that "We cannot let four lives be lost in vain."   He made reference to four murders over a ten day period in Omaha in August.

Nikko Jenkins has been charged with the killings. He was released from prison under the good time provisions of state law shortly before the killings.

"We cannot allow even one more person to come into harms-way like this again," McCoy says. "The law must protect society from monsters like this."

McCoy says his legislation is currently being developed, but includes two key provisions: 

Early releases based on good time must be earned by violent offenders, not automatically granted.

Good time credits for violent offenders can be taken away for violations of law or prison rules and regulations.

McCoy says he also wants to examine the possibility of adding requirements by which a violent offender can earn good time. Those requirements could include, but not be limited to, no violent or potentially violent offenses or rules violations while incarcerated, and successfully complete any and all rehabilitation or training programs ordered by a judge or required by prison management.

The Legislature convenes January 8, 2014.

 

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