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The State of Nebraska's Prison System: Probing the Headlines   

You have probably read headlines proclaiming: “$270 million prison proposal runs into tough questions;” and “Prosecutors oppose some sentencing reforms,” or “State penitentiary to resume normal operations for first time in three years.” But what is the full story behind the headlines? Gain a better understanding of the operation and impact of the correctional system in our state. From the various perspectives of individuals affected by the system, including legislators, facility administrators, individuals who have been incarcerated and their families, and program providers, you will have a chance to dig deeper into how Nebraska found itself in the current situation of correctional services. Speakers will share their personal and professional insights about what happens behind prison walls and when felons return to the community. Join us to hear the stories behind the headlines.