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Gov. Ricketts Comments on Prisons Lawsuit

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had filed a lawsuit against the state’s prison system.


“Over the past few years, all three branches of state government have made justice reinvestment and Corrections reform a top priority.  Together, we have invested millions of taxpayer dollars to protect public safety and expand state prisons.  This litigation from the ACLU threatens public safety by seeking the early release of dangerous criminals and could endanger our Corrections officers by further limiting the tools they have to manage the inmate population.”