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Lawmakers Approve Funds To Plan New Prison


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Nebraska lawmakers have set the stage for a new, $230 million prison but stopped short of fully endorsing the idea. 

Lawmakers gave first-round approval to $14.9 million in state funding that would allow the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services to start designing and planning for a prison to house 1,512 inmates and relieve chronic overcrowding. 

The measure includes $18 million to add bed space for inmates who are elderly, have mental health issues and those with special needs. 

 

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