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Release without parole numbers raise concerns

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 10:18:49-04
A new report shows nearly half of all of Nebraska's prison inmates who were released in the last months of 2015 got out without parole or other supervision.
 
Some state lawmakers call the statistic "unacceptable" and a threat to public safety. They also want the Department of Corrections and Board of Parole to explain why about 47 percent of inmates left prison without parole or supervision in the last quarter of 2015
 
Corrections and Parole Board officials say they also are not satisfied with the figure, and new changes should reduce the number of inmates who leave prison without supervision or parole.