With Governor Dave Heineman and several state senators calling for change in Nebraska’s “good time” law Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers says he will fight tooth and nail to keep the law on the books.
Chambers says there are many other flaws in the system that needs immediate attention instead of changing a law that is necessary. He says lawmakers need to get rid of the idea that funding isn’t necessary for criminals. Chambers says there are many good programs available to help rehabilitate those behind bars but are not available in Nebraska because funding is constantly denied.
Chambers says that every “man, woman and child” need motivation and the “good time” law is a management tool for the corrections system. He says if it wasn’t for that law there would be no incentive to behave.
Chambers vows to “fight tooth and nail” to keep the law on the books.