A candidate for Nebraska attorney general would like to see changes in the state’s “good time” law. Republican Doug Peterson says it appears that most Nebraskans would also like to see a change. He says at his talks around the state everyone looks at this “good time” law and it makes no sense.
Peterson says, “It really needs to be earned. It needs to be good time that is based on actions by the inmates in the prison facility where he shows, for example, he took advantage of rehab programs. That he was engaged.”
Peterson adds when looking at violent criminals the good time law has to be strictly scrutinized.
Peterson is one of six candidates running for attorney general in the May 13th primary election.