Two former Nebraska prison inmates out on parole have been returned to custody after Corrections officials determined a mistake had been made in releasing them.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has announced staff identified two paroled inmates whose sentences needed to be adjusted in accordance with laws approved by the legislature in the past two sessions.
One inmate returned to prison Thursday. The other inmates returned to custody Saturday.
“I have ordered staff to conduct a review of all similarly situated cases to ensure that sentences for those who are currently in custody are accurate,” State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said in a written statement. “We will investigate this incident to determine where the breakdown occurred and take appropriate action to address the issue, ensure public safety and maintain the public’s trust in the state’s sentence calculation process.”
NDCS has put automation software into place to reduce errors in sentencing. Still, some sentences must be aggregated for inmates with more than one conviction; the case for the two latest errors. The two inmates were Marcus Epp and Robert Munsen.