State prisons experiencing historic overcrowding

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Learfield Wire Services

LINCOLN —  Nebraska state prisons are currently as crowded as they have ever been.  The Omaha World-Herald reported that there were over 55-hundred inmates in state prisons as of Monday March 18, over two-thousand more than what those prisons were designed to handle.  State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said he hopes that number is an anomaly.  He also said there’s no real explanation for the recent rise.

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