Lawmakers may oversee prison system for years

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)

Nebraska lawmakers who investigated the state prison system last week say they saw so many problems that they may have to continue direct oversight of the department for years.

Senator Heath Mello of Omaha says solving the corrections problems will likely require funding for various rehabilitation programs and staffing, as well as continued reviews by lawmakers.