Miscalculated prison sentences

By: KLKN Newsroom


OMAHA, Neb. (AP)  The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the legal requests of two men ordered back to prison last year after being wrongly released because state officials had miscalculated their sentences.        

The state’s high court on Friday dismissed the appeal of Kena Jackson, who argued that a lower court was wrong to order his arrest and return to prison. But the high court said it was a temporary enforcement order that cannot be appealed. Only final court orders may be appealed.

Also Friday, the state’s high court upheld a lower court’s denial of a habeas corpus challenge by Bruce Caton, who alleged he was illegally subjected to arrest and parole after initially being released without oversight last year. Authorities later determined he was released five years too early.