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About the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review
The NCJR is published by Holy Family Ministries 1715 Izard Street, Omaha NE 68102. Views expressed in the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review do not necessarily represent the views of Holy Family Ministries, the members of our Advisory Committee, or anyone who contributes financially to the newsletter.

Mission: To improve public understanding of the criminal justice system in Nebraska and the needs of offenders and victims. To improve communication between those who administer and staff the criminal justice system, those who make plans and laws for it, those who are personally affected by it, and the community which pays for it and should be involved with it.

PUBLICATION NOTE: After a 1½ year break (since January 2018), publication of the NCJR will resume in July 2019, with Mel Beckman returning to his role as Editor.

VIEWING NOTE: To view all issues in chronological order, select the BROWSE BY "By Issue Date" option at the top of this page. Ascending/ Descending order can be adjusted using the cogwheel in gray box at top right of Issue List. Issues start with the February 2000 issue. To download PDF select desired issue and click on pdf link below the NCJR rectangle at the top left of the issue record.

Recent Submissions

  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2022 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 22no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|LB917: Income tax deduction for employers of felons clears first round, from Unicameral Update, March 3, 2022|Dobos Studio Art Show, by Geraldine Dobos, G Dobos Studio|A Crossroads: Not Every Change is The Solution, ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 21no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Financial Report – NCJR – Fiscal Year: Oct 1, 2020 to Sept 30, 2021, by Linda Ohri|Dobos Studio Art Show, by Geraldine Dobos|“Right-sizing” Our Prisons, by Marshall Lux|First Tuesday Town Hall — NOVEMBER 2, 2021, ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 21no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|A change can be made:To live in a different world, we must be willing to make a difference. We really are at a CROSSROADS. by Gregory C. Lauby, J.D.|Finances: A brief tour of prisoner wages, spending & more, by ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 21no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Status Report - New Prison Proposal, by Marshall Lux|The time is now to stop the new prison: Where we go from here, by ACLU of Nebraska|Request the Pardons Board to expedite the commutation of Ed Poindexter, by ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2021 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 21no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Hope for comprehensive analysis of criminal justice in Nebraska, by Robert J. Heist II|Voting: a human right, by Benjermin J. Frith|Crime, victimization, and corrections in rural Nebraska|Unsubstantiated Intel, ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|The politics of new prisons (Part 2), by Marshall Lux|When the over-growth began at the Nebraska Department of Corrections, by David Ditter 32547|State senator expresses his view on priorities and a new prison|In ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Politics of New Prisons Part #1, by Marshall Lux|Amending Nebraska’s felony murder rule: a small step in the right direction, by Tom Riley|“BLK. PRISONER”, by Shaheed K. Biko Hamza|Preparing for Parole Board ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:| July 1st: What will happen when Governor Ricketts declares an over-crowding emergency? by Doug Koebernick| The killing of Mattieo Condoluci and a critique of registries, by Nebraskans Unafraid| Governor asked ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 1 )
    CONTENTS: |Wanted: a challenge to the felony murder doctrine, by Shaheed K. Biko Hamza, aka Derek Dixon 36413 |An open letter to the Legislature's Appropriation Committee and Judiciary Committee, by Marshall Lux |They have ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 3 )
    CONTENTS: | Good people are at work, but the justice system is fragmented, by John Krejci | The Interstate Corrections Compact explained, by Scott R. Frakes, Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services | ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: | We All Have Value, by Terry Ricketts | Corrections Reports Demand Dramatic Action, by John Krejci | Crime Victims Confront Perpetrators Through a Special Program | Attending a Pardons Board Hearing? Expect to ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, July 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 1 )
    CONTENTS: | The NCJR is back! by Linda Ohri | Corrections reform: LB 686 One small step for prison reform? by John Krejci | What’s working.... What’s challenging for juvenile justice advocates? by Joanna Lindberg | 1800 ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: |Work & Education Options In Nebraska Prisons By Mel Beckman|Comments On Education In Nebraska Prisons By Larry Hill|A Need For Substance Abuse Treatment|Clarinda, Iowa Prison To Host A New Plant|Office Of Community ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, February 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|An Introduction to the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, by Mel Beckman|What Statistics* Can Tell Us About The Criminal Justice System, by John Krejci|Criminal Disenfranchisement, by Virginia Walsh|Quick Tour - ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, August 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Task Force Report On Nebraska Prison Medical Services Points To Eleven Areas Of Concern, Makes Eighty Recommendations|Task Force Recommendations|Excerpts/ Governor’s News Release|More On Education In The Prisons|Focus ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|New Douglas County Corrections Director Wants Programming For Every Prisoner By Mel Beckman|A Disturbing Meth Report Should Move The Legislature Toward Extra Funding For Community Corrections By John Krejci|Tecumseh: ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Myth Of An Overcrowded Prison System: A Minority Report (Part One Of Three Parts) By Polidoros C. Pserros|Prison Overcrowding And The 140 Percent Paper Tiger By Shakur Abdullah|The Prison Overcrowding Crisis: ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Issues Under Consideration In The Nebraska Legislature This Spring|Community Corrections: Third Time’s A Charm, Or Three Strikes And You’re Out By John Krejci|LB 53: Nebraska Ex-Felons To Vote Sooner, After ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Goal Of Re-Entry Initiative: The Successful Return Of Offenders To Their Communities By Larry Wayne|Recommendations Of 2001 Nebraska Sex Offender Report Await Rescue From The Shelf By Mel Beckman|Sex Offender ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March, 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Crime And Criminal Justice In Canada: A Glance Across Our Border By Dr. Frances Kaye|Lb 307 Would End Life In Prison Without The Possibility Of Parole As A Sentence For The Very Young By Mel Beckman|Nebraska ...

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