Sen. McCoy to introduce 'good time' reforms

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A state senator says he will propose changes to Nebraska's "good time" law for violent offenders when lawmakers reconvene next year.  State Sen. Beau McCoy said Wednesday that the measure could include additional requirements for violent offenders to receive the credit. The "good time" system gives prisoners one day of credit for each day spent behind bars, effectively cutting their sentences in half.  McCoy says his legislation could include a requirement that violent offenders not violate prison rules while incarcerated. It also could require them to complete rehabilitation or training programs.  Lawmakers are looking at a series of prison reforms next year, including ways to reduce overcrowding and expand treatment services. State officials have focused on the prisons after several deadly incidents involving inmates who were released.