Nebraska State Jails
Nebraska located towards the central part of country is part of the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. Bordering Wyoming in the west, Colorado is the Southwest, Kansas in the south, Missouri in the south east, Iowa in the east and South Dakota in the north.
Nebraska ranks 15th in size among the 50 states, and has a population of 1.8 million. Throughout Nebraska's 93 counties there are 66 jail facilities with a combined rated capacity of 2,976 inmates. The Nebraska Crime Commission inspects jails and enforces standards compliance. Under the authority of the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Nebraska Probation System supervises 19,606 probationers, whilst the Department Of Correction's Adult Parole Administration supervises 846 parolees.
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The crime rate in Nebraska is about 13% lower than the national average rate. Property crimes account for around 90.4% of the crime rate in Nebraska which is 10% lower than the national rate. The remaining 8.3% are violent crimes and are about 33% lower than other states.
Nebraska has a rate 45% lower than the national average of incarcerated adults per 100,000, whilst it the average number of probationers per 100,000 people is 22% lower than the national rate.
Nebraska's average number of parolees per 100,000 people is 80% lower than the national rate. In 2009 taxpayers paid 4% lower than the other states per inmate, coming in at a cost of $27,671 in comparison to the national average of $28,689.
In 1997 initial plans were put forward for The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), with the project completed in 2001, inmates were accepted into the facility in December of the same year. All inmates are males adjudicated as adults and classified as medium or maximum custody. The institution has a capacity of 978 inmates, of which 640 are general population. There are 48 beds in the residential substance abuse unit and 64 beds assigned to the Protective Custody Unit. The facility also includes a 194-bed special management unit for inmates classified to Administrative Segregation, Disciplinary Segregation and Intensive Management statuses. In 2008 the Nebraska Supreme Court declared the electric chair unconstitutional. The State of Nebraska subsequently implemented lethal injection as the means of carrying out executions. While the death penalty is administered at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Nebraska, all Death Row inmates are housed in a 32-bed Segregation Unit on HU 1-F at Tecusmseh State Correctional Institution.