Criminal Justice Reform

The safety of Nebraskans depends on competent management of state law enforcement and correctional facilities.

  • Senior leadership has been lacking under Governor Ricketts' administration.
    • Governor Ricketts has instead concerned himself with evading transparency and planning executions of death row inmates.
  • Our correctional facilities face chronic understaffing and overcrowding.
    • Pleas for criminal justice reform have not been addressed, culminating in prison riots at the Tecumseh State Correctional facility in 2015 and again in 2017.
    • Continued failures to address the safety of Nebraskans, inmates, and law enforcement officials puts our communities at risk.


A Governor Davis approach will look different...

There is a desperate need to adapt our laws to the realities of today. In order to enact real change, we must:

  • Provide access to education, economic opportunity, and mental health support to inmates and formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • Incentivize offenders to remain in the general population and reduce recidivism.
  • Reform non-violent drug offense sentences to better serve justice.
  • Ensure that inmates and offenders that present a danger to public safety are not erroneously released under laws that were intended to alleviate the over-burdening of our correction's system.

Unlike our Governor, a Tyler Davis approach will collaborate with State Senators to develop real solutions to keep our communities safe.