Other states have different approaches to prison reform CAPITOL VIEW Oklahoma has decided to alleviate prison overcrowding by releasing inmates doing time for some non-violent offenses. And, they have lessened some penalties on those same crimes to avoid sending more inmates into the system in the future. In Nebraska, we’re giving hiring bonuses to attract guards and forcing mandatory 12-hour ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!