Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

The nuts and bolts of Gov. Dave Heineman’s move for a criminal investigation into the state’s prison scandal is drawing criticism, while one major player in the ongoing drama is set to meet with lawmakers in public today.state pen

The former head of Nebraska’s prisons, Bob Houston, is scheduled to appear before a special legislative committee Friday. But Heineman told reporters on Thursday that a non-criminal investigation has already determined that Houston had not been told about two key Supreme Court rulings—rulings that changed the way sentences were to be handled.