LINCOLN, Neb. – All three lawyers who worked for the state corrections department were disciplined this week — with two choosing to retire rather than go through the termination process — and a fourth employees was suspended as the fallout continues after a massive prison sentencing screw-up.
The prisons sytem’s general legal counsel, George Green, and associate legal counsel, Sharon Lindgren, retired immediately rather than be fired, the governor announced in a press conference today. Both had worked for the state about 25 years.
Two more prisons workers, associate legal counsel Kathy Blum and Records Administrator Kyle Poppert, were also disciplined. Blum was suspended one day without pay and Poppert was suspended for two weeks without pay.