Tell Attorney General Peterson to protect the innocent in Nebraska
Ellen Reasonover narrowly escaped the death penalty after being wrongfully convicted almost entirely on the word of two jailhouse informants who were given benefits in exchange for their testimony. Nationally, jailhouse informant testimony has played a role in 16% of wrongful convictions overturned with DNA.
Nebraska can be doing more to prevent wrongful convictions, which hurt the innocent, threaten public safety and cost taxpayer money in state compensation and civil lawsuits.
LB 878, is a commonsense bill in the Nebraska legislature that would strengthen protections against unreliable jailhouse informant testimony. However, the Nebraska County Attorneys Association and Attorney General Doug Peterson are opposing this measure.
Contact Attorney General Doug Peterson and tell him you support LB 878 to prevent wrongful convictions based on unreliable jailhouse informants.