Nebraska Legislator Thinks Gage/Washington County Agreement Unconstitutional

Citing a state constitution violation, Nebraska legislator Ernie Chambers of Omaha last week asked the attorney general for an opinion as to the legality of Gage County contracting with Washington County, Kansas for housing an overflow of prisoners.

A one year contract for ten beds was recently approved. Chambers contends that it is unconstitutional to transport an inmate to another state for offenses committed in Nebraska.