- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Former Nebraska corrections director Mike Kenney is set to retire next month.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Friday that Kenney will step down effective March 6. He will remain with the Department of Correctional Services for a transition period to help the new director, Scott Frakes, who started this week.

Kenney became director in September 2013. He spent much of his tenure trying to fix scandals, including the miscalculation of inmate sentences. Many of the problems came to light while he was leading the department.

Kenney’s career in the department began in 1977, and he served in a variety of jobs. In a statement, he says he was honored to serve “even given these troubling times.”

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