LINCOLN -- Keeping prison inmates healthy isn't cheap. The Nebraska Department of Corrections is asking for $12.5 million to cover rising costs for inmate healthcare, out-of-prison health services and food. Omaha Senator Brad Ashford says that money would cover only immediate needs, and not the bigger issue of having to handle an over-populated corrections system. One systemic change supported by Senator Ashford is spending $25 million on state's probationary program to cover more probation officers and treatments programs. Money matters are being talked about in preparation for the next legislative session, Jan. 8th.