Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Corrections releases names of two killed at Tecumseh state prison

Corrections releases names of two killed at Tecumseh state prison

The incident involved about 40 inmates in a maximum-security unit that holds 128 prisoners, officials said.

Friday morning, ACLU of Nebraska said the Thursday riot is "yet another painful reminder that Nebraska's prison system is failing our state". The prison was placed on lockdown for several hours after the inmates refused to return to their cells.

On Thursday, The Department of Corrections said the prison went on lockdown at around 1:00 p.m.

Two inmates of Nebraska's Tecumseh State Prison died in an outbreak of violence in which part of the prison was on fire, officials said. "The public's safety was never compromised".

The Nebraska State Patrol is leading the criminal investigation and the Nebraska State Fire Marshal is conducting the investigation into the fires. Emergency response teams arrived and took control of the housing unit at around 4:30pm, able to quell the disturbance without having to fire any weapons.

Officials called in 76 members of special teams, which included those trained in operations, emergency response and crisis negotiation. The riot caused more than $2 million in damage and two inmates were killed at the hands of other inmates.

As of now the prison still remains on lock down and visits are still not allowed at TSCI through Sunday unless otherwise announced, visits will resume on Monday, and a full report is expected in the next two or three weeks.

Authorities are beginning the job of sorting out what tripped a violent outbreak at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution Thursday that ended with two inmates dead and several others injured.

"Any loss of life is tragic". He said, "I think we have to remember, prisons are unsafe places. And so, if they continue to make bad choices we're going to have to respond to them". Almost 20 prison workers were endangered and stranded in offices and the prison yard tower that day, and millions of dollars in damage at the maximum-security prison was caused by fires, broken windows and destruction of computers and cameras.

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