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Christmas Eve incident damages Nebraska prison housing unit

Christmas Eve incident damages Nebraska prison housing unit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Inmates at a Lincoln prison damaged a housing unit during a Christmas Eve disturbance after staff confiscated food and homemade alcohol. A Nebraska Department of Corrections spokeswoman said about 14 inmates at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center broke furniture, cracked a window and disabled surveillance cameras.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the incident began  about 7 p.m. Tuesday and that some inmates returned to their cells as directed at the start. Prison staff locked down the facility and called in an emergency response team to resolve the incident.

Center Director Scott Frakes said no staff or inmates were injured.




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