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Inmate death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary

Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release that an inmate in the Nebraska State Peniteniary has died.

Officials say 57 year old Amos Loyd died just before 5 p.m. Monday. Officials say the cause of Amos’ death has not been determined, but they say he was being treated for a medical condition.

Whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services,  it is procedure for a grand jury to conduct an investigation.

Officials say Loyd was serving  a 20-30 year sentence for robbery out of Douglas County. Loyd’s sentence began Aug. 31, 2006.


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