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NSP staff member injured in assault

Nebraska Department of Corrections

April 7, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) –  An inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) assaulted a staff member on Saturday, April 6, 2024, resulting in a serious* injury.

The inmate punched the staff member with a closed fist, knocking the staff member to the ground. While the staff member was on the ground, the inmate continued to deliver closed fist strikes. Responding staff members removed the inmate from the area. The staff member was treated at the hospital for a fractured nose and eye socket.

An investigation into the incident has been launched. Findings will be provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution. The NDCS disciplinary process will be utilized with sanctions such as loss of good time, applied according to the rules and regulations.