Prison Staffer Seriously Injured By Inmates

A Tecumseh State Correctional Institution staffer is recovering after being assaulted by inmates. Prison officials say two inmates at TSCI assaulted the staff member on Thursday night, causing serious injuries.

Shortly after 6:30, the staff member was escorting one of the inmates back to a cell when the wrong door was mistakenly opened. The second inmate, armed with a homemade weapon, stabbed the staff member multiple times while the first inmate kicked the staff member in the head.

Three additional staff members responded, secured the inmates and provided aid to the injured staff member. The injured staff member was taken to Johnson County Hospital where he received stitches and was released.

The incident will be investigated with findings provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services disciplinary process will be utilized with sanctions, such as loss of good time, applied according to the rules and regulations.


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