Neb Inmate With COVID-19 Dies


The Nebraska Dept of Correctional Services says a prison inmate in his 70s who had COVID-19 and other underlying medical conditions has died at a LIncoln hospital. 

       The inmate had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized in mid-November. If COVID-19 is confirmed as the cause, he would be the 6th inmate of a state facility to die of the disease.

      Another 4 corrections staffers have tested positive – 2 at the Omaha Correctional Center and 1 each at the State Penitentiary and the Lincoln Correctional Center.

There are 107 staff members with active cases of COVID-19. All are quarantining. 

Meanwhile, one of Nebraska’s largest county jails is locked down after an outbreak of the coronavirus among inmates.

Lancaster County officials say the jail in Lincoln was locked down as a precaution after 12 inmates tested positive for COVID-19. 

       All of the ill inmates are being treated in the jail’s infirmary with more testing being done in the two housing units where they had been held.