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Inmate dies in self-set cell fire at Nebraska correctional Institution

Posted on AllSides October 6th, 2023
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An inmate is dead after trying to intentionally set a fire inside his cell at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Johnson County, Neb. According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), Jesse Spenser, 27, was one of five inmates trying to intentionally set fires inside their cells on a housing unit at around 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Spencer was serving just over 12 - 20 years on charges that included second-degree assault, assault by a confined person, theft, terroristic threats and criminal mischief out of Gage, Johnson...

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