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One inmate killed in fire at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

Posted on AllSides October 6th, 2023
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - One inmate is dead following a fire at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) on Thursday. An inmate, Jesse Spenser, 27, was found unresponsive inside his cell after he and four other inmates reportedly intentionally set fires inside of their cells on a housing unit around 6 p.m., the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) said in a release. NDCS said staff members, including members of the facility’s Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) responded immediately. Inmates in the affected cells initially refused staff directives, but three...

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