Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital

Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital




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Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital

September 23, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) was hospitalized today for the treatment of serious* injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. The assault occurred inside the facility’s wood shop.  

The injured inmate was attacked from behind and struck several times in the head with a large metal bar clamp. He was also stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver. Staff members converged on the scene quickly and restrained the armed inmate. The injured inmate was transported to the hospital. Based on initial reports he sustained head injuries, puncture wounds and potential broken bones.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the assault. 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.


*Assaults with serious injury: A serious injury requires urgent and immediate medical treatment and restricts the person’s usual activity. Medical treatment should be more extensive than mere first aid, such as the application of bandages to wounds. It might include stitches, use of Dermabond or other topical adhesive, setting of broken bones, treatment of concussion, loss of consciousness, etc.