Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital

Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 |


October 12, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) went to the hospital for treatment of a serious injury*, resulting from an assault by another inmate.

The assault occurred on October 11, 2021.

The inmates were involved in physical altercation that left one of the men with a puncture wound to his chest. A homemade weapon believed to have been used during the assault was recovered inside a trash can. It had been passed to a third inmate who threw it away. Facility staff also recovered a bag inside the same trash can, thought to contain homemade alcohol.

The housing unit where the assault happened was placed on modified operations* to allow for additional interviews with witnesses. Results of the investigation 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.

*Modified operations is defined as, actions taken to more closely control movement of inmates within a facility due to safety and security needs. Can include confinement in cells of a portion of the inmate population, cancellation of program/work activities, and direct escort of certain inmates – as determined by the warden/designee.