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Inmate death at DEC

Inmate death at DEC



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Inmate death at DEC


September 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Louis Burks #79365, age 66, died today at 4:22 p.m. at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) in Lincoln.  His sentence began on December 20, 2013. Burks was serving a 20- to 30- year sentence for two counts of attempted sexual assault of a child out of Douglas County.


While the cause of death has not been determined, Burks was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.