Inmate Death at Nebraska State Penitentiary

Inmate Death at Nebraska State Penitentiary


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 |

December 19, 2018 (Lincoln, NE) – Roger Schmidt (74), #65969, died today at 1:58 a.m. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).  Schmidt was serving a 38 to 45-year sentence for first degree sexual assault of a child.  His sentence began on May 18, 2007. 

The cause of death has not been determined. Schmidt was under treatment for long-term medical conditions.

As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Department of Correctional Services, a Grand Jury will conduct an investigation.