A deadly prison riot at a Tecumseh State Correctional Facility in Nebraska resulted in two inmate deaths. The two Nebraska inmates killed were serving time for sexually abusing children. It took prison guards and state police officers more than 10 hours to regain control of the correctional facility.
Tecumseh State Correctional Facility officers found the bodies of the two child abuse convicts once order was restored after the deadly prison riot in Nebraska on Monday. The inmates killed during the riot include Donald Peacock. The convicted child sexual assault inmate was serving up to a 50-year sentence – Peacock was 46. Shon Collins, also 46, had served five years of an up to 80-year prison sentence on first-degree child sexual assault charges.
The child abuse convicts killed during the deadly prison riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Facility were murdered by their fellow inmates, Nebraska law enforcement officers believe. Prison officials are still investigating the deaths of Donald Peacock and Shon Collins.
The Nebraska prison riot began on Sunday afternoon when approximately 40 convicts assembled in front of a Tecumseh State Correctional Facility housing unit and became aggressive with prison guards who ordered the men to disperse.
During the deadly prison riot in Nebraska, one inmate was reportedly shot in the leg by live ammunition, and another convict was reportedly hit with a rubber bullet, a department of correctional services spokesman, James Foster, said. Two Tecumseh State Correctional Facility inmates were also reportedly injured by other prisoners during the riot. The prison employees who were injured during the riot were not seriously harmed and reportedly returned to work on Monday.
The Tecumseh State Correctional Facility inmates reportedly gained control of a significant portion of the 960-bed facility during the deadly prison riot. The Nebraska facility is located about 55 miles southeast of Lincoln. Specially trained emergency response teams were deployed to rescue prison staffers “stranded” inside the correctional facility. One female staffer reportedly barricaded herself inside a gym office to protect herself during the riot.
“They’re standing out in front of our unit with automatic weapons and riot gear,” Nebraska prison inmate Jeffry Frank told the Lincoln Journal Star when he called the newspaper from a phone inside a case manager’s office. “They haven’t moved in yet; we don’t know if they’re going to,” Frank added.
Two units of the Tecumseh State Correctional Facility were taken over by inmates during the deadly prison riot. Mattresses were set on fire when the convicts’ cells were ransacked. The prison riot is reportedly the worst to ever occur in Nebraska.
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