2 staffers injured in separate Tecumseh prison incidents

Tecumseh Correctional Institute

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say two staffers have been injured in separate incidents involving inmates at the state prison in the southeast Nebraska city of Tecumseh.

A Nebraska Correctional Services Department news release said Monday that one staffer was removing an item from a port in a cell door when an inmate used a homemade weapon to cut one of the staffer’s hands. The wound required stitches.

The department says another staffer received a minor nose cut when responding to an incident Friday in which five inmates started small fires in their cells.      

The names of the staffers and prisoners have not been released.