Inmate dies 13 months into 40-year sentence at DEC

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Kristopher Prigge, age 35, died at a hospital in Lincoln on January 2nd.

Prigge was incarcerated at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center on charges out of Polk County that included incest and first-degree sexual assault on a child.

Prigge’s sentence began on April 3, 2019. He was serving a 40 to 45-year sentence.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Prigge was being treated for a medical condition at the hospital.

Per protocol, when an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.

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