Nebraska Penitentiary still on lockdown after some inmates refuse to return to cells

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Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — The Nebraska State Penitentiary suspended inmate visits for Wednesday, two days after protesting prisoners set trash can fires and refused to return to their cells.

No violence, injuries or major damage was reported, said Dawn-Renee Smith, spokeswoman for the State Department of Correctional Services. Some of the 33 inmates who participated in the Monday night incident said they were frustrated with a year-old policy that more tightly controls access to the prison yard.

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