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Disturbance at Nebraska State Penitentiary Followed Change in Mealtime Procedures

From Omaha World Herald

A prison disturbance Tuesday that required the firing of a warning shot to quell it followed a change in mealtime procedures at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

The change restricted the number of inmates who could eat in the dining hall at any given time and went into effect at the evening meal on Tuesday. Afterward, some inmates ignored multiple orders to return to their housing unit.

Groups of inmates throughout the prison then became defiant and verbally aggressive, according to a Corrections Department press release. After a group of inmates gathered and converged on staff, a warning shot was fired from a tower.

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Building Bridges with Nebraska Prison Rebels

From It’sGoingDown.org


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Below is a list of Nebraska prison rebels who were willing to have their names and addresses released in hopes of building connection with those on the outside. This information is also available in poster format. This list represents just a few of the many rebellious prisoners who took a stand on Mother’s Day, 2015. Print and distribute the poster and, as always, build those links between outside and inside. Happy Mother’s Day!

On Mother’s Day, 2015, prisoners at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Nebraska took control of multiple housing units in the prison, including staff­ offices. Prisoners of all races fought off­ guards together, set fires, destroyed took control of multiple housing units in the prison walls and other infrastructure. They used office phones to call their mothers and the media and chanted “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”—echoing those struggling against the police on the other side of the prison walls.

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