Prison Security Tightened

Security was tightened at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln Monday night when a group of inmates refused to return to their cells after the evening meal.

The facility was placed in a modified lockdown.

Officials say inmates have been unhappy with a scheduled yard system that replaced the open yards, prompting the incident.

All inmates involved were reportedly contained in a secure perimeter of the facility and there were no injuries or incidents of violence.


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