A 56-year old inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary died this week after suffering from a medical emergency. Donnie Benzel was taken to Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln on Monday. He died Wednesday about 4:57pm. Details of his medical condition were not immediately disclosed.
Benzel was serving a sentence of 40-60 months in prison for two counts of visual depiction/sexually explicit conduct in Box Butte County. Whenever an inmate dies while in custody of the Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury is required to conduct an investigation.