Neb. prison still working on post-riot recommendations
Corrections Director Scott Frakes announced Tuesday that prison officials have completed 13 of the 83 recommended actions
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska prison officials say they're still working to comply with the recommendations of a report that evaluated what went wrong during a May riot that left two inmates dead.
Corrections Director Scott Frakes announced Tuesday that prison officials have completed 13 of the 83 recommended actions, and are making progress on others.
The recommendations were outlined in a June 29 incident report detailing how the riot unfolded at the state prison in Tecumseh. The incident caused thousands of dollars in damage, and two convicted sex offenders were found dead once order was restored.
The recommended steps include an analysis for prison staff, additional training and drills, and reviews of responses to prison disturbances. Prison officials say they've ordered new "weapon resistant" mops and brooms as a safety precaution.