- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at Nebraska State Penitentiary has died following a medical emergency at the prison.

Omaha television station KETV reports (https://bit.ly/2bom4Aq ) that 60-year-old Rolland Jones died Friday after experiencing a medical emergency and being taken by ambulance to Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, where he died overnight.

Jones had been incarcerated since Feb. 6, 2004, and was serving a 27- to 40-year sentence for first-degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. Authorities say the cause of his death has not yet been determined.

As required by state law anytime someone dies in custody, a grand jury will investigate the death.


Information from: KETV-TV, https://www.ketv.com

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