- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska prison unit that was placed on lockdown after a fight between inmates is resuming its regular operations.

The unit at the Tecumseh State Correctional Center will return to its normal status on Wednesday.

Prison officials say several inmates were involved in the July 14 altercation, and two were taken to an outside medical facility for treatment. One of the assaults involved an improvised weapon.

The living unit was kept on lockdown through the weekend while prison staff interviewed inmates and searched for contraband. No other weapons were found.

Prison officials say about 40 inmates from the unit demanded to know when the lockdown was going to end while at lunch. They agreed to return to the unit after staff members gave them more information.


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