- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska prison officials say an inmate died after collapsing while playing basketball.

A news release from the Nebraska Correctional Services Department said Tuesday that 35-year-old Lucius Turner died around 4 p.m. Monday at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. The department says staff members performed CPR after Turner collapsed, and 911 was called.

The department says Turner was serving a sentence of 40-55 years for robberies in Gage and Lancaster counties.

An autopsy has been ordered.


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