Prison Housing Units Put on Isolation/Quarantine Status

Housing units in two separate prison facilities operated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are on a combination of quarantine and medical isolation due inmates testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Nearly 120 inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) were tested last week, after a single inmate received a confirmed test for COVID-19. Just over half of the results came back positive. In addition, a majority of tests conducted on 90 inmates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) returned positive for COVID-19. Additional testing will be provided to inmates living in the same housing area in the coming days.

“Testing allows us to identify and manage those who are positive, those who are negative and those who should be quarantined due to close contact,” explained NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes. “Keeping individuals grouped together will help limit the spread of the virus to other parts of those facilities.”








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