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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities say an inmate on death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, had died in custody.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state corrections director says a prison struck by a weekend riot will remain under lockdown until the threat of further disturbances has passed.

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution remains on lockdown, but inmates are now allowed to shower and use the phone.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to eliminate some of Nebraska's mandatory minimum prison sentences and habitual criminal punishments has advanced by the narrowest of margins.

State officials are promising to investigate a weekend prison revolt at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution that left two inmates dead.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Two inmates were found dead at a maximum security prison in Tecumseh after officers regained control of the facility.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Smoke no longer can be seen coming from a southeast Nebraska prison that's at least partly under the control of inmates.

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Efforts to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and end the death penalty in Nebraska are being met with criticism.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences in Nebraska has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department is upgrading its computer software to calculate more prison sentences automatically following news last year that hundreds of inmates were released too early.

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