Inmate Death

Inmate Death


CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 |

November 30, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Michael Juranek (68), #78251, died at 8:02 p.m. at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. He had been assigned to the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on June 13, 2013. He was serving a life sentence for 1st degree murder, along with 5 – 10 years for use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (Douglas County).

Cause of death has not been determined; Juranek was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.