NSP inmate death

NSP inmate death


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov


January 19, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Harold Wilson #37418, age 65, died on January 18, 2021 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).  His sentence started on October 17, 1986. Wilson was serving a 56- to 170-year sentence for first degree sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping and first degree murder out of Dawson County.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Wilson had multiple medical conditions. 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.