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NSP inmate death

NSP inmate death


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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


NSP inmate death

July 6, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Charles Kays #73780, age 81, died on July 5, 2022 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on June 15, 2011. Kays was serving a sentence of 16 years and eight months to 20 years on charges out of Douglas County that included first degree sexual assault on a child and two counts of third degree sexual assault on a child.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), a grand jury will conduct an investigation.