Staff Members Assaulted at TSCI

Staff Members Assaulted at TSCI


CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 |

July 23, 2017 (Tecumseh, Neb.) –Earlier this morning, two staff members were assaulted at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). One staff member received serious, non-life-threatening injuries requiring medical treatment.

The inmates in one housing unit gallery initially refused to return to their cells, but have since done so without the need for force. The facility is secure and all staff are safe and accounted for.

The facility is in modified operations and will remain so in order to allow investigation into the incident. No weapons were involved and no damage to the facility is reported.

All visits have been cancelled for today.  



Modified operations:  Actions taken to more closely control movement of inmates within a facility due safety and security needs. Actions can include confinement in cells of a portion of the inmate population, cancellation of program/work activities, and direct escort of inmates.