TSCI inmate death

TSCI inmate death


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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


April 5, 2021(Lincoln, Neb.) – Arthur Gales #56059, age 55, died early in the morning on April 3, 2021 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started December 9, 2003. Gales was sentenced to death on charges out of Douglas County that included two counts of first degree murder and a count of second degree murder.

The cause of death has yet to be determined, but Gales was undergoing treatment for a 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.