TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say two staffers have been injured in separate incidents involving inmates at the state prison in the southeast Nebraska city of Tecumseh.
A Nebraska Correctional Services Department news release said Monday that one staffer was removing an item from a port in a cell door when an inmate used a homemade weapon to cut one of the staffer’s hands. The wound required stitches.
The department says another staffer received a minor nose cut when responding to an incident Friday in which five inmates started small fires in their cells.
The names of the staffers and prisoners have not been released.