Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

Coordinates: 40°24′04″N 96°10′55″W / 40.401°N 96.182°W / 40.401; -96.182
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Tecumseh State Correctional Institution
Tecumseh State Correctional Institution is located in Nebraska
Tecumseh State Correctional Institution
Location in Nebraska
Location2725 NE-50
Tecumseh, Nebraska
Coordinates40°24′04″N 96°10′55″W / 40.401°N 96.182°W / 40.401; -96.182
Security classmedium, maximum
Managed byNebraska Department of Correctional Services

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) is a medium / maximum security state correctional institution for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

The TSCI is in Nemaha Township, Johnson County, about two miles north of Tecumseh, Nebraska, it was established in 1997. Construction began in 1998, and the TSCI began accepting inmates in December 2001. All inmates at TSCI are males who were adjudicated as adults and classified as medium or maximum custody. The institution is designed to house 960 inmates; it is the only facility in Nebraska to house death row inmates (except inmates who are within a week of their execution, who are housed at Nebraska State Penitentiary).

  • Security Levels: Maximum, Medium, Death Row
  • Average Population: 900
  • Number of Staff: 432
  • Cost Per Inmate Per Year: $33,377

In 2013 it was over capacity, with 1,008 prisoners. A prisoner riot occurred in 2015.[1]

A riot on May 10, 2015 resulted in the deaths of two inmates and injuries to two guards.[2]

Another incident occurred on March 2, 2017, resulting in the deaths of two inmates. [3]

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  1. ^ Huddle, Catharine. "Inmates riot at Tecumseh prison" (Archive). Journal Star. May 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Lincoln Journal Star. "[1] 2 inmates dead in Tecumseh prison rioting]" Journal Star. May 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "2 inmates killed in disturbance at Tecumseh State Prison".
  4. ^ https://apnews.com/article/fbef916336c04b2589b745886f347b86

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