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Staffers injured, fire set during Lincoln prison disturbance


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Inmates set a housing unit ablaze during an uprising that injured three staff members at a Lincoln prison, the third such fire at a Nebraska prison in two years.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Correctional Services said one staff member sustained minor injuries after he was attacked during the disturbance around 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center and was treated at a hospital.

The two other staff members were assaulted after trying to help their colleague, spokeswoman Dawn-Renee Smith said Saturday. One was treated for a minor injury and the...

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