LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is planning to meet with Nebraska prison officials in the wake of an attack on nine staff members at a facility in Lincoln.
The governor’s office said Ricketts has canceled a trip to Lexington so he can meet with corrections director Scott Frakes and other officials Thursday afternoon.
The staff members who were assaulted at the Lincoln Correctional Center were treated at hospitals and released. The prison has been placed on lockdown. Prison officials say the inmates who were involved had refused to return to their cells.
The Lincoln Correctional Center is a medium-maximum security prison for adult males.