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A Lincoln man in prison for a 2016 murder got six to nine years more last week for his part in a disturbance at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center last year.

Prosecutors charged Matthew Pavey and three other inmates for what happened April 7, 2017, at the state prison's intake facility for male prisoners.

It came just a month after staff at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution confiscated 29 gallons of homemade alcohol March 2, 2017, triggering an uprising that led to the killing of two inmates, Damon Fitzgerald and Michael Galindo, at the hands of fellow inmates.

In the Lincoln case, prosecutors say inmates in the housing unit at 3220 W. Van Dorn St. started fires and assaulted three guards after a prison corporal discovered homemade alcohol in a cell. The entire incident was caught on prison video.

Pavey got six to nine years; Gage Capone and Patrick Carey got five to seven years; and Zachary Mueller got two to four years.

Two of them were in prison for murder. Pavey is serving 75 years to life in the murder of James Carr, who was gunned down near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus in January 2016. Mueller is in prison on a life sentence for first-degree murder for killing a Colorado man and stuffing his body in a barrel.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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