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75-year-old Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate dies
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75-year-old Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate dies

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Take a closer look at Nebraska's highest prison populations in 2019 (by % operational capacity).

A 75-year-old inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary died at a Lincoln hospital on Monday, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. 

Marvin Lovette had been incarcerated at the Lincoln facility since 2006 after he was sentenced to 46 to 62 years for first-degree sexual assault of a child and child abuse, according to a department news release. 

Lovette's charges originated in Hall County. 

A grand jury will investigate Lovette's death. State statute requires an investigation into every in-custody death. 

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