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Inmate dies at Lincoln prison

Inmate dies at Lincoln prison


A 66-year-old inmate at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln died Monday afternoon.

Louis Burks died at 4:22 p.m., according to a release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

His sentence began Dec. 20, 2013. He was serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for two counts of attempted sexual assault of a child out of Douglas County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Burks was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in custody in Nebraska, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.



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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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