The Department of Correctional Services reports Lucius Turner died late Monday afternoon while playing basketball on the prison grounds. Staff witnessed his collapse. The department says there is no reason to suspect foul play.
Staff members began resuscitation efforts after Turner collapsed. Emergency crews from Lincoln responded.
Turner had been incarcerated since March 26th of 2008. He was serving a 40-to-55 year sentence on two counts of robbery from Lancaster and Gage Counties.
An autopsy has been ordered. A grand jury will investigate the death in accordance with state law.