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NDCS inmate dies at hospital Monday

Posted at 9:57 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 22:57:06-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — A 58-year-old Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) inmate died Monday at Bryan Medical Center-West in Lincoln.

Whitney Hopkins was moved from the NSP to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center on April 10. Hopkins was transported to the hospital this morning due to a medical issue.

He was serving a nine-year sentence for charges in Gage County. Hopkins was convicted of child abuse, tampering with a witness and possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

The cause of death has not been determined, a press release from Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) says. However, Hopkins was being treated for a medical condition.

Whenever an inmate dies in custody of NDCS, a grand jury conducts an investigation.