Nebraska inmate from Box Butte County dies in Lincoln hospital

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska inmate hospitalized with COVID-19 has died.

State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said the inmate in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19 prior to his hospitalization. State officials say the inmate also had underlying medical conditions.

The inmate was not identified, but state corrections officials said the inmate was sentenced for possession of child pornography out of Box Butte County.