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Third State Prison Employee Arrested In Two Weeks On Same Charge


State authorities say yet another state prison employee has been arrested on suspicion of unauthorized communication with a prisoner, a felony under state law. A news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says 26-year-old Ashlee Yeackley, a food service worker at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Lancaster County Jail. Officials say Yeackley has been employed by the department since February 2019. The release says she'll be suspended from her job. Last week, a counselor with the Omaha Correctional Center and a corporal at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility in Omaha were each arrested on the same charge.