FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 29, 2023
Contact: Sarah Fineran, (515) 725-5738

Prison Inmate Joseph Pray Dies

CLARINDA – Joseph Charles Pray was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 2:38 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Bryans East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska where he had been housed due to chronic illness. Pray was 66 years old at the time of his death.

Pray had been serving a 45-year maximum term for the crime of Sex Abuse 2nd Degree and Sex Abuse 3rd Degree from Polk County. His sentence began on May 24, 2021.