Authorities notified about discharged inmate

Authorities notified about discharged inmate


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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October 26, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate who  discharged from the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) this morning, despite an order for civil commitment. The order required that Amjad Almusa #211436 be transferred to the Norfolk Regional Center upon completion of his sentence.

“Standard procedure is that an individual is held at the facility until the appropriate law enforcement agency assumes custody to fulfill the detainer or hold,” said Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. “In this case, the hold was overlooked and the individual was released from the facility. The circumstances surrounding this release are under investigation.”

Law enforcement was notified as soon as the oversight was detected. Almusa started serving his sentence on April 27, 2020. He received a maximum one year sentence for two counts of assault on a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) employee out of Madison County.

Almusa is a 28-year old white man, 5’8”, 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.