NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-08)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenees.smith@nebraska.gov

January 24, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, John Epting #65046, age 72, died at a Lincoln hospital. He was incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

Mr. Epting’s sentence began on November 20, 2006. He was serving a 25 to 40 year sentence on charges out of Lincoln County that included manslaughter and first degree...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-07)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenees.smith@nebraska.gov

January 23, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Marty Nuzum #58300, age 62, died at Bryan Medical Center-East. He was incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

Mr. Nuzum’s sentence began on February 25, 2003. He was serving a life sentence on charges out of Douglas County that included first degree murder.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-06)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenees.smith@nebraska.gov

January 15, 2023 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). The facility was notified by the electronic monitoring company that Troy Hollins #83306 had tampered with his electronic monitor earlier this evening. The electronic monitor was removed near the center....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-05)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenees.smith@nebraska.gov

January 14, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Larry Loughry 63700, age 75, died at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) in Lincoln.

Mr. Loughry’s sentence began on March 3, 2006. He was serving an 18 to 65 year sentence on charges out of Buffalo County that included first degree sexual assault and five counts possession of child...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-04)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

January 11, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Kelly Surrounded (57), a behavioral health practitioner supervisor at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L), was arrested today by the Nebraska State Patrol for providing use of a state-issued cell phone to an...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-03)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

January 5, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Danielle Zelazny #392919 was taken into custody yesterday when the vehicle she was driving was stopped by a state trooper for having an expired registration. Zelazny was arrested on new charges that include possession of drugs/paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. She was booked into the Pottawattamie County...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-02)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

January 4, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Keith Duckett #213082 was taken into custody yesterday evening and transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail. He disappeared on December 16, 2022 when he failed to return to CCC-L from his job in the community.

Duckett’s sentence started on April 19, 2021. Duckett was sentenced to four to 10 years on charges out of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (23-01)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

January 3, 2022 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – An inmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) assaulted several staff members on Monday, January 2, 2023. One staff member received a serious injury* requiring treatment at a local hospital.

The inmate was aggressive and started cursing at the first staff member. Immediately, the inmate punched that person in the face. A second staff person who arrived to assist also took a hit to the face. A third staff person was also struck...Read more

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