Due to a reduction in staffing, inmate visitation will be canceled at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Thank you.
 

NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-63)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 10, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) A community corrections inmate who escaped nine months ago, has been arrested by the Bellevue Police Department. Brandon Jones (#83097) left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on January 11, 2019 for a work assignment, and failed to show up. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested by Bellevue police the evening of October 9, 2019.

Jones is serving three to 11-years for charges out of Douglas County including...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-62)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

Volunteers from WEC help people in need

October 3, 2019 (McCook, Neb.) Even though they never get the chance to meet the recipients of their efforts, volunteers from the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook are gratified to know they make a difference to adults and children who live in the community. The facility has teamed up with The Sharing Place, located in the McCook Christian Church.

The Sharing Place has been offering up free donations to the community...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-61)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at hospital

September 29, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Anthony Davis #80194, age 40, died at approximately 7:00 p.m. on September 28, 2019 at Bryan Medical Center-West in Lincoln. He had been hospitalized since September 16. Davis was being treated for injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. That inmate is not being identified while the investigation into that incident continues.

Davis, an inmate at the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-60)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary

September 25, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Jay Witt #81156, age 53, died today at 4:16 p.m. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on October 22, 2014. Witt was serving a 30- to 40-year sentence stemming from charges out of Douglas County including: manslaughter, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

While the cause of death has not been...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-59)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate death at TSCI

September 21, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Laverne Debilzan #76529, age 77, died today at 5:25 a.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence began on September 12, 2012. Debilzan was serving an 11- to 17- year sentence for sexual assault of a minor and assault by a confined person out of Hall County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Debilzan was being treated for a medical...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-58)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

September 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Erin Slater (37), a corporal at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC), was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on September 18, 2019 for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417).

She has been employed by NDCS since March 2019. Slater resigned her position at NDCS and was booked into the Lancaster County Jail.

“It is...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-57)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 18, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) More contraband has been confiscated as a result of a day-long, highly coordinated, multi-agency search of the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Members of the Nebraska State Patrol and Lincoln Police Department (LPD) joined staff members from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) in an operation that was “more than a month in the planning,” said Director Scott R. Frakes.

“This was a first-of-its-kind operation for Nebraska’s prison...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-56)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate death at DEC

September 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Louis Burks #79365, age 66, died today at 4:22 p.m. at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) in Lincoln. His sentence began on December 20, 2013. Burks was serving a 20- to 30- year sentence for two counts of attempted sexual assault of a child out of Douglas County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Burks was being treated for a medical condition. As...Read more

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