NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-25)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

June 19, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Roger McPherson #56402, age 66, died today at the Reception and Treatment Center.

McPherson’s sentence began on January 24, 2002. He was serving a 50 to 80 year sentence out of Lancaster County for two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of child abuse.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, McPherson was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-24)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

June 12, 2024 (York, Neb.) – The first cohort of students at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) have successfully completed the yearlong Persevere program, which has equipped them with coding skills to fill high-demand jobs.

During the 12-month program, the 10 participants spent six hours each day, five days a week, together. They learned coding through virtual instruction, along with wraparound services, including career readiness, life...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-23)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

June 9, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Michael Prim #31305, age 71, died June 8, 2024, at a Lincoln hospital. He was incarcerated at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC).

Prim’s sentence began on July 8, 1977. He was serving a life sentence for first degree murder out of Douglas County.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Prim was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-22)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

June 6, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested. Kyle Pullen #212695 was taken into custody on June 5, 2024, by the Lincoln Police Department and booked into the Lancaster County Jail.

Pullen disappeared on March 31, 2024, when he failed to return to CCC-L from his place of employment. He started his sentence on January 29, 2021. He was sentenced to five to eight years...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-22)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

May 29, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Team members at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) carry out the mission to keep people safe each and every day. Today, recognition was given to the best of the best for their achievements in 2023 to provide leadership, customer and community service, mentorship, and more at the department’s annual awards ceremony. The event was held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center and honored 38 teammates...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-21)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

May 27, 2024 (Omaha, Neb.) – Douglas Dowding #59207, age 59, died May 26, 2024, at a hospital in Omaha. He was incarcerated at the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O).

Dowding’s sentence began on September 19, 2003. He was serving a 43 to 50 year sentence for kidnapping and attempted first degree sexual assault out of Douglas County and theft and possession of a controlled substance out of Sarpy County.

While the cause of death...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-20) CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

May 24, 2024 (Omaha, Neb.) – A staff member at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) sustained a serious* injury this morning, resulting from an inmate assault.

The inmate threw an object, striking the staff member in the head. The staff member was diagnosed with a concussion.

An investigation of the incident has been launched. Findings will be provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution. The NDCS disciplinary process will be utilized...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-19)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

May 15, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, state, city and trucking industry leaders recognized the first cohort of incarcerated individuals to receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL) through a partnership with Hill Brothers Pro-Fleet CDL Driving Academy in Omaha. This initiative aims to provide job training and support to individuals as they return to the community after incarceration.

“This partnership recognizes the potential of the men and women...Read more

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