NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-159)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that three staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). All three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). They are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in that facility as to the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-164)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital

September 23, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) was hospitalized today for the treatment of serious* injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. The assault occurred inside the facility’s wood shop.

The injured inmate was attacked from behind and struck several times in the head with a large metal bar clamp. He was also stabbed repeatedly with a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-163)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 23, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that two staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). They are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in that facility as to the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-162)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 22, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). All four staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). They are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in that facility as to the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-161)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

September 22, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). William Wilder #85279 removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing, which was recovered about two blocks west of the facility.

Wilder started serving his sentence on February 7, 2017. He is serving eight to 10-years on charges out of Douglas...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-160)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

OPD arrests missing inmate

September 22, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – Officers with the Omaha Police Department arrested an inmate who failed to return to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after attending religious services in the community.

Thomas Craven #89093 was taken into custody at 18th and Carter shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21. He faces a new charge of possession of a controlled...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-158)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 20, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that five staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Four staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and one is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). All the staff members are self-isolating at home.

...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-157)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

September 20, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Thomas Craven #89093 was out on an approved furlough to attend religious services. Afterward, he was spotted leaving in an unknown vehicle. The facility received notification that Craven had removed his electronic monitoring device near the area of 48th and...Read more

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