NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-15)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

April 12, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A staff member at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) sustained a serious* injury in an inmate assault.

The assault happened on Thursday, April 4, 2024, when an inmate punched a staff member in the head multiple times. The initial medical examination indicated the staff member was not seriously injured. At a later date, the staff member was diagnosed with a concussion.

An investigation of the incident has...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-14)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

April 12, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Alex Reynoso Vargas #217299 was checked out of CCC-L for job orientation and did not return to the facility yesterday evening. Staff went to his last known location near 22nd and “D” Street in Lincoln and located his electronic monitor.

Reynoso Vargas started his sentence on June 14, 2023. He was sentenced to...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-13)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

April 11, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Brian Adams #26103, age 74, died yesterday. He was incarcerated at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC).

His sentence began on October 29, 1968. Adams was serving a life sentence for first degree murder out of Douglas County.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-12)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

April 7, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) assaulted a staff member on Saturday, April 6, 2024, resulting in a serious* injury.

The inmate punched the staff member with a closed fist, knocking the staff member to the ground. While the staff member was on the ground, the inmate continued to deliver closed fist strikes. Responding staff members removed the inmate from the area. The staff member was treated at the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-12)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

Inmate missing from community corrections facility March 31, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Kyle Pullen #212695 failed to return to CCC-L from work yesterday.

Pullen started his sentence on January 29, 2021. He was sentenced to five to eight years for possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person out of Douglas County. He has a parole...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-11)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

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

CONTACT Jennifer Snyder, Communications Specialist, Southeast Community College

OFFICE 402-323-3393 | jnsyder@southeast.edu

March 15, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has partnered with Southeast Community College (SCC) to expand higher education access to individuals incarcerated in five southeast Nebraska facilities/locations. SCC...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-10)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

February 28, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Jose Cabrera-Lomeli #217364, age 52, died February 26, 2024, at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC).

Cabrera-Lomeli’s sentence began on October 2, 2023. He was serving 160-220 years for multiple counts of first degree sexual assault of a child out of Sarpy County.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (24-09)

CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

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

February 22, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jonathan King #69029 was taken into custody yesterday by the Little Rock Police Department and booked into the Pulaski County Jail.

King disappeared from his place of employment on February 16, 2024. He started his sentence on January 20, 2009. He was sentenced to 30 to 40 years for two counts...Read more

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