NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-68)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmates missing from community correctional facility

May 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about two inmates who walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) early this morning. Ronald Taylor #50231 and Brandon Britton #72081 removed the electronic monitoring devices they were wearing and left them in the area of Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street in Lincoln.

Taylor began serving his sentence on October 30,...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-67)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmates test positive for COVID-19

May 20, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), announced that three inmates assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, seven men from that facility have tested positive. No other inmates in any other facilities have tested positive for COVID-19

Contact tracing will be...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-66)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate tests positive for COVID-19

May 18, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). That individual was identified as a close contact of another inmate who tested positive for the virus, and has been under quarantine.

This is the fourth inmate to test positive in NDCS. All four men were from CCC-O. Contact...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-65)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The person is self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-64)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate tests positive for COVID-19

May 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). That individual went to the hospital for unrelated medical issues and was tested upon admission.

This is the third inmate to test positive in NDCS. All three men were from CCC-O. Contact tracing will be conducted to identify...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-63)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate pronounced deceased at hospital

May 15, 2020 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Ryan Lykens #76263, age 36, was pronounced deceased at the Johnson County Hospital at 1:15 p.m. on May 15, 2020. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital after being found unresponsive in his cell a short time earlier.

Lykens, was incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on August 6, 2012. Lykens was serving a sentence of seven...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-62)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Second inmate tests positive for COVID-19

May 15, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes provided a summary update on the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). To date, 20 inmates have been tested for the virus by NDCS medical staff or an outside medical provider. Twelve results have come back negative and other results are still pending. Two results have been positive. One was for...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-61)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 13, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The person is self-isolating at home.

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

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