NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-20)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

August 14, 2018 (Lincoln Neb.) – Today at 11:05 a.m., Director Scott R. Frakes made the following statement:

“The execution of Carey Dean Moore (60) #32947, scheduled for 10 a.m. today, was carried out pursuant to the order issued by the Nebraska Supreme Court on July 5, 2018. The first of four substances was administered at 10:24 a.m. The Lancaster County coroner pronounced Moore’s time of death at 10:47 a.m.

“As the director of the Nebraska Department of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-A8)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-471-5799 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Aug. 7, 2018 (Omaha, Neb.) – Monarch butterflies migrating through Nebraska have a much needed place to rest, thanks to several men at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC).

The facility has partnered with the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Nebraska Wildlife Federation to give monarch butterflies a place to thrive. They are doing it by planting three different varieties of local ecotype milkweed on facility grounds. Grounds Corporal David Moore, at OCC, is leading the project...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-18)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

LINCOLN – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced the selection of four members of the Nebraska news media who will witness the execution of Carey Dean Moore (60) #32947 on August 14 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

They include the following individuals and their representative organizations: Joe Duggan, Omaha World Herald; Grant Schulte, Associated Press; Chip Matthews, News Channel Nebraska and, Brent Martin, Nebraska Radio Network.

By statute, Director...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-17)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

LINCOLN – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced the time of day for the execution of Carey Dean Moore (60) #32947. The execution, carried out by lethal injection, will occur at 10 a.m. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on August 14, 2018.

Procedures for carrying out an execution are included in state statute as well as in Title 69, Chapter 11 of the Nebraska Administrative Code.

“NDCS is adhering to those procedures to ensure the order of the court is...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-16)

CONTACT Kimberly McGill, Public Information Officer, Nebraska State Penitentiary OFFICE 402-479-3227

July 7, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) Benjamin Oates (62), inmate # 81600 died at 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Oates was serving 30 to 50 years for attempted sexual assault of a child in Douglas County. His sentence began on January 14, 2015. He had a projected release date of December 20, 2038. While the cause of his death has not been determined, Oates was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-15) CONTACT Kimberly McGill, Public Information Officer, Nebraska State Penitentiary OFFICE 402-479-3227 | kimberly.mcgill@nebraska.gov

June 13, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Dennis Shupe (49), inmate #86866, died at 4:20 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Shupe was serving 5 to 10 years for second degree assault from Thurston County. His sentence began on December 13, 2017; he had a projected release date of November 23, 2021.

While the cause of his death has not been determined, Shupe was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-14)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

June 7, 2018 (LINCOLN) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced the appointment of Robert Madsen to serve as deputy director for prisons and Michele Capps to serve as warden of the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). These appointments follow the recent organizational restructuring and promotion of Diane Sabatka-Rine from deputy director to chief of operations.

“Throughout their careers, Robert and Michele have consistently demonstrated their commitment to corrections,” said...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-14)

CONTACT Kimberly McGill, Public Information Officer, Nebraska State Penitentiary

OFFICE 402-479-3227 | kimberly.mcgill@nebraska.gov

June 5, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Cornelius Black Bonnette (72), inmate #34541, died at 10:40 AM on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Mr. Black Bonnette was serving a life-to-life sentence for murder in the 1st degree from Lancaster County. His sentence began on August 23, 1982.

While the cause of his death has not been determined, he was being treated for long-term medical conditions. As is the case whenever an...Read more

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