NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-06)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

January 19, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Scott R. Frakes provided Carey Dean Moore, #32947, notice of the substances to be employed in Moore’s execution by lethal injection.

No date has been set for the execution. The Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) Title 69, Chapter 11, requires the director to provide notice to the condemned inmate at least 60 days prior to the Attorney General’s request to the Nebraska...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-05)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the last of a series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907.

Jan. 19, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Without the proper training, stepping back into the workforce after incarceration is a daunting expectation. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is helping reduce recidivism by providing pre-employment training in a number of areas such as carpentry, drywall, roofing, finish carpentry and more.

“I feel like our greatest success has...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-04)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

January 17, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes testified on several legislative bills in front of the Judiciary Committee. The bills mainly concerned the early release of incarcerated individuals in various manners, including medical care, access to community resources and accelerated parole.

A summary of the agency’s position on each bill is listed below. Full testimony on each bill can be found...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-03)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

January 10, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Governor Ricketts announced that his budget includes adding a 100-bed unit to the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).

“This new construction adds minimum custody beds, which will allow individuals to transition through the system and ultimately to the community,“ said Director Frakes. “We appreciate the Governor’s support as we increase our capacity and keep people safe.

“We have focused significant efforts on reentry...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-02)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

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

CONTACT Rhonda Lahm, Director, Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles

OFFICE 402-471-3900 | rhonda.lahm@nebraska.gov

Jan. 4, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Rhonda Lahm, director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), applauded their teams for a collaboration that will make Nebraska’s communities safer.

It is...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-01)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the sixth of an eight-part series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907. Follow along to learn more about the programs’ goals, expectations and successes.

Jan. 3, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Finding suitable employment after incarceration is a difficult task. It’s a task made even more difficult when candidates don’t believe they have a proper education or skillset. Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is making significant strides in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-74)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Dec. 21, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb). – The holidays offer a time for family members – most notably children and parents – to bond and grow closer together. For the children of incarcerated parents, however, opportunities to see one’s mom or dad can be few and far between.

Christian Heritage – a Christ-centered ministry with offices in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney – is making the holiday season a bit easier for children who are missing their incarcerated parents. Through their “...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-73)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Dec. 15, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – “I can’t wait to go back again.”

Speakers, presenters and entertainers from the Mid-America Speakers Bureau (MSB) have echoed these seven simple words time and time again after sharing their stories at Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facilities.

MSB President Barry Carlson said despite setting a goal to speak in a prison before August of 2016, he was very apprehensive about his first visit to the Nebraska...Read more

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