NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-82)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Disturbance results in damage to DEC housing unit

December 25, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A disturbance inside a housing unit resulted in property damage, but no injuries at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) on December 24, 2019. The incident started before 7:00 p.m., causing the facility to be placed on lockdown* status, while the investigation proceeded into those responsible for causing the incident.

“Members of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-81)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Amid initial cases, NDCS takes proactive approach to combating flu

December 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is taking a proactive and preventive approach to combatting the flu. Director Scott R. Frakes confirms that 45 inmates have become sick in recent weeks at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L), the Community Corrections Center-...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-79)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary

December 11, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Serviano Ruiz #89846, age 77, died shortly after 5:00 a.m. today at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence started on July 3, 2019. Ruiz was serving a two year sentence out of Lancaster County for abuse of a vulnerable adult.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Ruiz was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Six men at NDCS facility test positive for salmonella

December 11, 2019 (Lincoln, NEB.) – Testing has revealed that six men incarcerated at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) became infected with salmonella, on or around November 22, 2019. Others also became sick around the same time period with similar symptoms, but were not tested. All are recovering from their symptoms.

Dr. Harbans Deol, medical director at the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-78)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

New warden appointed at NCYF

December 9, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Chief of Operations, Diane Sabatka-Rine announced the appointment of Loretta Wells as the new warden for the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Wells will assume her new duties on December 23, 2019.

Wells comes to the post, having most recently served as deputy warden at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Her career started at NDCS in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-77)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

December 5, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Shelton Fils #76680 left the facility at around 6:00 p.m. on December 4, 2019. He removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing, which was recovered in Carter Lake, IA.

CCC-O is one of two community custody facilities operated...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Nebraska bakery shows appreciation for NDCS teammates

November 26, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – At a time of year when the focus is on giving thanks for things big and small, a Nebraska-based baking company is sharing its appreciation for the work performed by teammates at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Members of the NDCS leadership team had the opportunity to facilitate delivery of the special pre-Thanksgiving...Read more

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