NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-156)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 19, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that six staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and three staff workers are employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). All the staff members are self-isolating at home...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-155)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 18, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that nine staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Nebraska State Penitentiary (4), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (3), Central Office (1) and the agency’s Staff Training Academy (1). All...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-154)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at hospital

September 18, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 50’s died today at the Lincoln hospital where he was receiving medical treatment. Upon admission to the hospital, he tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate had several underlying health conditions, in addition to his recent diagnosis for the coronavirus. He had been hospitalized for two weeks.

For the privacy of the family as...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-153)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 17, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that eight staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Nebraska State Penitentiary (5), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (2), and the Omaha Correctional Center (1). All staff members are self-isolating...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-152)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that nine staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Nebraska State Penitentiary (5), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (2), Lincoln Correctional Center (1), and the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-151)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at hospital

September 16, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) Jose Cruz #75857, age 59, died today at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He was incarcerated at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC).

Cruz started serving his sentence on May 24, 2012. He was serving 14- to 24-years on charges out of Madison County that included four counts of delivery/intent to deliver a hazardous drug (methamphetamine), one count of conspiracy to deliver (methamphetamine)...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-150)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 14, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that six staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The other three are employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) and the agency’s Central...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-149)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 13, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The fourth person is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). All four staff members are self-isolating at home....Read more

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