NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Reentry resources have powerful impact on those releasing from NDCS

November 6, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Two reentry resources created by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are proving to have a powerful impact on men and women who are getting ready to return to society.

“It has been a year since the Reentry Workbook was published. The accompanying Reentry Guide was released a few months later. Both...Read more

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CONTACTS: Adam Eakin/DMV Project & Information Manager, adam.eakin@nebraska.gov

Laura Strimple/NDCS Chief of Staff, laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

Erika Hill/NDCS Communications Director, erika.hill@nebraska.gov

Video can be found here .

Agency partnerships provide IDs to those preparing for release

October 29, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) A partnership between the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has reached a new level in assisting those who...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS launches new bonuses to address staffing at Nebraska State Penitentiary

October 24, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Scott R. Frakes said the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) would immediately launch substantial new initiatives to hire and retain protective service staff members at its three largest male facilities. The announcement comes as the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) moves into modified operations* to allow for...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-65)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

October 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Charles Castillo-Hernandez #84715 took off running from the facility around 6:30 p.m. on October 21, 2019. Staff continued to pursue him until he jumped a fence near the perimeter of CCCO. Omaha police responded immediately to the facility and searched the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-63)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 10, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) A community corrections inmate who escaped nine months ago, has been arrested by the Bellevue Police Department. Brandon Jones (#83097) left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on January 11, 2019 for a work assignment, and failed to show up. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested by Bellevue police the evening of October 9, 2019.

Jones is serving three to 11-years for charges out of Douglas County including...Read more

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CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

Volunteers from WEC help people in need

October 3, 2019 (McCook, Neb.) Even though they never get the chance to meet the recipients of their efforts, volunteers from the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook are gratified to know they make a difference to adults and children who live in the community. The facility has teamed up with The Sharing Place, located in the McCook Christian Church.

The Sharing Place has been offering up free donations to the community...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-61)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at hospital

September 29, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Anthony Davis #80194, age 40, died at approximately 7:00 p.m. on September 28, 2019 at Bryan Medical Center-West in Lincoln. He had been hospitalized since September 16. Davis was being treated for injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. That inmate is not being identified while the investigation into that incident continues.

Davis, an inmate at the...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary

September 25, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Jay Witt #81156, age 53, died today at 4:16 p.m. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on October 22, 2014. Witt was serving a 30- to 40-year sentence stemming from charges out of Douglas County including: manslaughter, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

While the cause of death has not been...Read more

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