NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-72)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

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

Note: This is the fifth 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.

Dec. 14, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Finding a suitable place to live is key to a person’s ability to successfully reenter society after leaving prison. However, while securing housing is a prerequisite for probation and parole and a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-71)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

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

Note: This is the fourth 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.

Dec. 6, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Center for People in Need (CFPIN) provides classes and programs for incarcerated individuals throughout the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) system, in addition to providing jobs, food, clothing, household goods, educational...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-70)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

December 5, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Steven Redmond (65), #53164, died today at 10:54 a.m. at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln. He had been assigned to the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. His sentence began on November 23, 1999. He was serving a 44 – 66 years for second degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (Kimball County).

Cause of death has not been determined; Redmond was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-69)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

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

Note: This is the third 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.

December 1, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) offers support, promotes wellness and encourages hope in all those struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

Incorporated in 2001, MHA-NE is currently the only nonprofit peer...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-68) CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

November 30, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Michael Juranek (68), #78251, died at 8:02 p.m. at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. He had been assigned to the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on June 13, 2013. He was serving a life sentence for 1st degree murder, along with 5 – 10 years for use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (Douglas County).

Cause of death has not been determined; Juranek was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is...Read more

Pages