NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

Nebraska Board of Parole COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update:

Modified Procedures

Pursuant to the State of Emergency declared by the President of the United States and the Governor of the State of Nebraska, and also in light of the indefinite suspension of visitation at and within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, please be advised of the following modified parole hearing procedures:

1. Parole hearings will continue to take place without the physical presence of the public. All parole hearings are recorded and can be requested pursuant to the public records statutes.

2. Individuals...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-40)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS suspends inmate visitation amid COVID-19

March 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Visitation with inmates housed in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has been suspended indefinitely amid concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). NDCS Director Scott. R. Frakes said the decision comes at the right time for limiting the spread of the illness across the agency’s 10 facilities.

“While there is no way to keep it...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-41)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Request for information concerning state prison facility publically released

March 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) launched a request for information pertaining to the design, construction, and financing for a new state prison facility. The request for information (RFI) has been posted on the Nebraska State Purchasing Bureau website (http://das.nebraska.gov/materiel/purchasing/RFI%203016/...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-39)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate dies

March 15, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A 53-year old inmate at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) was taken to the hospital and declared deceased shortly before 8:00 a.m. after being found unresponsive by facility staff this morning.

Shaun Kissack #73787 started serving his sentence on February 2, 2011. He was serving a 58- to 60-year sentence on a charge of first degree sexual assault of a child out of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-38)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

March 13, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Gabriel Magana-Cordova was found to be missing shortly after count was conducted at the facility this morning. Transaction records indicate that he withdrew money from an ATM machine a few hours earlier.

Magana-Cordova started serving...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-37)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS will implement questionnaire for facility entry

March 12, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – People entering the 10 facilities operated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will be asked to answer a series of questions to help identify those who have a higher chance of transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19). For now, visits will continue to be allowed with inmates.

“There is no guarantee that we won’t...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-35)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS utilizes defense strategy against coronavirus

March 10, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Director Scott R. Frakes says the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will utilize a “defend in place” strategy, as preparations are made to combat the coronavirus. Staff members and inmates have been advised that sanitary precautions are currently the best defense against contracting the illness.

“We are emphasizing handwashing...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-34)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at TSCI

March 6, 2020 (Lincoln, NE) – Gary Landanger #82717, age 72, died shortly after 4:00 a.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on September 2, 2015. Landanger was serving a four to seven year sentence out of Wayne County for possession of child pornography and visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Landanger was...Read more

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