NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-238)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 29, 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). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (2), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Community Corrections Center – Omaha (1) and the Central Office (2). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-235)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 28, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Frank Johns #83335, age 51, died on November 27, 2020 at Bryan Medical Center-West. He was incarcerated at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).

Johns started serving his sentence on January 6, 2016. He was sentenced 16- to 20-years on a combination of charges out of York, Hall, Buffalo, Lincoln, and Merrick counties that involved issuing bad checks, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking.

While the cause of death has...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-236)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 28, 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). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Omaha Correctional Center (2), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (1), and the Central Office (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-234)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 27, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that three staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and the Central Office. All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in those...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-233)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 26, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Brandon Imes #85877 did not return as scheduled this morning from his work assignment in the community. The electronic monitoring device he was wearing was disabled.

Imes started serving his sentence on June 15, 2020. He was sentenced to one year in prison on charges out of Gage County that include possession of a controlled...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-232)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 25, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that seven 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: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (4), Omaha Correctional Center (2), and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-231)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 24, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that 17 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: Omaha Correctional Center (6), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (5), Lincoln Correctional Center (3), Nebraska State Penitentiary (2), and the Central Office (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-230)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 23, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 70s died today at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested negative for COVID-19 when he was admitted to the hospital back in October. He was undergoing treatment for multiple medical issues. He recently tested positive for the virus.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the...Read more

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