NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-128)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 18, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Atlee Mosemann, age 41, died this morning at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence started February 2, 2017. Mosemann was serving a 16 to 20 year sentence for second degree sexual assault of a child out of Hitchcock County.

While his cause of death has not been determined, Mosemann was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-127)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 13, 2021 (Omaha, Neb.) – Cody Wilbourn, age 30, died on November 12, 2021 at a hospital in Omaha. He was incarcerated at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC).

Wilbourn’s sentence started April 15, 2013. He was sentenced seven and a half to 18 years for multiple charges that included burglary, assault on an officer, assault by a confined person, evidence tampering and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. The charges originated out of Dawson, Lancaster and Johnson...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-126)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 9, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that Craig Gable has been appointed warden of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Craig replaces Todd Wasmer who will become the assistant warden at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC).

“Craig brings the leadership perspective and approach we need at TSCI. He has been about transformation throughout his career and has moved through the ranks at several facilities,” said Director...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-125)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 5, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing last month from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested. Austin Risor #84566 is currently being held at the Lancaster County jail. He was taken into custody the morning of Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Risor failed to return to CCC-L following his work assignment on October 28, 2021. His sentence started on September 16, 2016. He was sentenced to 10 to 11 years for numerous charges out of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-124)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 5, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Michael Fitzgerald #72646 was picked up by members of the Lincoln Police Department early on the morning of November 4, 2021. He was reported missing the previous day.

Fitzgerald started his sentence on December 1, 2010. He was sentenced 16 to 22 years on two charges of burglary...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-123)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 3, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Michael Fitzgerald #72646 did not return to the facility this morning following his work assignment. Upon contact, his employer indicated that Fitzgerald had not reported for work as scheduled.

Fitzgerald started his sentence on December 1, 2010. He was sentenced 16 to 22 years on two charges of burglary out of Wayne County. He has a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-121)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 28, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Austin Risor #84566 did not return from his work assignment this morning. For a while, staff were able to monitor his location through the electronic monitoring device he was wearing. Once in the area of N 33rd and Superior Street, he removed the device, which was recovered by staff.

Risor started his sentence on September 16, 2016. He...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-120)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 28, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Water service has been restored to the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) following repairs to several pipes on the campus. Water was initially turned off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26. Facility maintenance workers and an external repair crews worked through pouring rain on Wednesday to identify breaches in the pipes and get them fixed. Water was restored to all but one housing unit by that afternoon. The facility was completely back on normal...Read more

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