NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-221)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that eight 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: Lincoln Correctional Center (4), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (3) and the Work Ethic Camp (1). All eight staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-220)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 15, 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 Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and the Community Corrections Center-Omaha. All three staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-219)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 14, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that two staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). One staff member is employed at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). The second staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Both staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-218)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 13, 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). Two staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) and two are employed at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). All four staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-217)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 13, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Housing units in two separate prison facilities operated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are on a combination of quarantine and medical isolation due inmates testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Nearly 120 inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) were tested this week, after a single inmate received a confirmed test for COVID-19. Just over half of the results came back positive. In...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-216)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 12, 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 located at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (2), Nebraska State Penitentiary (1) and the Staff Training Academy (1). All four staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-215)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 12, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced several leadership changes at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Rich Cruickshank, warden of the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC), has been appointed to serve as assistant deputy director for intelligence and investigations. Cruickshank has been with NDCS for 37 years. During that time he has served as warden at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), the Community Corrections...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-214)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 11, 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). Three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. The fourth person is employed at the Central Office. All four staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in those locations as to the positive...Read more

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