NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-119)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 23, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A fire inside a cell room at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) resulted in serious injuries* to an inmate and one staff member today. Both are being treated at the hospital.

The fire broke out shortly after 11:00 a.m. Based on preliminary information, it appears the fire was intentionally set by the inmate using a TV cord. The resulting smoke forced the evacuation of 16 inmates and two staff members in one quadrant of the affected housing...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-118)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 12, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) went to the hospital for treatment of a serious injury*, resulting from an assault by another inmate.

The assault occurred on October 11, 2021.

The inmates were involved in physical altercation that left one of the men with a puncture wound to his chest. A homemade weapon believed to have been used during the assault was recovered inside a trash can. It had been passed to a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-117)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 11, 2021 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate assaulted a staff member at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC), resulting in a serious injury*.

The assault occurred on October 10, 2021. Two staff members were involved in restraining an inmate who exhibited signs of being intoxicated. The inmate headbutted one of the staff members in the face. That staff member was treated at the hospital for a broken nose.

Results of the investigation will be provided to the county attorney...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-116)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 9, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 40s died today at a hospital in Omaha. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with state law, NDCS is not releasing the name of the inmate. He was sentenced on a charge of first-degree...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-115)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 8, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 30s died today at a hospital in Omaha. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with state law, NDCS is not releasing the name of the inmate. He was sentenced on a charge of first-degree sexual assault out of Douglas...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-114)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 7, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Chianda Young, (26), a canteen operator at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. §83-417).

Young has been employed by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since September 9, 2019. This is the only facility where she has worked. Young resigned her position with the agency.

Unauthorized...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-112)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 5, 2021 (Omaha, Neb.) – Robert Camacho #83869, age 36, died on October 4, 2021 at the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). His sentence started April 18, 2016. Camacho was sentenced 15 to 20 years for a charge of first degree arson out of Douglas County.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), a grand jury will conduct an investigation....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-113)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov October 5, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 40s died today at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with state law, NDCS is not releasing the name of the inmate. He was sentenced on charges out of Lancaster County...Read more

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