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NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-71)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the fourth of an eight-part series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907. Follow along to learn more about the programs’ goals, expectations and successes.

Dec. 6, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Center for People in Need (CFPIN) provides classes and programs for incarcerated individuals throughout the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) system, in addition to providing jobs, food, clothing, household goods, educational...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-70)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

December 5, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Steven Redmond (65), #53164, died today at 10:54 a.m. at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln. He had been assigned to the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. His sentence began on November 23, 1999. He was serving a 44 – 66 years for second degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (Kimball County).

Cause of death has not been determined; Redmond was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-69)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the third of an eight-part series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907. Follow along to learn more about the programs’ goals, expectations and successes.

December 1, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) offers support, promotes wellness and encourages hope in all those struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

Incorporated in 2001, MHA-NE is currently the only nonprofit peer...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-68) CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

November 30, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Michael Juranek (68), #78251, died at 8:02 p.m. at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. He had been assigned to the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on June 13, 2013. He was serving a life sentence for 1st degree murder, along with 5 – 10 years for use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (Douglas County).

Cause of death has not been determined; Juranek was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-67)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the second of an eight-part series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907. Follow along to learn more about the programs’ goals, expectations and successes.

Nov. 21, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – ReConnect, Inc., is a non-profit human service agency founded in 2011, and focuses on reentry for those currently and formerly incarcerated, in addition to keeping youth out of the criminal justice system. During their first year as a Nebraska...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-66)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

November 21, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that the $2500 hiring bonus, scheduled to end on November 17th, will continue through January 2, 2018. The hiring bonus was announced on October 2nd as a targeted recruiting strategy to decrease vacancies at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

New employees hired for NSP or TSCI receive the $2500 bonus, paid out quarterly over their...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-64)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the first of an eight-part series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907. Follow along to learn more about the programs’ goals, expectations and successes.

Nov. 17, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The need to obtain and maintain meaningful employment upon release from prison is critical to one’s success in living a crime-free life. More than 93 percent of Nebraska’s prison population will reenter the community and finding work with a criminal...Read more

Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-63)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

November 9, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Scott R. Frakes provided Jose Sandoval, #59147, notice of the substances to be employed in Sandoval’s execution by lethal injection.

No date has been set for the execution. The Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) Title 69, Chapter 11, requires the director to provide notice to the condemned inmate at least 60 days prior to the Attorney General’s request to the Nebraska...Read more

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