NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 19, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). Devante Prusia #83613 disappeared today while he was supposed to be at his place of employment. The electronic monitoring device he was wearing was removed.

Prusia started his sentence on February 23, 2016. He was sentenced to six to 10 years on charges out of Douglas County that include burglary and theft by deception. He has a parole...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 18, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Antoine Young #69263, age 48, died today at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC). His sentence started February 3, 2009. Young was serving a life sentence for first degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony out of Douglas County.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Young was undergoing treatment for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 17, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). Robert Moss #215151 left the facility today without authorization. The electronic monitoring device he was wearing was removed and located by staff members near a shopping center about a mile from CCC-O. When they spotted Moss nearby, he ran off. They provided Omaha police officers with his last known location.

Moss started his sentence on...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 11, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The evacuation of a housing unit yesterday at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) resulted from a burst pipe. One-hundred and thirty-four men were moved. The majority were relocated to a new housing unit at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC). Alternative housing was also identified within NSP and RTC.

Nate Bornemeier, engineering administrator at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) said the breach was detected in a...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 10, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Interim Director Diane Sabatka-Rine announced the retirement of one warden and the appointment of another at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook, NE.

Pam Morello will retire on February 2, 2023. She leaves NDCS with more than 21 years of service. Morello has been warden at WEC since July 2011.

“Warden Morello has been committed to transforming lives throughout her career with...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 10, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing yesterday from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) is hospitalized following a crash. An officer with the Lincoln Police Department notified the facility that Christopher Manzer #44660 was taken into custody last night following a collision with a semi-truck at Highway 2 and 13th Street. The collision was witnessed by a sheriff’s deputy shortly after 9:00 p.m. Due to his injuries, Manzer was transported to a...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 10, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A water leak has prompted the relocation of almost 140 inmates from a housing unit at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. The majority of the inmates were moved into the gymnasium overnight. Plans are underway to move those individuals to more permanent housing, while assessment continues into what prompted the leak and identifying necessary repairs.

The leak was initially detected late yesterday afternoon. It caused the flooding of a lower level...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 9, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – Terry Inness #73246, age 75, died on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC). His sentence started March 16, 2011. He was serving a 30- to 40-year sentence for two counts of attempted first degree sexual assault of a child out of Lancaster County.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Inness was undergoing treatment for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the...Read more

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