NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-148)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 12, 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). One staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The other two are employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). All three affected staff members are self-isolating at home...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-147)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 11, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that six staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). All individuals are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-146)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Uptick in COVID cases leads to quarantine at DEC

September 11, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) in Lincoln is under quarantine, due to an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases among inmates. More than 200 inmates agreed to undergo testing at the facility on Thursday, September 10. Thirty of those results were positive and came from multiple housing units.

“As we did at the Nebraska State Penitentiary...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-145)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 10, 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 employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). All individuals are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-144)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Corrections staff & police arrest missing inmate

September 10, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – Staff members, working in concert with officers from the Omaha Police Department, arrested an inmate who failed to return to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O).

Authorities were notified last night when Travis Running Bear #64654 did not return from his job in the community. After stopping at several locations, including a couple of stores, he...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-143)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS updates positive COVID cases at NSP & DEC

September 10, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Additional inmates are positive for COVID-19 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) following testing at both of those facilities. This was the second testing opportunity provided to inmates at NSP in the past two weeks. Of 453 tests administered this week, 82 have returned positive so far. A handful of tests are still...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-142)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 9, 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 agency’s Central Office. The other staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Both individuals are self-isolating at home.

Notification will...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-141)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 8, 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 attending training at the agency’s Staff Training Academy (STA). The second staff member is employed at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Both individuals are self-...Read more

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