Due to a reduction in staffing, inmate visitation will be canceled at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Thank you.
 

NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

Watch KETV Newswatch 7's story on NDCS's Intentional Peer Support program HERE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-45)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

International certifications earned by 18 men at penitentiary

August 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Director Scott R. Frakes is commending the work of 18 men who are the first inmates in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-43)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 1, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) An inmate who failed to return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) earlier this week is now back in custody. Authorities say Antwon Williams #78187 turned himself in this morning. He left the facility for work on July 29, 2019 and did not come back following his scheduled shift. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Williams was returned to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). He has been cited for escape.

...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-41)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

New warden appointed at NDCS

July 29, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced the appointment of Todd Wasmer as the new warden for the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Wasmer will assume his new duties on August 5, 2019. He replaces Brad Hansen, who is retiring after 42 years with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS).

Most recently, Wasmer has served as...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-42)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS community corrections inmate missing

July 29, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Antwon Williams #78187 did not return to the facility this morning from his place of work.

CCC-L is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility....Read more

NDCS inmate found deceased in Lincoln hotel July 27, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Craig Haynes (49), #82305 was found deceased this afternoon in the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 808 R Street in Lincoln. Haynes, an inmate at the Community Correctional Center-Lincoln (CCC-L), was employed at the hotel. He was assigned there as part of a work release program.

Haynes was sentenced 10- to 12- years out of Lancaster County for driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, false reporting, 3rd degree assault and making terroristic threats. He had a parole hearing set for January of 2020 and a tentative...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-39)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

NSP staff members injured in assault

July 18, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate assaulted two staff members at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. One staff member sustained a serious injury* including a cut that needed a topical adhesive and bruising. The second staff member sustained bruising.

The incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. An inmate verbally threatened a staff member and punched the staff...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-38)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

Missing CCCL inmate arrested

July 15, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested by the Hastings Police Department. Anthony Mattison (30), #84578 was reported missing after leaving the facility on June 29, 2019.

Mattison is serving a six to 11 year sentence for theft by receiving stolen property out of Platte County. His tentative release date is...Read more

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