NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-76)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

June 8, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate who walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on June 7, 2020. Viet Tran #75555 was not in the facility during the evening count. The electronic monitoring device he had been wearing was found in the area of SW 27th Street and Van Dorn in Lincoln.

Tran began serving his sentence on April 12, 2012. He is...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-75)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate arrested in Texas after chase

June 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Franklin County, Texas. Brandon Britton #72081 and another inmate, Ronald Taylor #50231, left their electronic monitoring devices lying in the area of Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street in Lincoln on the morning of May 21, 2020.

Britton was taken into custody today after leading officers in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-74)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

June 5, 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 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The second teammate was attending the Staff Training Academy (STA).

Notification will be provided to individuals in both locations about the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-73)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

June 3, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Sheena Meidt (31), a recreation specialist at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC), was arrested today by the Nebraska State Patrol for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417).

She has been an employee of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since August 2019. She previously held positions as a corporal and a unit case worker. Following her arrest, Meidt...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-72)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

June 2, 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). The staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). They are both self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-71)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

May 31, 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). The staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). They are both self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-70)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 26, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The person is self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-69)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 25, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). The person is self-isolating at home.

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

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