NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-08)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 19, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Harold Wilson #37418, age 65, died on January 18, 2021 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence started on October 17, 1986. Wilson was serving a 56- to 170-year sentence for first degree sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping and first degree murder out of Dawson County.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Wilson had multiple medical conditions. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-07)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 14, 2021 (York, Neb.) – The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is on quarantine status due to a recent uptick in staff members and inmates testing positive for COVID- 19.

“Based on the initial positive cases, testing was offered to all women living in that facility. Approximately 45 percent of the population accepted so far,” said Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). “As the results come in, we will be able to...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-06)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 10, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that 10 staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (3), Nebraska State Penitentiary (1), Lincoln Correctional Center (1), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (1), Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (1), Community Corrections Center...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-05)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 5, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that eight staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (2), Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (2), Nebraska State Penitentiary (1), Lincoln Correctional Center (1), Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (1) and Cornhusker State...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-04)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 5, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Bryce Kummer #6666, age 62, died on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). Kummer was placed with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) by Platte County for safekeeping.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Kummer was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-03)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 4, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that an initial box of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 has been received by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Later this week, the first 50 doses will be given to health staff members who wish to be vaccinated.

“They are the individuals who work directly and most consistently with members of the inmate population,” noted Dir. Frakes. “As in the community, our health care...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-02)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 2, 2021 (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 following locations: Nebraska State Penitentiary (1), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (1) and Cornhusker State Industries (1). All staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-01)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

January 2, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Anna Berg #392332 did not return from her work assignment in the community on January 1, 2021. The electronic monitoring device she was wearing was found inside a trash can just north of 27th and Cornhusker in Lincoln.

Berg started serving her sentence on February 3, 2020. She was sentenced to three years in prison on two counts...Read more

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