NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-25)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Facility upgrades help teach new trades

February 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A much-needed improvement project is providing men at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) with valuable, high demand skills. For the last four-and-a-half months, a small crew has been demolishing and renovating all of the showers and bathrooms in the facility.

“This project in particular provides opportunities for the incarcerated population to take...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-23)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS to explore new prison construction options

February 18, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) announced he would soon be issuing a request for information (RFI) in order to identify possible options for the construction, maintenance and creation of new prison capacity.

“In particular, this will allow for the exploration of a public-private...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-22)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

February 13, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Dustin Lankster #83180 removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing, around 1:00 p.m. At the time, he was out on a pass that allowed him to seek employment. The device was recovered close to a bus stop at 30th and Taylor in Omaha.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-11)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at state penitentiary

February 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – James Hall #42486, age 63, died at 12:55 p.m. today at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence started December 18, 1997. He was serving a 10-year to life sentence out of Hall County for second degree murder.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Hall was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-10)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Community corrections center inmate dies

February 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A 21-year old inmate at the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) was taken to the hospital and declared deceased after being found unresponsive in his cell around 4:20 this morning.

Carmichael Elya #85388 began serving his sentence on March 6, 2017. He was serving six to 10-years on a charge of first degree sexual assault out of Sarpy County.

The cause of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-09)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Missing inmates returned to custody

January 28, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on January 17, 2020 has been arrested by the Norfolk Police Department. Jamie Bear #210013 was taken into custody at a residence early this morning. He is being held at the Madison County jail.

Bear failed to return to CCC-L on January 17 from his scheduled work assignment. He is serving a two-...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-08)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate apprehended after escape from Work Ethic Camp

January 28, 2020 (McCook, Neb.) – An inmate was apprehended shortly after jumping the fence at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook this morning. The escape occurred just before 9:30 a.m. Ryan Lykens #76263 (37) was taken into custody near the facility around 45 minutes later.

Staff members noticed that razor wire along the fence line at the facility had been pushed aside and followed tracks in the snow to a...Read more

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