NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-140)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS offers condolences in loss of LPD officer Herrera

September 7, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) joins law enforcement organizations across Nebraska in sharing its condolences with the family, friends and co-workers of Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera.

“We know this is a particularly difficult time for the Herrera family as well as those with whom he worked,” said NDCS director Scott R....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-139)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

September 6, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The individual is self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-138)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

September 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). The individual is self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-137)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmates positive for COVID-19

September 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Thirty-four inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) since testing at that facility began one week ago. That number includes one individual who was tested upon being admitted to a Lincoln hospital for diagnosis of a separate medical issue. That person remains hospitalized.

Testing started at the facility on August 28 in four housing...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-136)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

September 2, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). The individual is self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-135)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 31, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). The individual is self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-134)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Staff member assaulted at LCC

August 31, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) assaulted a staff member on Sunday, August 30, 2020, resulting in a serious* injury.

The inmate refused multiple directives to be placed in restraints so he could be moved to another area of the facility. He became physically aggressive and punched the same staff member twice in the head. With the second punch, it caused the staff...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-133)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmates positive for COVID-19

August 30, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – All housing units at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) are under quarantine, in order to ensure the health and well-being of those who live and work inside the facility.

Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes said that testing done on Friday revealed 29 inmates in four housing units were positive for COVID-19. Due to the...Read more

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