NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-14)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

March 31, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) Adrian Rodriguez (26), #87054, turned himself in to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-0) at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Authorities placed Rodriguez on escape status yesterday morning, when he failed to return to the facility from his place of work.

Rodriguez is serving a three year sentence for third degree assault of a peace officer. His tentative release date is scheduled for May 9, 2019....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-13)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

March 30, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Adrian Rodriguez #87054 was reported missing at 9:00 a.m. this morning when he failed to return to the facility from his place of employment.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-12)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

DEC staff member injured in assault

March 26, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) – An inmate at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) in Lincoln assaulted a staff member on Monday, March 25, 2019, resulting in a serious* injury.

The incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. The inmate hit the staff member in the torso and head multiple times with a closed fist. Responding staff members were able to assist the injured staff member in restraining the inmate.

The injured staff member...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-11)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

March 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Director Scott Frakes joined Governor Pete Ricketts in opening a state of the art, 160-bed female living unit at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L).

“This expansion and renovation increases overall capacity to 660 beds for men and women at CCC-L,” said Director Frakes. “In addition to providing much needed bed space, it provides core services and employment opportunities through the addition of a new...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-10)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

TSCI staff member treated for injuries resulting from assault

March 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) – Two inmates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) assaulted a staff member on Thursday, March 21, 2019, resulting in serious* injuries.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. the staff member was escorting one of the inmates back to a cell. The wrong door was mistakenly opened and the second inmate, armed with a homemade weapon,...Read more

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website to help connect more Nebraskans with opportunities to request and provide relief. The website can be viewed at http://www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong/ .

“Nebraska’s response to the flooding has been incredible as neighbors have been stepping up to help one another,” said Governor Ricketts. “We are working to bring new resources online on a daily basis as we start the long road to recovery. Together, we will rebuild and keep our communities strong and growing.”

On the website,...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-08)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

March 5, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Katara Smith #68526 was discovered missing shortly before 6:00 p.m. tonight.

CCC-O is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work opportunities, attend school and religious services...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-07)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

March 5, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Steven Braesch, (46), inmate #81255, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Bryan Hospital West. He was assigned to the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC).

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on March 4, Braesch was found unresponsive in his cell from an apparent suicide attempt. Staff members immediately initiated CPR. Braesch was transported to the hospital by emergency responders.

Braesch was serving a life...Read more

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