NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-50)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

September 22, 2017 (Omaha, Neb.) – Today, Tre King, food service specialist at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC), was arrested on several charges related to contraband.

King, (23), had a personal cell phone in his possession inside the facility today. OCC staff had information to suggest King was involved in the introduction of contraband. Today, they interviewed him and found evidence to support his involvement.

“The introduction of contraband is a serious...Read more

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CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

September 15, 2017 (Omaha, Neb.) – Nicholas Hupp, inmate 66562, walked away from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) on September 13, 2017. Hupp is a suspect in a recent crime in Omaha.

Hupp (30) is a white male with black hair, brown eyes. He is 6 ft. tall and approximately 200 pounds; see attached photo. Call Omaha Police Department at 402-444-5656 if you have any information on his whereabouts.

Hupp is serving a 22 years 8 months to 39 years 6...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-48) CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

September 13, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes invites Nebraskans to explore the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) newly-redesigned website at http://corrections.nebraska.gov/ . The public can now access the information they are most interested in with intuitive navigation and better functionality, which is in line with Governor Ricketts’ vision of being more effective, more efficient and customer focused...Read more

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CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

September 6, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) –An inmate assaulted three staff members at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) at approximately2:15 a.m. on September 5, 2017.

The staff members were responding to a medical emergency, having observed the inmate agitated and blood in the cell. When staff opened the cell door, the inmate struck one staff member in the head; he struck another staff member in the head and shoved his head into the wall. The third staff member was also...Read more

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CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

August 23, 2017 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Ronald Fort (57), inmate #31572, died at 10:18 pm on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Johnson County Hospital. Fort was assigned to the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution and was serving a combined sentence of 31 years 8 months to Life for charges in Douglas County. Fort was convicted of second degree murder in 1978, possession of a firearm by a fugitive/felon in 1990 (while on parole), and manslaughter in 1992 (while on parole)....Read more

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CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

August 15, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Lucius Turner, #67562, (35) died Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 4:02 p.m. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Mr. Turner collapsed while playing basketball. The incident was observed by staff and there is no reason to suspect foul play. Staff members immediately began administering CPR and called 911 EMS.

Mr. Turner had been incarcerated since March 26, 2008 and was serving a 40-55 year sentence for two counts of Robbery...Read more

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CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

August 11, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced proactive measures the Nebraska Department of Corrections Services (NDCS) has put in place to empower team members and build a safer environment in the agency’s facilities.

“Corrections is a pivotal component of Nebraska’s law enforcement team that protects public safety,” Director Frakes said. “Police officers keep our neighborhoods safe, firefighters battle flames and our military serve at...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-43)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

July 31, 2017 (Tecumseh, Neb.) –Today, an inmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution assaulted a staff member. The assault, which occurred in the dining hall, included the inmate punching the staff member in the face multiple times. The staff member fell to the ground, at which time the inmate kicked the staff member in the face. When additional staff arrived to intervene, the inmate ran away from the area and was quickly restrained by other staff members.

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