NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-257)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 17, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that six 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 (4), Omaha Correctional Center (1), and the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-256)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that 15 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 (11), Omaha Correctional Center (2), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (1), and the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-255)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 15, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will relaunch the inmate visitation program at five facilities starting December 23, 2020. Visits will be scheduled and approved in advance and will be carried out under specific guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

“The guidelines are those that were instituted this summer, when the agency resumed visitation after the initial onset of the coronavirus,” said NDCS...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-254)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 14, 2020 (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). Two of the staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The other two staff members are employed at the Central Office and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), respectively. All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-253)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 13, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that three staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Two of the staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). One staff member works at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-252)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 12, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that 11 staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Ten of the staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). One staff member works at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-251)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 10, 2020 (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: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (5), Central Office (4), Omaha Correctional Center (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-250)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 9, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 60s died today at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized in mid-November. In addition to the coronavirus, he also had underlying medical conditions.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with...Read more

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