Due to a reduction in staffing, inmate visitation will be canceled at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Thank you.
 

NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-28)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

May 24, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Milton Felder (51), #87921 died at 10:41 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence began on July 10, 2018. Felder was serving a 36- to 40-year sentence for manslaughter and possession of a deadly weapon by a felon in Douglas County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Felder was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-27)

CONTACT Laura Strimple/Chief of Staff

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

May 23, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Forty-four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have been honored for their outstanding service to the agency and its mission: Keep people safe.

“Each and every day, in a variety of ways big and small, NDCS team members demonstrate their leadership,” noted Director Scott R. Frakes. “This occasion is a public acknowledgement of a job well done – not just to the agency, but to our communities and the state...Read more

It was a packed house at the National Guard Headquarters, as Director Frakes shared his perspectives on leadership with participants in the Leadership Lincoln Fellows seminar.

The focus of the day was public safety issues impacting Lincoln. Director Frakes related various aspects of leadership (having a plan, celebrating success and identifying goals) to the daily work carried out by NDCS as well as its mission: Keep people safe.Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-26)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Earlier today, Antonio Collier #87434 was granted permission to attend a local church but failed to return to the facility afterward.

CCC-L 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...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-25)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Walter Bradford (61), #35401 died at 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). His sentence began on December 12, 1983. Bradford was serving a life sentence for first degree murder from Lancaster County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Bradford was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-24)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director OFFICE 402-479-5713 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

May 12, 2019 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Jerry Hansen (82), #24432 died at 5:13 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence began on May 20, 1965. Hansen was serving a life sentence for second degree murder from Saunders County.

Cause of death has not been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-23)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 8, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) -- Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced a partnership with Gallup that will allow the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) to enhance the agency’s culture and provide employee engagement opportunities.

“We know that compensation plays a role in attracting and retaining employees, but that is only one side of the equation,” noted Director Frakes. “We must also provide the tools that will allow staff members to grow within...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-22)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 7, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Diane Sabatka-Rine, chief of operations, announced multiple leadership changes at Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facilities.

Rich Cruickshank, previously warden at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), will become the new warden for the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Cruickshank, who is Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the Nebraska Army National Guard, is returning to NDCS following a deployment that started in...Read more

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