NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 12, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Armando Lerma #211543 did not return to the facility following his work assignment this evening.

Lerma started his sentence on May 20, 2020. He was sentenced to three years for drug related charges out of Gage County (marijuana and methamphetamine) as well as operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. Lerma has a tentative release date of...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 12, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Nicole Schwab, (38), a food service specialist at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol today for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. §83-417).

Schwab has been employed by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since June 1, 2020. This is the only facility where she has worked. Schwab resigned her position with the agency.

Unauthorized communication with a...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 5, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who failed to return to the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln last month has been arrested by officers with the Omaha Police Department. Raymond Jimenez #211661was taken into custody yesterday and has since been transferred to the Lancaster County jail.

Jimenez was supposed to return to the facility after going to a job service in downtown Lincoln on April 7. He is now facing a charge of escape.

Jimenez’ sentence started June 15...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-61)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 3, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Officers with the Omaha Police Department arrested two inmates who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) on April 29, 2021. Clifford Brown #88039 and Jacob Roeder #210394 left the facility together that morning. They were both taken into custody on May 2, 2021 near 16th and Carter Boulevard in Omaha.

Roeder is facing a new charge for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). His sentence at the...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 1, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Michael Simmons #211242 did not return to the facility this evening after his work shift.

Simmons started his sentence on February 24, 2020. He was sentenced to five years and has a tentative release date of January 7, 2022. Simmons was convicted of operating a motor vehicle during revocation in Saunders County and third degree...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-59)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 29, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about two inmates missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Clifford Brown #88039 and Jacob Roeder #210394 left the facility together shortly after 5:00 a.m. today.

Brown started his sentence on February 1, 2021. He was sentenced to just over two years on charges out of Dawson County that include two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-58)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 28, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate was arrested by members of the Omaha Police Department shortly after notification to authorities that he ran away from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) late last night. Anthony Gonzales #88444 was booked into the Pottawattamie County jail after being taken into custody in Carter Lake, Iowa.

Gonzales was dropped off at CCC-O before midnight in a private vehicle. Staff members quickly interceded when they saw...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 27, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Targeted searches of housing units at the Nebraska State Penitentiary were conducted today by staff members from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Yesterday, an inmate assaulted a staff member at the penitentiary, resulting in a serious* injury. The inmate involved in that incident was determined to be intoxicated. Today’s search focused on confiscating contraband, including homemade alcohol, K2 and other prohibited drugs...Read more

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