NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 31, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) last month, has been arrested. Torrien Harris #392828 was taken into custody by the Grand Island Police Department on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. She failed to return to CCC-L on July 18, 2022 from her job assignment in the community.

Harris started her sentence on February 17, 2022. She was sentenced to a year and two months to two years and five months on charges...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 27, 2022 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Kevin Miller #82306, age 41, died on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Johnson County Hospital. He was incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Miller was serving a life sentence on charges out of Lancaster County for first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-53)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 27, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who disappeared more than two years ago from the Community Correctional Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada. Authorities took Ronald Taylor #50231 into custody on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Taylor left CCC-L with another inmate, Brandon Britton #72081, on May 21, 2020. Britton was arrested in Texas on June 5, 2020 and was returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS)....Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 17, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Jack Talbitzer, #214952, age 59, died on August 15, 2022 at a Lincoln hospital. Talbitzer was incarcerated at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) in Lincoln. He was serving a one-year sentence on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance out of Dodge County.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Talbitzer was being treated for medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 12, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) has been arrested by the Lincoln Police Department. Semaj Ross #81981 was booked into the Lancaster County Department of Corrections on Wednesday, August 10 on new charges, including delivery/possession of a hazardous drug.

Ross walked out of CCC-O on June 27, 2022. He started his sentence on March 31, 2015. Ross was sentenced to eight years and four months to 20...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 4, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A new grant opportunity is available to organizations interested in providing reentry services to incarcerated or recently incarcerated individuals. Funding is provided through the Vocational and Life Skills (VLS) program. Submissions are due to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) by 5:00 p.m. on September 2, 2022.

Applications for all reentry services will be considered, with priority given to services specifically targeting...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 4, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Daniel Holliday, #73762, age 69, died on August 3, 2022 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence stared June 10, 2011. Holliday was serving a sentence of 30 to 35 years on charges out of Dawson County that included two counts of first degree sexual assault and one count of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-48)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

July 27, 2022 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – An inmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) assaulted a staff member today, resulting in a serious* injury. The inmate used his elbow to strike the staff member in the face, injuring his nose and eye.

An investigation of the incident has been launched. Findings will be provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution. The NDCS disciplinary process will be utilized with sanctions, such as loss of good...Read more

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