NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-53)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

October 6, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Jami Cutshall (33) was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on several charges related to the introduction of contraband. She is lodged in the Lancaster County Jail with charges of unauthorized communications with a committed offender; unlawful acts by a corrections employee and sex abuse of an inmate or parolee.

The arrest is a result of the investigation into the suspected K2 (synthetic cannabinoid) incidents that occurred at...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-52)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

October 2, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced the implementation of bold, unprecedented strategies to address recruiting challenges at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services’ (NDCS) largest facilities, and the persistent retention challenges at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

“These initiatives represent an innovative approach to compensation that invests in our people at our facilities with the greatest needs...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-51)

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

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

October 1, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) is currently in modified operations. All visits are cancelled for Sunday.

Over the last 24 hours, there have been at least 15 inmates suspected of using K2 (synthetic cannabinoid). Investigators will be brought in to determine sources and other relevant information.

Due to the active investigation, this is all the information available.

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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-49)

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-47)

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (17-46)

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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