NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-243)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 1, 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). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Omaha Correctional Center (2), Lincoln Correctional Center (1) and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (1) All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-239)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 30, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) on November 7, 2020 has been arrested by the Council Bluffs Police Department. Michael Terry #211243 was taken into custody on Sunday, November 27, 2020 in Council Bluffs, IA.

Terry started serving his sentence on March 3, 2020. He is serving four years for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) out of Douglas County. His...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-240)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 30, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that 12 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), Lincoln Correctional Center (4), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Work Ethic Camp (1), and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-237)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 29, 2020 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Todd Shade #47016, age 47, died shortly after 11:00 a.m. today at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on March 7, 1995. He was sentenced 33 years and four months to 100 years for two counts of first degree sexual assault on a child out of Lancaster County.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Shade was being treated for a long term medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-238)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 29, 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 (2), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Community Corrections Center – Omaha (1) and the Central Office (2). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-235)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 28, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Frank Johns #83335, age 51, died on November 27, 2020 at Bryan Medical Center-West. He was incarcerated at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).

Johns started serving his sentence on January 6, 2016. He was sentenced 16- to 20-years on a combination of charges out of York, Hall, Buffalo, Lincoln, and Merrick counties that involved issuing bad checks, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking.

While the cause of death has...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-236)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 28, 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). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Omaha Correctional Center (2), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (1), and the Central Office (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-234)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 27, 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). The staff members are employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and the Central Office. All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

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