NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-116)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 9, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in the facility as to the new positive...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-115)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 7, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the agency’s Central Office. The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work in the building as to the new positive case. In addition, anyone who...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-114)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS closing visitation/volunteer programs temporarily

August 7, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will temporarily halt inmate visits in all 10 facilities, effective August 8, 2020. The suspension will last at least two weeks, after which, Director Scott R. Frakes says the agency will assess the status of COVID-19, and determine if it is safe to resume the program.

“We were proactive in shutting...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-113)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 6, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-112)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-110)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

TSCI inmate death

August 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Ronnie Main #35697, age 71, died at 12:05 p.m. on August 4, 2020 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on December 29, 1983. Main was serving a 20- to 80-year sentence for two counts of first degree sexual assault out of Cheyenne County.

As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-111)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-109)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 3, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive...Read more

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