NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

July 26, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) assaulted a staff member on Monday, July 25, 2022, resulting in a serious* injury.

The inmate refused multiple directives and tried to physically maneuver around the staff person. When the staff person attempted to restrain the inmate, the inmate punched the staff member in the head multiple times. Additional staff arrived to assist. The injured staff person was assessed at an Omaha hospital...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-46)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

July 19, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Eligible agencies interested in providing reentry services to incarcerated or recently incarcerated individuals are encouraged to apply for a grant through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2022.

This year, the Nebraska Legislature approved a $15 million dollar appropriation, to be utilized for the Vocational and Life Skills (VLS) program. It allocates $5 million annually,...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

July 18, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Torrien Harris #392828 failed to return to the facility from her job assignment in the community. She removed the electronic monitoring device she was wearing, which was found at NW 12th and West Bond Street.

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

Missing inmate returns to correctional facility

July 8, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has returned. Rebecca Johnson #392615 came back to the facility on her own this afternoon. Earlier today, she failed to report to her work assignment in the community and was reported missing to law enforcement.

Johnson started her sentence March 24, 2021. She was sentenced to four to seven years for...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-43)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

July 8, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Rebecca Johnson #392615 failed to report to her work assignment in the community today.

Johnson started her sentence March 24, 2021. She was sentenced to four to seven years for charges out of Douglas County that include attempted robbery and possession of a firearm by a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-42)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

TSCI inmate death

July 6, 2022 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Robert Mahler #75044, age 65, died today at Johnson County Hospital. He was incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Mahler was serving a sentence of 50 to 81 years on charges out of Dixon County that included two counts of motor vehicle homicide and second offense driving under the influence (DUI).

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-41)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NSP inmate death

July 6, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Charles Kays #73780, age 81, died on July 5, 2022 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. His sentence began on June 15, 2011. Kays was serving a sentence of 16 years and eight months to 20 years on charges out of Douglas County that included first degree sexual assault on a child and two counts of third degree sexual assault on a child.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-40)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Missing inmate arrested in Iowa

July 6, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) has been arrested by the Iowa State Patrol. Deonte Hill #210844 was taken into custody on Sunday, July 3, 2022. He left CCC-O on March 21, 2022.

Hill started his sentence December 19, 2019. He was sentenced to four to eight years on a charge of robbery out of Douglas County. He has a tentative release date of August 2, 2023.

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