NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-25)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Walter Bradford (61), #35401 died at 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). His sentence began on December 12, 1983. Bradford was serving a life sentence for first degree murder from Lancaster County.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-24)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director OFFICE 402-479-5713 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

May 12, 2019 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Jerry Hansen (82), #24432 died at 5:13 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence began on May 20, 1965. Hansen was serving a life sentence for second degree murder from Saunders County.

Cause of death has not been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-23)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 8, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) -- Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced a partnership with Gallup that will allow the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) to enhance the agency’s culture and provide employee engagement opportunities.

“We know that compensation plays a role in attracting and retaining employees, but that is only one side of the equation,” noted Director Frakes. “We must also provide the tools that will allow staff members to grow within...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-22)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 7, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Diane Sabatka-Rine, chief of operations, announced multiple leadership changes at Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facilities.

Rich Cruickshank, previously warden at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), will become the new warden for the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Cruickshank, who is Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the Nebraska Army National Guard, is returning to NDCS following a deployment that started in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-21)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

May 3, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Governor Pete Ricketts has issued two separate proclamations honoring teammates within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. May 5 – 11, 2019 marks Nebraska Correctional Officers and Teammates week as well as Nebraska Correctional Nurses week.

The nation has honored correctional officers and employees since May 5, 1984, when President Ronald Reagan issued a national proclamation to recognize those individuals who are, “essential to the day-to-day...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-20)

CONTACT Rachel Fitzler, Communications Manager OFFICE 402-479-5799 | rachel.fitzler@nebraska.gov

May 2, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.)— A road crew from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) recently wrapped up their flood relief efforts at the Nebraska National Guard training site at Camp Ashland. No strangers to hard work, crew members were confronted with an especially difficult challenge when they arrived at the gates more than a month ago.

When Corporal David Colling, of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and his group first arrived, they were...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-19)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

May 1, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) -- Dominique Moody (27), #84387 was arrested by the Fugitive Task Force on April 30, 2019 at a residence in Lincoln, Neb.

Moody was placed on escape status from Community Corrections Center–Lincoln (CCC-L) on February 17, 2019. He is serving a six to nine year sentence for burglary. His parole eligibility date was scheduled in August 2019.

Moody was arraigned today on a charge of escape. He will be returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-18)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) – Job seekers have the opportunity to cash in as new recruits at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Director Scott R. Frakes has announced several programs aimed at boosting recruitment and retaining teammates.

“These programs are aimed not only at attracting new talent, but also showing appreciation for those individuals who have moved up the ranks to take on supervisory responsibilities,” noted...Read more

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