NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-108)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 28, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) earlier this month is back in custody. Zackery Carlstrom #212038 was arrested by members of the Fremont Police Department today and is being held in the Saunders County jail where he is facing a new charge of obstructing a peace officer.

Carlstrom jumped a fence and left CCC-L on September 9. He began his sentence on September 14, 2020. He was sentenced to two...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-107)

CONTACT Laura Strimple/Chief of Staff

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

September 28, 2021(Lincoln, Neb.) – From a pair of team members honored for their volunteer work in the community to another who helped save a life on the roadway – those staff members and 32 others were honored for outstanding service to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and the state. Presentations were made across 11 different categories during the department’s annual awards ceremony.

“The awards represent individual acts of leadership, innovation,...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-106)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 23, 2021 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – An inmate assaulted a staff member at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) today, resulting in a serious injury*.

The staff member was unexpectedly headbutted by the inmate, resulting in an injury to his nose. The staff member was assisted by other teammates in restraining the inmate. The injured staff member was treated at the Johnson County Hospital.

Results of the investigation will be provided to the county...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-105)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 16, 2021 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate assaulted a staff member at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) today, resulting in a serious injury*.

The staff member was inside a classroom when the assault occurred. The inmate crossed the room and initially pushed the staff member in the chest. He then used his fists to punch the staff member repeatedly. A second staff person arrived to assist. Though the inmate resisted at first, the staff members were able...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-104)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 11, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 60s died today at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized. In addition to the coronavirus, he had underlying medical conditions.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with state law, NDCS is not...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-103)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 11, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 30s died Friday, September 10, 2021 at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized. In addition to the coronavirus, he had other medical conditions.

For the privacy of the family as well as to maintain the confidentiality of the man’s medical records in accordance with state law,...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-102)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 9, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Zackery Carlstrom #212038 left the facility early this morning, having jumped over a fence. Staff responded to his last known location, as indicated by the electronic monitoring device he was wearing, but neither he nor the device were located.

Carlstrom started his sentence on September 14, 2020. He was sentence to two years on a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-101)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 4, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Summer Brandt (46), a nurse at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) and the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol Friday, September 3, 2021 for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. §83-417) and sexual abuse of an inmate (Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-322.01). Both are felony offenses.

Brandt has been employed by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since...Read more

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