NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

September 2, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – In order to maximize available staff at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), those facilities will shift to a new operational schedule on Monday, September 13, 2021. The move will consolidate primary activity to four, 12-hour days – Monday thru Thursday.

“This move will allow us to create greater consistency in staff scheduling and inmate activity,” said Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 31, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who disappeared on May 1, 2021 from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Evansville, Indiana. Authorities say someone called 911 and provided information leading them to the location of Michael Simmons #211242. He was taken into custody on Friday, August 27 and is being held at the Vanderburgh County jail in Indiana.

Simmons started his sentence on February 24, 2020. He was sentenced to five years and...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 19, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) last week, has been arrested. Members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office took Melvin Grimes #210461 into custody on August 17, 2021. He disappeared from CCC-L on August 12, 2021.

Grimes started his sentence on March 15, 2021. He was sentenced to two years for multiple counts of shoplifting out of Douglas County. Grimes has a tentative release date of December...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 19, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has joined a distinguished list of correctional systems and programs across the United States, as the most recent recipient of the Lucy Webb Hayes award. NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes accepted the award on August 13, 2021 at the national conference of the American Correctional Association (ACA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

The award is named in honor of Lucy Hayes, wife of President Rutherford B...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 19, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Xavier Valentine #87758, age 22, died on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at a hospital in Lincoln. He was incarcerated at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).

Valentine’s sentence started June 5, 2018. He was serving a sentence of 10 to 30 years for charges out of Douglas County that included second degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Valentine had been undergoing...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 17, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who disappeared from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) last week, has turned himself in at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Michael Louis #210577 was reported missing on the evening of Friday, August 13, 2021. He turned himself in at LCC this afternoon.

Louis started his sentence on November 7, 2019. He was sentenced to five years for charges out of Gage County that include fourth offense driving under the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-94)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 17, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) was arrested over the weekend by officers with the Lincoln Police Department. Marcina Norris #392282 was taken into custody on Sunday, August 15, 2021 and returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). She disappeared on August 13, from her job at a downtown Lincoln office building.

Norris started her sentence on December 17, 2019. She...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 17, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Steps have been taken to isolate 33 inmates at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation and volunteer activities have been suspended to further protect the health of inmates, staff members and others who might enter that facility.

“As we did previously, we have placed those individuals in medical isolation,” said Director Scott R. Frakes of the Nebraska Department of...Read more

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