NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-62)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Second inmate tests positive for COVID-19

May 15, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes provided a summary update on the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). To date, 20 inmates have been tested for the virus by NDCS medical staff or an outside medical provider. Twelve results have come back negative and other results are still pending. Two results have been positive. One was for...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-61)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 13, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). 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 (20-60)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate tests positive for COVID-19

May 12, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the entire facility is under quarantine while identification is made of the person’s close contacts.

“The individual was hospitalized yesterday for unrelated health issues and was tested upon admission...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-59)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NSP inmates negative for COVID-19

May 11, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Three individuals housed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Lab results were received today for the three men, who were the first incarcerated individuals in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) to be tested for COVID-19.

The men, who have been under quarantine, were tested as a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-58)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 9, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the agency’s Staff Training Academy (STA). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work in that building as to the new test-...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-57)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members test positive for COVID-19

May 8, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that two staff members at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). They are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to the facility regarding the two new test...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-56)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). That person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to the facility regarding the new test-...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-55)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

May 1, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Allen Webster #210752 was discovered missing shortly after count was conducted at the facility this morning.

Webster started serving a two-year sentence on December 5, 2019 for possession of a controlled substance out of Douglas...Read more

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