NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases



Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov; 402-479-5713

January 23, 2017 (TECUMSEH) – Floyd Derry (78), inmate # 46237, died on January 21, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.

Mr. Derry had been incarcerated November 22, 1994, and was serving a sentence of 48 years to Life for 2nd degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony out of Deuel County.

While the cause of death has not yet been determined, Mr. Derry had been treated for long-term medical issues and...Read more

Gov. Ricketts addresses Leadership Academy


CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | CELL 402-580-9495 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

January 19, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has developed and launched a leadership academy to better prepare staff members to lead their teams and to aid in succession planning; January 13, 2017 marked the first graduation. Eight separate academies are scheduled in 2017.

The Leadership Academy: Supervisor Essentials is an opportunity for the agency to invest in its most valuable resource- its...Read more