NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-245)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 3, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that six staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (3), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (1), and the Lincoln Correctional Center (1). All the staff members are self-isolating at home....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-244)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 2, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that three staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Two staff members are employed at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). The third staff member works at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). All three staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-241)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 1, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes announced that an inmate in his 70s died today at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being hospitalized in mid-November. In addition to the coronavirus, he also 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...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-242)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 1, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) was arrested this afternoon by the Lincoln Police Department. Officers took Brandon Imes #85877 into custody in the area of North 15th Street and Hilltop. Imes failed to return to the facility on the morning of November 26, 2020 from his job in the community.

Imes started serving his sentence on June 15, 2020. He was sentenced to one year in prison on...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-243)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

December 1, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Omaha Correctional Center (2), Lincoln Correctional Center (1) and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (1) All of the staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-239)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 30, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) on November 7, 2020 has been arrested by the Council Bluffs Police Department. Michael Terry #211243 was taken into custody on Sunday, November 27, 2020 in Council Bluffs, IA.

Terry started serving his sentence on March 3, 2020. He is serving four years for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) out of Douglas County. His...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-240)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 30, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that 12 staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (5), Lincoln Correctional Center (4), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Work Ethic Camp (1), and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (1). All of the staff members are self-isolating at...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-237)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 29, 2020 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Todd Shade #47016, age 47, died shortly after 11:00 a.m. today at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on March 7, 1995. He was sentenced 33 years and four months to 100 years for two counts of first degree sexual assault on a child out of Lancaster County.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Shade was being treated for a long term medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate...Read more

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