NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-31)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

June 22, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who disappeared from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) last week, has returned to the facility on his own. Gary Filip #70848 turned himself in at CCC-L earlier today. Authorities were notified on June 14 that he failed to return to the facility following a work assignment in the community.

Filip started his sentence on January 10, 2010. He was sentenced to 21 years and eight months to 37 years on charges out of Buffalo and...Read more

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-29)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

June 9, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) assaulted two staff members on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, resulting in one of them being treated for a serious* injury.

The staff members were preparing the inmate for transfer to another facility. He punched them both in the face and continued to physically resist. A third staff member deployed OC (oleoresin capsicum spray), and they were able to get the inmate to the ground and place him...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-28)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

June 6, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Lincoln Police Department has arrested an inmate who failed to return last week to the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). James Crihfield (#213470) was taken into custody on June 5 and booked into the Lancaster County jail on new charges.

Crihfield was reported missing on Wednesday, June 1. He was on an approved visit to a local hospital, but did not return afterward.

Crihfield started his sentence on July 14, 2021. He was...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-27)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

June 1, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). James Crihfield #213470 was granted permission for a personal furlough to go to a local hospital today. An alert indicated he removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing.

Crihfield started his sentence on July 14, 2021. He was sentenced to three years and seven months on multiple charges of theft by deception and second degree...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-26)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

June 1, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), announced that the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) will return to a normal operational schedule on July 18, 2022. The facility has been on a modified, seven-day, 12-hour operational schedule since October 2019, when an emergency staffing declaration was made.

“This is a result of the hiring we have done, not just at NSP, but across the agency since December...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-25)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 23, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Russell Harms #54348, age 64, died this morning at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC). His sentence started October 11, 2000. Harms was serving a life sentence on charges of first degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony out of Nemaha County.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), a grand jury will...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-24)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 18, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), agency leadership and invited guests for the official opening of the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC). The new facility designation represents the joining of the former Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC).

As part of the construction project, the following areas have been added:...Read more

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