NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-31)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

Mealtime switch reduces waste & saves money at NDCS facility

June 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A simple switch at mealtime has led to reduced waste and a savings of $7,000 a year at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) in Lincoln. Diane Sabatka-Rine, chief of operations for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) said replacing Styrofoam cups with plastic tumblers has cut waste output by 50 percent.

“Our...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-30)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

Inmate Death at Lincoln Correctional Center

June 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Brindar Jangir (36), #6524, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC).

At approximately 2:30 a.m., staff members observed Jangir unresponsive in his cell from an apparent suicide attempt. Staff immediately began CPR and called for emergency responders. Jangir was pronounced dead at 3:05 a.m.

Mr. Jangir was being held at LCC on a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-29)

CONTACT Laura Strimple/Chief of Staff

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

June 9, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) assaulted a staff member on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., the inmate entered an office and assaulted the staff member, hitting her in the head and face, as well as choking her. Other inmates in the area assisted the staff member by calling for assistance on the radio. The inmate was secured and the staff member was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. She sustained...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-28)

CONTACT Erika Hill, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | erika.hill@nebraska.gov

May 24, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Milton Felder (51), #87921 died at 10:41 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence began on July 10, 2018. Felder was serving a 36- to 40-year sentence for manslaughter and possession of a deadly weapon by a felon in Douglas County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Felder was being treated for a long-term medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-27)

CONTACT Laura Strimple/Chief of Staff

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

May 23, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Forty-four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have been honored for their outstanding service to the agency and its mission: Keep people safe.

“Each and every day, in a variety of ways big and small, NDCS team members demonstrate their leadership,” noted Director Scott R. Frakes. “This occasion is a public acknowledgement of a job well done – not just to the agency, but to our communities and the state...Read more

It was a packed house at the National Guard Headquarters, as Director Frakes shared his perspectives on leadership with participants in the Leadership Lincoln Fellows seminar.

The focus of the day was public safety issues impacting Lincoln. Director Frakes related various aspects of leadership (having a plan, celebrating success and identifying goals) to the daily work carried out by NDCS as well as its mission: Keep people safe.Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-26)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Earlier today, Antonio Collier #87434 was granted permission to attend a local church but failed to return to the facility afterward.

CCC-L is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-25)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

May 16, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Walter Bradford (61), #35401 died at 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). His sentence began on December 12, 1983. Bradford was serving a life sentence for first degree murder from Lancaster County.

While the cause of death has not been determined, Bradford was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional...Read more

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