NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-109)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 3, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-108)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 2, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is 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 positive case. In...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-107)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

August 1, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate who walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Matthew Saxton #210110 was supposed to go to his job in the community but went to a girlfriend’s residence instead. She contacted authorities after she and Saxton had an argument. He removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing and left the area.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-106)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 1, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive case. In...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-105)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

July 31, 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: the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) and Cornhusker State Industries...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-104)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Staff member assaulted at LCC

July 29, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) assaulted a staff member on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, resulting in a serious* injury.

Upon return to the facility from an outside medical appointment, the inmate refused to undergo a strip search – a standard procedure. As staff members attempted to place him in restraints, the inmate began kicking at them. He bit into the arm of one staff...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-103)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

July 26, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is 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 positive case. In...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-102)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

July 24, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate who walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) around 6:30 p.m. on July 23, 2020. A facility staff member reported spotting Scott Underwood #89985 at South Coddington and West Van Dorn Street. Additional staff members searched the area but were not able to locate him.

Underwood began serving his sentence on July 30,...Read more

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