NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-84)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate tests positive for COVID-19

June 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) announced that an inmate assigned to the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, a total of eight inmates in NDCS have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-83)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

TSCI inmate death

June 18, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Randy Harms #67534, age 61, died at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) just before 4:00 a.m. today. He was serving 45- to 60-years for convictions out of Custer County that included attempted first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Harms’ sentence started on March 20, 2008.

Harms was under treatment for long term medical condition. As is the case whenever an...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-82)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

No positive results among recently tested NDCS inmates

June 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Of 400 men and women tested since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) only seven individuals within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have been positive. All seven of those individuals have recovered. The 400 individuals include those housed at the Community Corrections Center—Omaha (CCC-O), Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF), Omaha...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-81)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

June 15, 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 Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). 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 addition...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-80)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital

June 10, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) went to the hospital this afternoon for the treatment of serious* injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. The assault happened in an outside yard, shortly before 1 p.m.

During the incident, the injured inmate was cut in the neck with a sharpened homemade weapon, which was quickly recovered by staff members. Just a few...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-77)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate returned to NDCS custody

June 9, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on June 7, 2020, has been returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Viet Tran #75555, was arrested at a local restaurant in Lincoln last night and was taken by police to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC).

Tran began serving his sentence on April 12, 2012. He is serving a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-76)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

June 8, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate who walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on June 7, 2020. Viet Tran #75555 was not in the facility during the evening count. The electronic monitoring device he had been wearing was found in the area of SW 27th Street and Van Dorn in Lincoln.

Tran began serving his sentence on April 12, 2012. He is...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-75)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS inmate arrested in Texas after chase

June 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Franklin County, Texas. Brandon Britton #72081 and another inmate, Ronald Taylor #50231, left their electronic monitoring devices lying in the area of Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street in Lincoln on the morning of May 21, 2020.

Britton was taken into custody today after leading officers in...Read more

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