NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-50)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 16, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) on April 15, 2021 was located today by officers with the Lincoln Police Department. Officers responded to a call from a citizen and found Dawnisha Leroy #392245 just after 2:00 p.m. She was returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Leroy disappeared yesterday after going downtown to seek employment through a job service....Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-49)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 15, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Dawnisha Leroy #392245 left the facility this morning to seek employment through a job service in downtown Lincoln. The electronic monitoring device she had been wearing was recovered a short time later in an alley behind the job center.

Leroy’s sentence started November 6, 2019. She was sentenced six to eight years for two...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-48)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 11, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) went to the hospital last night for the treatment of serious* injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. The assault occurred before 10:00 p.m. in the cell shared by both men.

About 40 minutes prior to the assault, staff members interceded when both men became involved in a verbal dispute. Later, one inmate was seen assaulting the other and additional staff members were called...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-47)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 8, 2021 (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). Two staff members are employed at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) and two are employed at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). All staff members are self-isolating at home.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-46)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 7, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Raymond Jimenez #211661 left the facility today to seek employment through a job service in downtown Lincoln. He did not return. The electronic monitoring device he was wearing was recovered at 7th and B Street.

Jimenez’ sentence started June 15, 2020. He was sentenced four to six and a half years for charges out of Douglas County...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-45)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 6, 2021(Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) one month ago has been arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol. Amanda Samaroo #99723 was taken into custody on the morning of April 5, 2021 in Omaha. She failed to return to CCC-L on March 4, 2021, after going to an employment agency in downtown Lincoln.

Samaroo’s sentence started March 22, 2018. She was sentenced to eight to 10 years for charges out of Douglas...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-44)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 5, 2021(Lincoln, Neb.) – Arthur Gales #56059, age 55, died early in the morning on April 3, 2021 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started December 9, 2003. Gales was sentenced to death on charges out of Douglas County that included two counts of first degree murder and a count of second degree murder.

The cause of death has yet to be determined, but Gales was undergoing treatment for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-43)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

April 3, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that five 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 State Penitentiary (2), Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (1), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (1) and the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (1). All staff members are self-isolating at home....Read more

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