NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-37)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS will implement questionnaire for facility entry

March 12, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – People entering the 10 facilities operated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will be asked to answer a series of questions to help identify those who have a higher chance of transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19). For now, visits will continue to be allowed with inmates.

“There is no guarantee that we won’t...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-35)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS utilizes defense strategy against coronavirus

March 10, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Director Scott R. Frakes says the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will utilize a “defend in place” strategy, as preparations are made to combat the coronavirus. Staff members and inmates have been advised that sanitary precautions are currently the best defense against contracting the illness.

“We are emphasizing handwashing...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-34)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at TSCI

March 6, 2020 (Lincoln, NE) – Gary Landanger #82717, age 72, died shortly after 4:00 a.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on September 2, 2015. Landanger was serving a four to seven year sentence out of Wayne County for possession of child pornography and visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Landanger was...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-33)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmates to receive notice of record adjustments

March 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Nearly 140 inmates in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will receive notice of updates to their institutional records to reflect disciplinary sanctions that were previously ordered but not applied. The discrepancy was discovered through an internal review.

NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes emphasized that the issue at hand was not a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-32)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

March 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Ashlee Yeackley (26), a food service worker at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), was arrested today by the Nebraska State Patrol for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417). She was booked into the Lancaster County Jail.

Yeackley has been employed by NDCS since February 2019 and has only been employed at the penitentiary. She will be suspended from her...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-31)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at hospital

March 3, 2020 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – An inmate from the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) died at a hospital in Lincoln shortly before 7:00 p.m. on March 2, 2020.

James Malina #48565, age 83, began his sentence on August 5, 1996. He was serving a sentence of 89- to 170-years on charges out of Dodge County that included multiple counts of first degree sexual assault and two counts of child abuse...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-30)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

February 29, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Carley Broadfoot (20), a corporal at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF), was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on February 28, 2020 for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417). It is a Class IV felony.

Broadfoot was booked into the Douglas County jail. She has been employed by NDCS since October 2019 and will be terminated...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-29)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at hospital

February 26, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate from the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) died shortly after 2:30 p.m. today at the hospital. Bentley Buckner #52655, age 58, began serving his sentence on July 2, 1999. He received a sentence of 31 years and 8 months to 55 years for charges out of Douglas County that included robbery and false imprisonment.

The cause of death has yet to be determined. As is the...Read more

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