NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-28)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

February 26, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Brenda Alvarado (58), a chemical dependency counselor at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC), was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on February 25, 2020 for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417).

She has been employed by NDCS since July 2018 and has only worked at OCC. Alvarado resigned her position at NDCS and was booked into...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-26)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Two staff members assaulted at NSP

February 22, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb) – An inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) assaulted two staff members just before 6:30 p.m. Both team members were taken to the hospital for the treatment of serious* injuries.

The assault occurred inside one of the housing units. The inmate punched the first staff member in the head, causing him to fall unresponsive on the ground. The inmate...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-24)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate arrested and returned to NDCS

February 21, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) last week has been returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS).

Dustin Lankster #83180 failed to return to the facility on February 13, after being issued a pass to look for employment. He was taken into custody by the Lincoln Police Department on...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-25)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Facility upgrades help teach new trades

February 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A much-needed improvement project is providing men at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) with valuable, high demand skills. For the last four-and-a-half months, a small crew has been demolishing and renovating all of the showers and bathrooms in the facility.

“This project in particular provides opportunities for the incarcerated population to take...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-23)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS to explore new prison construction options

February 18, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) announced he would soon be issuing a request for information (RFI) in order to identify possible options for the construction, maintenance and creation of new prison capacity.

“In particular, this will allow for the exploration of a public-private...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-22)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

February 13, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Dustin Lankster #83180 removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing, around 1:00 p.m. At the time, he was out on a pass that allowed him to seek employment. The device was recovered close to a bus stop at 30th and Taylor in Omaha.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-11)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Inmate dies at state penitentiary

February 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – James Hall #42486, age 63, died at 12:55 p.m. today at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence started December 18, 1997. He was serving a 10-year to life sentence out of Hall County for second degree murder.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Hall was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in...Read more

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