- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is looking to fill key administrative jobs.

The department announced a national search Sunday to replace deputy directors Larry Wayne and Frank Hopkins, who retired, and behavioral health administrator Dr. Cameron White, who is taking another state job.

Wayne and White were both summoned to testify last year before a legislative committee investigating the state’s handling of inmate Nikko Jenkins, who killed four people in Omaha after he was released. The committee later issued a report recommending that Wayne be fired.

A corrections department spokesman says White has accepted a job at the Department of Health and Human Services. White has worked in the corrections department for last 18 years.

Corrections director Scott Frakes says he plans to have the positions filled by August.


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