Wife of Tecumseh inmate accused of smuggling contraband into prison

It must have been an uncomfortable walk back to Jason Golka’s prison cell.

Authorities in Johnson County in southeast Nebraska have issued a warrant charging the convicted killer’s wife, April Golka, 50, with providing contraband to him after she was seen sliding him something during a visit in November.

Her husband, Jason Golka, 31, is serving a lengthy prison term for a 2004 double murder in Gretna, when he was 17. He’ll be eligible for parole at about age 63.

Jason L. Golka shot and killed two men, Jay Ellis, 41, and Roscoe Jordan, 38, at a Gretna home on Oct. 24 of that year.

According to the affidavit with the arrest warrant, this is what happened last year:

On Nov. 3, April Golka visited her husband at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Also present was Jason Golka’s mother.

A video shows her bring a plate of food to her husband. He begins eating and then starts to adjust his lower shirt and shift in his chair.

After a staff member walks by, Golka puts his hand down his pants and appeared to be pushing in contraband.

The affidavit continues: “Golka reaches out with the other hand and holds April’s hand as he continues to push the contraband up. … Inmate Golka then raises his hands towards his mother … to show her that he has completed hiding the contraband inside of his rectum.”

On a Dec. 1 visit, April Golka confessed to a corrections sergeant that she had previously brought drugs into the prison.

Johnson County Attorney Richard R. Smith said April Golka had not been picked up as of Friday afternoon.

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