In the fall of 1967, Legislative Bill 569 created the Work Release Program. It allowed a select group of inmates to be employed in the community and housed during non-working hours in the institutions. A community residential program was established in 1971. The fall of 1991 saw construction begin on a new 200-bed institution. Opened in July 1993, the facility has four housing units (three male and one female) and is designed to house 44 women and 156 men. The facility can currently house 88 women and 312 men. The CCC-L has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.
Security Levels. Community A and Community B custody inmates.
|CCCL Visit Times and Days|
Housing Units B & E
1:00-4:00 p.m. – Saturdays
7:00-10:00 p.m. – Sundays
8:00-10:00 a.m. – Recognized Holidays*
Housing Units C & D
7:00-10:00 p.m. – Saturdays
1:00-4:00 p.m. – Sundays
1:00-3:00 p.m. – Recognized Holidays*
* Recognized holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The additional times for visiting will only occur when the holiday falls on a non-visiting day.
Community inmates participate in the initial step for providing a graduated release through a systematic decrease in supervision and a corresponding increase in responsibility. Inmates nearing release on parole or discharge from sentence are eligible through the classification system to be promoted to community custody status.
Inmates on Community A are assigned to a detail within the facility or on a park or roads crew or other work assignment in the community. Community A inmates are furnished work clothes, room and board, and a daily wage.
Community B inmates participate on the work and/or educational release programs. Inmates on work release are employed in the community, receive competitive wages and pay applicable taxes. Inmates on educational release attend local vocational/technical/business/community colleges and universities. Community B inmates are responsible for his/her own clothing and personal items and pay room and board of $12 per day.
0600 to 1400
24 hour Health Services coverage
From Interstate 80, take Exit 397 (Hwy 77 South/Beatrice) and continue approximately 4 miles to the "Lincoln via Van Dorn Street" exit and turn right (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles.
If northbound on Hwy 77 from Beatrice, exit at the "Lincoln via Van Dorn Street" / "Pioneers Park" signs and turn left (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles. The facility is located on the right (the north entrance to Pioneers Park is on the left).
Joe Baldassano, Assistant Warden
2720 West Van Dorn
P.O. Box 22200
Lincoln, NE 68542
Phone: (402) 471-0740
NOTE: Automated Answering System. Please listen to the prompts and press the appropriate number; only if you do not hear the prompt needed, press 0 for Master Control. Thank you.