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Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
Denise Skrobecki, Warden


Nebraska Correctional Center for WomenThe Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is the only secure correctional facility for adult women in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The facility houses maximum, medium and minimum custody inmates as well as court-ordered evaluators and safe keeper inmates from county jails. The current rated capacity is 275 beds.  NCCW has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.

NCCW began operation in May 1920 through an act of the Nebraska Legislature establishing the “State Reformatory for Women.” The original facility included a two-story farmhouse that was used as an inmate dormitory and later as the Superintendent’s residence.  Two additional three-story brick dormitory buildings were added in 1924 and 1926, both of which are still in use today as program areas. In 2004 the facility completed the first half of a $15 million capital construction project that included the addition of a 76-bed general population living unit, 48-bed residential substance abuse treatment unit, 15-bed segregation unit, 30-bed special needs unit, dining room and food preparation area, staff offices, central laundry, and new water tower. The second half of the construction project, completed in 2009,  included the remodeling of several program areas, including medical services, administrative offices and education.

NCCW is the diagnostic and evaluation center for all newly committed female inmates.  The first 30 days of the inmates’ incarceration is in an Orientation program which is segregated from the general population. During this program, inmates receive medical and mental health evaluations and also learn about the various programming opportunities available to them during their term of incarceration.  Each inmate has a personalized classification and programming plan developed to assist her in addressing personal deficiencies.   Visiting during the 30-day orientation program is limited to one (1) visit by immediate family members only.



  • Parenting Program
    • Started in 1974
    • One of the first programs in the U.S. to be introduced in a women's correctional facility
    • In 1994 the Parenting Program expanded to include an on-grounds nursery for babies born to inmate mothers during their incarceration.
    • Pregnant inmates must meet strict eligibility requirements in order to participate in the nursery program.
  • ABE/GED classes
  • Religious programming
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries
  • Clubs - Music, Survivor, Alcoholics Anonymous
  • College correspondence courses
  • Pre-release programs
  • Dog Program/Adopt-A-Pet
  • Pro-Start - Vocational Culinary Program
  • Offender Work Programs

Security Levels: Minimum, medium and maximum security levels.




NCCW Visit Times and Days

New visiting hours effective July 6, 2015:

    Thursday evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM:
  • General Population inmates
  • SAU inmates
  • STAR Unit inmates (treatment/maintenance phases only)

  • Friday afternoons 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM:
  • Orientation/D&E inmates
  • Special Management inmates (disciplinary, administrative confinement and protective custody)
  • STAR Unit inmates (stabilization/motivational/assessment phases only)

  • Saturday mornings 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Inmates from the following units if last name begins with A - M:
    Saturday afternoons 1:00 - 3:30 PM: Inmates from the following units if last name begins with N - Z:
  • General Population
  • SAU
  • STAR (treatment/maintenance phases only)

  • Sunday mornings 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Inmates from the following units if last name begins with N - Z:
    Sunday afternoons 1:00 - 3:30 PM: Inmates from the following units if last name begins with A - M:
  • General Population
  • SAU
  • STAR (treatment/maintenance phases only)

NOTE: The processing of visitors will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of any visiting session. The processing of inmate visitors will cease one (1) hour after the start time of any designated visiting session. No visitors will be processed for visiting after this time.

Visiting hours for approved visitors of inmates who are hospitalized at the York General Hospital will be from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. These hours are also effective for other hospitals that do not have formal visiting hours.


Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) Medical Services


24-Hour Health Services Coverage



  • Medical
    • 1 ADON
    • 1 Nurse Supervisor
    • 3 RNs
    • 3 LPNs
    • 1 Medical Secretary
  • Dental
    • 1 Dentist (Shared with LCC)
    • Contractual Hygienist
  • On-Grounds Contractual Services
  • Physicians
    • Internal medicine
    • Psychiatrist
    • Offsite OB care


Services available at the Medical Clinic

  • Intake facility for females
  • Minor procedures and wound care
  • Tuberculosis testing (incoming and annual)
  • Gynecological visits
  • Diabetic care
  • 12-Lead EKG
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • STD screening
  • Discharge planning
  • Vaccination clinics


Chronic Care Clinics

  • Cardiac and Hypertension
  • Diabetic
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary
  • Thyroid
  • General


Laboratory Services

  • 24-hour availability


Behavioral Health Services

  • Mental Health—Screening/Assessment/Referral
  • Substance Abuse—Screening/Assessment/Referral
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Residential Substance Abuse Unit
  • STAR (Strategic Treatment and Reintegration) Unit program


Directions to the Facility

The facility is located on State Spur 93D off of the U. S. Highway #81 bypass on the west edge of York, NE.   From Interstate 80 take exit #353, then northbound on U.S. Highway #81. Travel 3.5 miles north to Nebraska State Spur #93D.  Turn west onto Spur 93D approximately 1/2 mile. Visitor parking is permitted in the lower parking lot.

Local Transportation:

MG Taxi Service, York, NE, 402-362-1313 or 402-363-2385

Public Transportation:

Navigator Airport Express, located near Interstate 80 & Highway 81 at the Holiday Inn – 1-800-888-9793. Transportation from Holiday Inn to the facility can be arranged by MG Taxi Service at the above number.

Driving Directions





For more information contact:

Audra Jensen, Public Information Officer
1107 Recharge Rd
York, NE 68467-8003

Phone: (402) 362-3317 ext #267