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Tecumseh State Correctional Institution
Brad Hansen, Warden


Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) is a maximum/medium custody facility for adult males that was established by LB 150 in 1997. In the spring of 1998 a site two miles north of Tecumseh was selected for the institution and ground was broken in December of the same year. Hiring of initial staff commenced in late spring 2000. TSCI began accepting inmates in December 2001. The death penalty is administered at the Nebraska State Penitentiary but all Death Row inmates are housed at TSCI.

Programs available include ABE/GED classes, college correspondence courses, Transformation Project for inmates in segregation, Alcoholics Anonymous, self-betterment clubs, volunteer activities, release programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and Vocational Education Programming. Work programs include traditional facility work programs, Health Porters, and Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) operations (Laundry and Woodshop).

TSCI has a ten-bed skilled nursing facility, clinic exam rooms, on-site x-ray, medical laboratory, optometry, and dental. Behavioral health services include psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and residential and non-residential substance abuse treatment.



  • ABE/GED classes
  • College correspondence courses
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Self-betterment clubs
  • Volunteer activities
  • Pre-release programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • 7 Habits on the Inside
  • Inside/Out Dads
  • Transformation Project
  • Inside/Out Peru State College course
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries

The facility attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of the inmates through the religious programs and services. Volunteers are a vital part of our restorative programming.  The facility welcomes citizens that have an interest in working with inmates as volunteers. Through programming, the facility is also able to reduce inmate idleness.


Security Levels. Maximum, Medium, Death Row


Tecumseh State Correctional Institution Visiting Procedures

  • Only state issued clothing will be allowed to be worn by inmates in visiting
  • Seating is limited to 165 people total; visitors/inmates beyond the 165 seating total will not be permitted
  • Processing will begin 15 minutes prior to the session start time
  • Processing will end 30 minutes after the beginning of the session

Effective April 3, 2017, the following visiting schedule is implemented:

Inmates not in restrictive housing or in Housing Unit 2B will have the opportunity to visit up to 3 sessions during the week OR 1 session on the weekend. The morning and noon session during the weekdays will be combined for those who are interested. However, they will count as separate sessions.
** Cutoff time will be 1 hour after the start of the visiting session.

The following chart indicates the visiting schedule for all statuses of inmates at TSCI, with the exception of Housing Unit 2B, effective April 3, 2017.









1st Session (0830-1130)






2nd Session (1200-1500)






3rd Session (1700-1930)






CCTV Visits (0800-1700)













Weekend (0800-1100)






Weekend (1215-1515)






Weekend (1700-1930)






CCTV Visits (0800-1700)






Housing Unit 2B visiting:

  • Housing Unit 2B inmates will be allowed Face to Face No Contact Visits, up to 2 sessions during the week or 1 session on the weekend during any visiting session as space permits.
  • Visitors will need to contact the gatehouse staff 3 days in advance of the requested visiting date to schedule a visit.

Visiting Procedures


TSCI Family Council

TSCI Family Council will be held in the TSCI Visiting Room on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. for Housing Units #2 and #3
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. for Housing Unit #1
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for SMU/ISDP

The meeting will last up to one hour. The purpose of the Family Council will be to provide an avenue for participants to communicate directly with members of the Administration, identify areas that may be in need of improvement and get feedback on those ideas. While it is important to remember that change will not be immediate, this forum gives us an opportunity to discuss the aspects of change. While you do not need to be immediate family to attend, all attendees must be approved visitors to TSCI.

The initial focus of the Family Council will be the visitation process and all aspects related to visitation. Other areas to be discussed will be the other means of communication you have with your incarcerated friends and family (i.e. mail, email and telephone).

Initial agenda items will be:

  • General introductions
  • Ground rules for meeting:
    • Meetings will begin and end on time
    • Dress code for meetings will be the same as visitation dress code
    • No one inmate will be discussed
    • No one staff member or group of staff members will be discussed
    • Interruptions of staff and other attendees will not be allowed
  • Items to be added to the next agenda will be determined through discussions at each meeting
  • Meeting minutes will be taken and available for participants at the next visiting session and posted on the bulletin board in the lobby waiting area
  • Discussion for meeting:
    • Issues of general concern - relative to visiting
    • Suggestions for improvement - relative to visiting

Quarterly Family Council Meeting Notes


Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) Medical Services


10 bed licensed skilled nursing hospital

24 hour Health Services coverage

Scheduled medical appointments Monday-Friday 0730 am -1530 pm



  • Staff Medical
    • 1 Physician
    • 1 Psychiatrist
    • 2 PRN Nurse Practitioners
    • 1 Health Service Administrator
    • 1 Director of Nursing
    • 10 RNs (8 full time and 2 PRN)
    • 6 LPNs (all full time)
    • 1 Dentist
    • 1 Dental Assistant
    • 6 Pharmacy Technicians (5 full time and 1 PRN)
    • 1 Administrative Assistant
    • 1 Medical Records Clerk
    • 1 Radiology Technician (half time)
    • 2 PRN Licensed Radiology Technicians
  • Ophthalmology Services
    • Contract Optometrist 1 day/wk
    • Eye Technician
  • Contract Specialists
    • Asera Care Hospice
    • Premier O&P Orthotics and Prosthetics
    • Audiology Services--Bryan Medical Plaza
    • Physical Therapist
    • NDOC Pharmacy
    • Radiology Services--Creighton University
    • LabCorp
    • CPAP Services--Jim's Home Health
  • Nursing Specialties include
    • IV administration and PICC line monitoring/care
    • Monthly TB Testing
    • Minor Procedures and Outpatient Wound Care and Monitoring
    • Skilled Nursing Facility Services
    • Inmate Health Porters Program
    • Living Well--Inmate Education Program


Chronic Care Clinics and Patient Education

  • Cardiac/Hypertension
  • Diabetic
  • Pulmonary
  • Neurology
  • General Diseases such as GERD and Renal Insufficiency
  • Infectious Diseases: HIV, Hepatitis B & C, TB
  • Thyroid Diseases


Laboratory Services

  • 24 Hour Availability


Behavioral Health Services

  • Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • Residential Substance Abuse Unit
  • Non-Residential Substance Abuse Treatment


Tecumseh State Correctional Institution General Information


Career Opportunities

Applicants interested in the position of a Correctional Officer are required to successfully complete the following steps:

  • Online application (must be completed in full, failure to respond to all questions can result in disqualification)
  • Written exam (by invitation only)*
  • Online Corrections Selection Inventory (CSI) Assessment (by invitation only)*
  • Security background check
  • Meet & Greet
  • Reference check
  • Medical exam
  • Drug test
  • Provide educational transcripts (including High School)

*You will be notified via email if selected to move on in the hiring process. The dates and time of the Meet & Greet will be included in your invitation. The notifications will only be done through email, so please ensure you use a current email address and check regularly for updated information.


Directions to the Facility

TSCI is located two miles north of Tecumseh, Nebraska on the west side of Highway 50.

From Lincoln, Nebraska: Highway 2 east of Lincoln to Highway 50, then right (south) on Highway 50 for 18 miles OR Highway 77 south of Lincoln to Highway 41 then left (east) to Highway 50 then right (south) for 1 1/2 miles.

From Omaha, Nebraska: From Interstate 80, Exit 440 (near Sapp Brothers Truck Stop) take Highway 50 south for approximately 54 miles.


Driving Directions





For more information contact:

Boris Ilic, Public Information and Litigation Officer
North Highway 50
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Mailing Address:
PO Box 900
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Phone: (402) 335-5998
M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time