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Scott R. Frakes, Director

Scott R. Frakes, Director

Appointed: February 2, 2015

Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
(402) 471-2654

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Omaha Correctional Center
Barbara Lewien, Warden


Omaha Correctional CenterThe Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) is a medium/minimum security facility located on a 37-acre site in East Omaha, just south of Eppley Airfield. The OCC was opened April 24, 1984 with a designed capacity of 240 inmates at a total cost of approximately $17 million; today the facility has an operational capacity of 712 inmates in single, double, and multiple occupancy rooms. In 1994 an additional housing unit brought the designed capacity of the OCC to 396 inmate beds.


About OCC

The center has a separate entrance building as well as an inner complex including an indoor/outdoor visiting area, a library, a chapel, dental and medical area, segregation unit, academic and pre-employment training areas, central physical plant, laundry, kitchen and dining room, Cornhusker State Industries, canteen and a gymnasium.

OCC has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1986.



Inmates at the facility are afforded educational opportunities. The facility attempts to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the inmates through the programs and services of the religious activities.

Through programming, the facility has been able to reduce inmate idleness. Treatment programming is always at capacity due to the sizable number of drug and sex offenders at the Omaha Correctional Center. The Omaha Correctional Center hosts the Substance Abuse Unit for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Services as well as a Non-Residential Services program.

The facility is always looking for committed citizens that have an interest in helping our inmates as volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of our restorative programming.

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Residential and Non-Residential
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Self betterment clubs
  • Volunteer activities
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries

Security Level Medium and Minimum


Omaha Correctional Center Visiting Procedures

OCC Visit Times and Days

1st Session
2nd Session

1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Entrance times for regular visits at the Omaha Correctional Center

1st Session
2nd Session

Wednesday thru Friday
1:00 p.m.
4:45 p.m.

7:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.

Note: The weekend morning session will stop processing visitors at 9:15 a.m. and the weekend afternoon session will stop processing visitors at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the first ssession will stop processing visitors at 3:00 p.m. and the second session will stop processing visitors at 6:45 p.m. Additionally, visitors will not be allowed to loiter on institutional grounds, buildings, etc. Visitors may arrive at the facility one-half hour (30 minutes) prior to the beginning of a visitation session.

Visiting Procedures

Any deviation from this timeframe must be approved in advance by the Warden/Designee.


Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) Medical Services

Clinic Hours

0700 to 1500

24 Health Services Coverage



  • Medical
    • 1 Physician
    • 1 PA
    • 1 ADON
    • 1 Nurse Supervisor
    • 5 RNs
    • 4 LPNs
    • 1 Word Processing Specialist
  • Dental
    • 1 Dentist (OCC & CCC-O inmates)
  • Digital Radiology
    • Radiology technician
  • Laboratory services
    • 24 hour availability
    • Contract Optometrist
    • 1 PT psychiatrist
    • Internal medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Physical Therapy services
  • Prosthesis and Orthopedic Devices
    • Audiology services through Beltone PRN
    • Orthopedic services through Triumph PRN


Services available at the Medical Clinic

  • Minor procedures and outpatient wound care
  • Monthly TB testing
  • 12 lead EKG’s Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
  • Chronic Care Clinics and patient teaching
  • Cardiac and Hypertension
  • Diabetic
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary
  • TB
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • General


Behavioral Health Services

  • Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy Sex Offender Treatment
  • Outpatient Sex Offender Treatment
  • Outpatient mood and anxiety disorder group
  • Residential Substance Abuse Unit
  • Non-Residential Substance Abuse Treatment


Directions to the Facility

The OCC is located at 2323 Avenue J Street, Omaha, NE 68110. Take Interstate 480 East to Highway 75 North to the Cuming Street exit. Turn right (east) onto Cuming Street. Cuming Street turns into Abbott Drive. Remain on Abbott Drive to Locust Street. Turn right (east) onto Locust Street and proceed to 23rd Street. Turn right (south) onto 23rd Street and proceed one block to Avenue J. Turn left (east) on Avenue J to the OCC.


Driving Directions





For more information contact:

Edward Fabian, Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 11099
2323 Avenue J
Omaha, NE 68110-2766

Phone: (402) 522-7014

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