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Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

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General Information
Warden
Barb Lewien
Public Information Officer
Tammie Bamesberger
Phone
402.471.0740
Address
2720 W Van Dorn St
Lincoln, NE 68522
Mailing Address
P.O. Box #22200
Lincoln, NE 68542

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About the Facility

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.

CCC-L has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.


General Information

Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive environment. Individuals assigned here participate in "work detail" or "work release."

The first several weeks after arrival are spent on work detail - a job in the community supervised by corrections staff or community staff with specific corrections training. Work detail assignments are generally for NDCS or other state agencies and can include cleaning and road crews., maintenance or administrative office work.

Following a time on work detail, individuals are provided an opportunity to go into the community to look for jobs. Once a job is secured and community corrections staff have been in contact with the employer, individuals can be assigned to work release. Individuals on work release are employed in the community, receive competitive wages and pay applicable taxes. Also available is educational release, where individuals attend local vocational/technical/business/community colleges and universities. Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to and from work and are expected to adhere to a pre-approved schedule.are responsible for his/her own clothing and personal items and pay room and board of $12 per day.


Directions to the Facility

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. CCC-L is located on the right (the north entrance to Pioneers Park is on the left).

 

Visiting Hours
Mens Housing Units B, E, T Visiting Hours - Main Building Visiting Room
Thursday6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays *8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mens Housing Units C, D, T Visiting Hours - Main Building Visiting Room
Thursday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays *1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Womens Housing Wings A, B Visiting Hours - Womens Unit Visiting Room
Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays*8:30 am - 10:30 am
Womens Housing Wings C, D Visiting Hours - Womens Unit Visiting Room
Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays*1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CCC-L Family Council Meeting: Please come to the Main Building Visiting Room at CCC-L to participate. The next date is TBA.

CCC-L Family Council Information and Guidelines


Recognized children service organizations wishing to make arrangements to bring children to visit an incarcerated parent may contact the facility Unit Administrator.

* 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.

Visiting Procedures


 

Programs

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Programs & Services

Below is a brief record of every available program and service provided by this correctional facility. If it there is any additional facility-specific information pertaining to these programs and services, it will be found under the "Additional Information" tab.

**Please keep in mind that if there is no additional information provided by the facility, the "Additional Information" tab will not be displayed.
Program Description Type
Non-residential Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (IOP)

A drug/alcohol abuse program available for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for the residential program due to lower level substance abuse issues.


Needs addressed:  alcohol, drugs.

Clinical Treatment
Non-residential Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OP)

Outpatient substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for residential or intensive substance abuse services due to lower level substance abuse issues.


Needs addressed:  drugs and alcohol abuse.

Clinical Treatment
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a workshop that that provides insight on topics such as anger and relationships; and new ways to address disagreements.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes, behavior. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Destination Dads-Common Sense Parenting

Provides parents with a menu of techniques that will aid them in building positive family relationships; preventing and correcting misbehavior; using consequences to improve behavior.  Teaches self-control and how to stay calm.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention which leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior. 


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Thinking for a Change

Thinking for a Change is a high-level cognitive behavioral program developed by the National Institute of Corrections. The program uses role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; family; friends; aggression.

Non-Clinical Programs
Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education assists adult incarcerated students work toward high school equivalency, or refresh skills regardless of diploma status.


Need Addressed:  Education

Education Programs
ESL/ELL

English as a second language (ESL) is designed to aid those students not fluent in English learn to speak, read, hear and write the language so they can better function in society.


Needs addressed:  Education; life skills

Education Programs
High School

NDCS operates its own school district with a high school. Students of all ages may attend high school classes. Individuals under 22 who have not graduated from high school are required to be in school. Students over 22 need to go through an application process.


 Need addressed:  Education.

Education Programs
Religious Classses and activities

Variety of classes, workshops and religious services designed to help inmates with support and spiritual development.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social, support.

Pro-Social Activities
Restorative Circle

A support group for incarcerated individuals working on restorative justice.


Needs addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Sports/Recreation Activities

A variety of activities that encourage health pastimes are offered at all facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; health.

Pro-Social Activities
Assistance for Social Security Application

Social workers provide assistance in obtaining and completing Social Security applications to individuals who qualify and are 90 days from discharge, post-release supervision or parole.


Need addressed:  Re-entry for those who may qualify for Social Security benefits due to age or disability.

Reentry Services
Discharge Planning

Reentry specialists work with individuals to ensure a reentry plan is completed. The plan allows for a smooth transition to the community and focuses on housing, transportation, employment, education, and medical/mental health services as needed.


Need addressed:  Re-entry

Reentry Services
Reentry planning

Clients develop comprehensive reentry plans that include housing/transitional living, employment/education, transportation, ID credentials, medical/mental and behavioral health treatment.


Need addressed:  Reentry.

Reentry Services
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Crisis Intervention

Provided on an as-needed basis, clinicians are available to assist individuals in a mental health crisis.


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Health Course

This program, delivered by a wellness expert, provides workshops on preventative health education and nutrition, such as Men's Birth Control; Date Abuse; Bullying; Gender Boxes; and Hygiene.


Need addressed:  Health.

Individual/Group Psychotherapy

Licensed, clinical therapists provide one-on-one or group therapy sessions as needed.


Need addressed:  mental health

Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

Risk Assessments and Psychological Evaluations provide diagnosis clarification, intelligence testing and Dementia screening.


Need addressed:  Mental Health; education.

Skilled Nursing Facility

On-call Skilled Nursing Facilities manage crises dealing with medical emergencies, behavioral issues and suicide watches.


Needs addressed:  Health and mental health.

Transition Services

Transition Services are available to those transitioning to or from general population or protective management. Mental Health professionals may assists with these services.


Need Addressed:  Mental Health

Community Coordination

Social workers coordinate with a variety of community providers and agencies for mental health services, substance abuse treatment and medical services. Providers include the Veteran's Administration, DHHS, treatment agencies, private practice and non-profit organizations.


Needs Addressed:  Housing, medical, mental health, basic needs, re-entry. 

Social Work Services
Living Needs

Social workers assist individuals with high medical/mental health needs to find clothing resources, apply for benefits or general assistance and other life needs.


Needs addressed:  Social work services.

Social Work Services
Medical Services Coordination

Social workers assist individuals with high medical needs to set appointments for medication management, healthcare and provide resources to obtain medical insurance upon release:


Needs addressed:  Health, mental health, life skills, re-entry.

Social Work Services
Specialized Housing Services

Social workers provide assistance to individuals with high medical/mental health needs to obtain transitional living, assisted living or skilled nursing care, as needed.


Needs addressed:  Re-entry

Social Work Services
Specialized Population Served

Specialized Population Served offers services for inmates with mental illness or serious chronic medical conditions that are high risk and multi-needs.


Needs addressed:  Health; mental health

Social Work Services
ABC Applied Construction Math

This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as calculating area, angles, volumes, pressure, shapes; solving for the unknown; and reading measurements.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: OSHA Certificate***

This program provides an overview of safety applications on a construction site as well as training on governmental regulations.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC OSHA General Industries

This course provides entry-level information about employee rights; employer responsibilities; how to file a complaint; how to identify and prevent job related hazards. 


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association ***

This grant program provides short-term transitional housing and supported employment services for formerly incarcerated adults living with behavioral health issues. (HOPE, REAL, Honu House) 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Released and Restored

Released and Restored provides life skills training for employment, finances and consumer education. The program also focuses on helping individuals learn critical thinking skills, recognize distorted thinking and develop techniques to address problem areas.


Needs Addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
News

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is celebrating nurses across the state this week with a proclamation signed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. Nurses are instrumental within the NDCS family and take care of the incarcerated population’s medical needs day and night.

Ten years ago, NDCS Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) Registered Nurse Ann Harker was looking for a change from working in long-term care. A friend recommended working with the agency. Harker says she’s never looked back.

“I have learned a lot here and I’ve seen and treated a lot of different types of medical conditions,”...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-22)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

May 7, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Diane Sabatka-Rine, chief of operations, announced multiple leadership changes at Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facilities.

Rich Cruickshank, previously warden at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), will become the new warden for the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Cruickshank, who is Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the Nebraska Army National Guard, is returning to NDCS following a deployment that started in...Read more

Friends and colleagues gathered around the breakroom tables of the Community Corrections Center of Lincoln on April 18, 2019 to celebrate something extraordinary – retirement.

Corporal Eldon Ogorzolka is well known around the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for his hard work, professionalism, and dedication to getting things done. Many celebrated and recollected his more than 35 years of service over cake.

Corporal Ogorzolka was the right-hand man for many NDCS employees.

“To be frank, he did it all!” One co-worker recalled about Corporal Ogorzolka. “From being a leader of the detail...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-20)

CONTACT Rachel Fitzler, Communications Manager OFFICE 402-479-5799 | rachel.fitzler@nebraska.gov

May 2, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.)— A road crew from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) recently wrapped up their flood relief efforts at the Nebraska National Guard training site at Camp Ashland. No strangers to hard work, crew members were confronted with an especially difficult challenge when they arrived at the gates more than a month ago.

When Corporal David Colling, of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and his group first arrived, they were...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-19)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

May 1, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb) -- Dominique Moody (27), #84387 was arrested by the Fugitive Task Force on April 30, 2019 at a residence in Lincoln, Neb.

Moody was placed on escape status from Community Corrections Center–Lincoln (CCC-L) on February 17, 2019. He is serving a six to nine year sentence for burglary. His parole eligibility date was scheduled in August 2019.

Moody was arraigned today on a charge of escape. He will be returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of...Read more

Approximately 70 visitors got an inside look at the new Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) Women’s Housing Unit Friday, March 29th. Staff and their families had the unique opportunity to the tour the modern, state-of-the-art facility.

The event was extremely successful in showcasing not only the facility, but giving families a chance to visit staffs’ workplace and being able to envision their day-to-day duties. It also helped staff visualize what it will look like once they make the final move, and emphasizing the reality that they were one step closer to being fully operational.

Assistant Warden...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-11)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

March 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Director Scott Frakes joined Governor Pete Ricketts in opening a state of the art, 160-bed female living unit at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L).

“This expansion and renovation increases overall capacity to 660 beds for men and women at CCC-L,” said Director Frakes. “In addition to providing much needed bed space, it provides core services and employment opportunities through the addition of a new...Read more

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Within the set curriculum, students are taught things like basic safety,...Read more

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