Lincoln Correctional Center

Lincoln Correctional Center

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General Information
Warden
Taggart Boyd
Public Information Officer
Tammy Kluver: tammy.kluver@nebraska.gov
Phone
402.471.2861
Address
3216 West Van Dorn St.
Lincoln, NE 68522
Mailing Address
PO Box #22800
Lincoln, NE 68542

About the Facility

The Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) is an adult male, medium/maximum custody facility. Replacing the Men's Reformatory, the present institution was authorized by the Legislature in 1975 and opened in August 1979. LCC sits next to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) and, while the facilities are separate, they continue to employ the extensive use of shared services including food service, maintenance, inmate records, training, safety and sanitation, mail and perimeter security.

LCC has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.

General Information

LCC provides care, custody and programming to a variety of inmates, primarily younger, first-time inmates. Each housing unit inside the institution is somewhat unique. One unit serves mentally ill and socially and developmentally impaired inmates. One unit is designed to accommodate an inpatient program for sex offenders. One unit is designated to house inmates who have been classified to Protective Management status. The remaining housing units house general population inmates.

Directions to the Facility 

From I-80 W, take exit 397 for US-77 S toward Beatrice. Follow US-77 S/Homestead Expy as it turns into W Van Dorn St. Follow W Varn Dorn St. LCC will be on your right.

Visiting Hours

EFFECTIVE 8/8/2020, VISITING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Schedule a Visit at LCC

COVID-19 VISITATION

Visitation during the COVID-19 response is limited due to the need to maintain a 6 foot separation/social distance. Facilities have identified the capacity for their visiting rooms and have adjusted their schedules accordingly. To select a time and date for visitation, please click the button above to complete the online form.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN – Be sure to review the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitor list
  • Visitors with serious underlying medical conditions are not encouraged to visit
  • Individuals who are on quarantine/medical isolation status are not permitted to visit
  • During the facility screening you must be able to answer “no” to the following questions:
    • Do you have a cough, shortness of breath or fever?
    • Have you had contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days?
    • Have you traveled internationally in the previous 14 days?
  • Visitors must bring a mask to wear
  • Up to two adults are allowed at each visit, per inmate
  • Children (under age 18) are not permitted
  • If two adults plan to attend the same visiting session, each person should complete an online form, and include the name of the second person
  • All visitation requests must be submitted at least seven days prior to the selected date
  • Visits are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified by email at least three days in advance of your approved visit
  • Be sure to include alternative dates and times for your visit. If your first preference is already filled, staff will try to grant your second or third request
  • If you need to cancel a visit for any reason, notify the facility as soon as possible

*** NOTE: You will need to arrive prior to your scheduled visitation time in order to be screened and searched. Each facility has established a different arrival time, based on its schedules. Be sure you know when you need to be at the facility you are visiting. Late arrivals will not be processed.


Rules inside the Facility

  • Must wear mask at all times
  • Must maintain 6 foot social distance at all times
  • No touching
  • No water fountains or vending (food or drink) will be available
  • No cash permitted
  • No games/books/cards
  • No photos

These rules are in place to keep our population and the public safe and healthy. The facility reserves the right to terminate any visit in which the rules are not followed.  

Questions pertaining to any of the information above can be directed to the facility. Contact information is available on this page.


LCC Visiting Schedule

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To view a PDF version of this schedule, click here: LCC Visiting Schedule

Incarcerated persons at LCC are limited to one visit per week.
Visits may be scheduled in advance, as long as they do not exceed the quota mentioned above.

 


Facility Visitation Procedures

The link below will take you to visiting procedures that apply to this facility. Note that some information is not current, based on new visitation guidelines implemented due to COVID-19; however, procedures pertaining to identification documents, approved dress code, authorized items, the visitation approval process and other guidelines pertinent to each facility are still applicable and should be followed.

Visiting Procedures

Programs

List Container

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 Typesort descending
Chronic Care Mental Health Unit (CCMHU)

Inmates diagnosed with a serious mental illness or significant developmental/organic disability and are not suited for the Mental Health Unit due to clinical or behavioral risk factors, need for assessment and/or crisis management. 


Need addressed:  mental health

Clinical Treatment
Anger Management High Risk/Need

Anger Management is available to individuals demonstrating high risk/high needs related to anger. This treatment provides instruction and practice on basic anger control strategies in a group facilitated by clinicians.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; aggression, mental health 

Clinical Treatment
Mental Health Unit

The MHU is a residential treatment community designated for incarcerated individuals with serious mental illness or developmental/organic disabilities and who are assessed as having significant functional impairment. Program components include symptom management, social skills, medication management, mental illness awareness, and others.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Mental Health Outpatient Services

This program provides general, individual therapy.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Secure Mental Health Unit

The Secure Mental Health unit is used to house inmates diagnosed with a serious mental illness or significant developmental/organic disability and are not currently suited to be housed on the Mental Health Unit (MHU) due to clinical or behavioral risk factors. Inmates are located on unit C2. Programs include METEOR, introduction to mental illness, core process groups, impulse control and management, creative expressions, meditation and stress management, in addition to others.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Violence Reduction Program***

The Violence Reduction Program is an intensive treatment option for individuals at high risk for violent re-offense. Incarcerated individuals with a high risk to re-offend may include those with strong antisocial beliefs or lifestyle, evidence of psychopathy, and/or instrumental violence.


Needs Addressed:  Aggression; attitudes/behavior

Clinical Treatment
Acute/sub-acute Mental Health Unit (A/SAMHU)

Designed for inmates who have a serious mental illness of significant developmental/organic disability who are not suited to be housed on the mental health unit (MHU) due to clinical or behavioral risk factors, need for assessment, and/or crisis management.

Need addressed:  Mental Health

Clinical Treatment
Exploring Trauma

Participants explore the effects of trauma and how it has impacted their lives.


Needs addressed: Attitude/behavior 

 

Non-Clinical Programs
Community Justice Center Victims Impact/Empathy

This program increases a participant's understanding of the harm/damages they caused their victims, communities and themselves. The program also provides an important life skill module that teaches how to become emotionally proficient, which translates into better decision making and reduced conflicts.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior, Life skills.

Non-Clinical Programs
Courage to Change

A series of cognitive-behavioral interactive journals in which participants can address their individual problem areas based on a criminogenic risk and needs assessment.


Attitudes/Behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
Domesti-PUPS

Participants in Domesti-PUPS train dogs to become service animals for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs and education programs.


Needs addressed: Pro-social, attitude, behavior

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
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
Transformation Project

The Transformation Project is transition and reentry program aimed at promoting positive behavior during incarceration and preparing participants for transition back into the community. Self-study modules are available for incarcerated individuals in long-term restrictive housing.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior, re-entry.

Non-Clinical Programs
Destination Dads-Inside Out Dads

Incarcerated fathers get tools they need to become more involved, responsible, and committed in the lives of their children.


 

Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Destination Dads-Within My Reach

Critical and concrete tools are provided which help participants improve interactions with those who matter in their lives.  Subjects are knowing yourself first, smart love and making your own decisions.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical 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
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
College Courses

College courses are offered through various universities/colleges and correspondence courses. Currently, college classes are provided by grant funded providers and/or at the individual's own expense.


Needs Addressed:  Education; employment; life skills; pro-social.

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
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization which encourages members to read, and listen at meetings using the program as an opportunity to face the truth and become accountable for their addiction to alcohol.


Need Addressed:  Support for addiction and prosocial activity

Pro-Social Activities
KORU Mindfulness Meditation

Focuses on self-awareness and relaxation techniques incorporating beginning yoga and deep breathing to help calm the body, mind, spirit.

Needs addressed:  Attitudes/behavior.

Pro-Social Activities
Harambee African Cultural Organization (HACO)

This self-betterment club provides an opportunity to explore the root of the African American culture and heritage, including the past, present and future.


Need addressed:  Outside interest, pro-social activity

Pro-Social Activities
Prison Fellowship 7 Pillars

Provides support to those with pornography and sex addictions.


Need addressed:  Support for sex offender.

Pro-Social Activities
MATA Club (Mexican Awareness Through Association)

Participants in this self-betterment club learn about the religious, cultural aspects, arts, customs, crafts, language, and the heritage of the Hispanic people.


Needs addressed:  Outside interest and support.

Pro-Social Activities
Prison Fellowship Conquer Series

Provides support for those with pornography and sex addictions.  This is a pre-requisite to the Prison Fellowship & Pillars program.


Needs:  Pro-social/outside interest; support for sex offenders.

Pro-Social Activities
Native Americans Spiritual and Cultural Awareness Group (NASCA)

NASCA is designed to help Native Americans express their uniqueness of cultural and spiritual practices. Participants are given the chance to learn how to sing, pray and dance from a Native perspective.


Needs address:  Pro-social/outside interest and support.

Pro-Social Activities
Standing Together on Purpose (S.T.O.P.)

Standing Together on Purpose ( S.T.O.P.) is a multi-cultural club that teaches about the heritage and legacy of American people. S.T.O.P. aims to further promote the cultural construction of stable bridges for effective communication between all people.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social; outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Intentional Peer Support

Helps individuals recover from mental illness, addiction, or trauma with the assistance fo someone who has similar life experiences.  


Needs addressed: Attitudes/Behavior; Prosocial Activities

Pro-Social Activities
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
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
Veteran's Group

The Veteran's Group aims to assist all veterans and honorary members, including veterans of the United States of America and its Allies Forces in addition to their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans. The group provides opportunities for veterans to find employment upon release.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Pro-Social Activities
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
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
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

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
Crisis Intervention

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


Needs Addressed:  Mental 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.

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

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.

Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

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
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
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
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
Forklift Certification

Training in how to use and operate a forklift.


Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Discusses deescalation; decision making and consequences; how trauma has affected a person; and how to overcome negative ways of dealing with stressful situations and crises.  Need addressed:  Life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Alpha

Alpha promotes daily living skills and encourages character development. All classes are biblically based and open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. The program includes lessons on addiction prevention, understanding marriage, understanding parenthood and managing finances.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Materials Coordinator Apprenticeship

Training in material handling including shipping and receiving.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Offset Press Operator Apprenticeship

Training in how to operate and offset printer in the Print Shop.


Need addressed:  Employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Routing Operator Apprenticeship

Instruction and training to set up, operate, and tend a computer controlled wood routing machine.


Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
RISE

This program targets entrepreneurial-minded individuals and offers intensive leadership development, business plan competitions, executive mentoring, financial investment, and startup incubation.


Needs addressed:  Life skills; employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program: Vocational and Life Skills Program ***

The TRADE Program teaches conflict resolution; critical thinking; communication; personal finance; healthy relationships; basic computer; job preparation.


Needs Addressed:  Life skills; employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Furniture Finisher Apprenticeship

Instruction and training in shaping, finishing, and refinishing damaged, warn or used furniture or new high grade furniture to specification.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Reconnect: Success Prep

Helps participants examine behaviors and attitudes that may have contributed to their incarceration and focus on skills critical to reentry.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior, life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Cabinet Maker Apprentice

Apprenticeship for learning carpentry skills. 


Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Brothers in Blue

Faith based life skills program provided in the form of a four day retreat and once a month  check-ins.  

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Additional Information

The LCC provides care, custody and programming to a variety of inmates, primarily younger, first-time inmates. Each of the housing units of the institution is somewhat unique. One unit serves the mentally ill and socially and developmentally impaired inmates. One unit is designed to accommodate an inpatient program for sex offenders. One unit is designated as segregation, supplementing the sixteen cell Control Unit that is used to house the most disruptive inmates. One unit is designated to house inmates who have been classified to Protective Custody status. The remaining housing units house general population inmates.

  • Academic Education - ABE/GED
  • Remedial Reading and Mathematics
  • Pre-employment Training
  • English as a Second Language
  • College Level Courses
  • Industries - Wood Shop; Print Shop
  • Other - Pre-Release
  • Preparing Animals to Assist with Success (PAAWS)
  • Basic dog obedience program

Security Levels. Medium and Minimum

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-82)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

No positive results among recently tested NDCS inmates

June 16, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Of 400 men and women tested since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) only seven individuals within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have been positive. All seven of those individuals have recovered. The 400 individuals include those housed at the Community Corrections Center—Omaha (CCC-O), Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF), Omaha...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-80)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

Assault at LCC sends inmate to hospital

June 10, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) went to the hospital this afternoon for the treatment of serious* injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. The assault happened in an outside yard, shortly before 1 p.m.

During the incident, the injured inmate was cut in the neck with a sharpened homemade weapon, which was quickly recovered by staff members. Just a few...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-79)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS offers COVID testing opportunity to inmates

June 9, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Director Scott R. Frakes announced that men and women housed in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will have the opportunity to be tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19), even if they are not symptomatic. Participation is voluntary. Testing will be conducted in each of the 10 facilities over the coming weeks.

“This is the same test that is currently...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-73)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

June 3, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Sheena Meidt (31), a recreation specialist at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC), was arrested today by the Nebraska State Patrol for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417).

She has been an employee of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since August 2019. She previously held positions as a corporal and a unit case worker. Following her arrest, Meidt...Read more

May is a special time at NDCS. It is when we celebrate our correctional officers and teammates.

COVID-19 forced us to postpone our usual recognition events. But it did not diminish the appreciation we feel toward our hardworking staff.

Watch the video here .Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-69)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19

May 25, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new test-...Read more

NDCS teammates are essential workers.

They work through holidays, weekends and pandemics.

The work they do, the rehabilitation and health services they offer, the job skills they help incarcerated individuals to create all go to #KeepPeopleSafe.

#ThankYou for what you do. Every. Single. Day.

To watch this video of appreciation, click this YouTube link HERE.

#NDCSCorrectionalAppreciationMonthRead more

When one door closes, another one opens. That’s what transitioning jobs was like for Registered Nurse Becky Brinson when the urgent care clinic she worked at for more than 26 years closed down. She looked to the future and stepped into a new career at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). “I started at NDCS in 2017. I worked in family practice and urgent care in the past and was ready for something different.”

Brinson said when she started at NDCS, she was surprised at how appreciative the incarcerated population was for the care they received. “They are thankful we...Read more

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