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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 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
Segregation Block Visiting Hours
Wednesday12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Protective Custody Block Visiting Hours
Thursday12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 10:45 am
Sunday5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
General Population Visiting Hours
Wednesday (Morning)8:00 am - 10:45 am
Wednesday (Evening)5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday (Morning)8:00 am - 10:45 am
Thursday (Evening)5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday (Morning)8:00 am - 10:45 am
Friday (Afternoon)12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday (Evening)5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday (Morning)8:00 am - 10:45 am
Sunday (Afternoon)12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

NOTE: The morning session will stop processing visitors at 10:20 am. The afternoon session will stop processing visitors at 3:05 pm. The evening session will stop processing visitors at 7:05 pm. No visitors will be processed during the last 25 minutes of any visiting session. Visitors of general population inmates may visit during any two sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. General population visitors who visit on Saturday or Sunday are limited to one visiting session.

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 Typesort descending
Continuing Care-Sex Offender Program

This program helps participants maintain and strengthen the gains they made in other treatment programs. It also helps participants navigate new challenges and helps support the transition back to a community setting. Also offered on parole. 

Clinical Treatment
iHeLP- Inpatient Sex Offender Treatment Program

iHeLP is an inpatient program available to individuals who have been assessed as a high risk for further sexual violence. 

Clinical Treatment
Mental Health Unit

The MHU is a residential treatment community designated for those inmates 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.

Clinical Treatment
METEOR

This program introduces the concept of stages of change and works to assess and educate participants about which stage they are in and how to move forward.

Clinical Treatment
Non-residential Treatment for Substance Abuse: IOP & OP

Intensive outpatient and outpatient services are available to individuals with lower-need substance abuse disorders.

Clinical Treatment
Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse: RTC, SAU, COP

Inmates assigned to residential treatment programs have been identified as having serious substance abuse issues. These programs generally last about ten months. 

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.

Clinical Treatment
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention. It is facilitated by correctional staff members and operated by group members. The program targets criminal thinking and reduces the risk of recidivism.  

Non-Clinical Programs
Transformation Project

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

Non-Clinical Programs
WRAP: Vocational and Life Skills Program

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. WRAP®, which is currently being used in Restrictive Housing, addresses a number of physical, mental health and life issues. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Restorative Justice

This program, hosted by the Community Justice Center, emphasizes the importance of repairing harm caused by criminal behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Crime Victims Impact/Empathy and Life Skills

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

Non-Clinical Programs
Destination...Dad (Inside out Dads, Within my Reach, Common Sense Parenting)

Multi-component model to restore the relationships between incarcerated parents and their children. 

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. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Living Well

This program provides individuals with techniques to manage chronic health conditions.  

Non-Clinical Programs
ABE/ASE General Population

ABE/ASE general population education programs are for adult students who need to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma or brush up on basic skills regardless of their diploma status. 

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. 

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. 

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 18 who have not graduated from high school are required to be in school. Students can earn a high school diploma. 

Education Programs
Job Skills & Readiness

This program teaches communication skills for relationship building, which provides greater ability to obtain employment. 

Education Programs
MATA Club (Mexican Awareness Through Association)

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

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. 

Pro-Social Activities
Religious Programming

The Nebraska Department of Correctional services provides accommodations for 20 different religions. Inmates may attend a variety of religious services.

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

S.T.O.P. (Standing Together on Purpose) 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. 

Pro-Social Activities
Sports leagues

A variety of different sports leagues are offered throughout NDCS facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.

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. 

Pro-Social Activities
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization to encourage its members to read, and listen at meetings to information provided through speakers. Members may use the program as a foundation to encourage and provide opportunities in facing the truth about their accountability for their addiction. 

Pro-Social Activities
AACS (African American Culture Society)

Participants in AACS (African American Culture Society) learn, and/or retain the religion, culture, arts, customs, crafts, language and heritage of the African American people. 

Pro-Social Activities
Discharge Planning

Approximately four to five months prior to discharge, 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. 

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.

Reentry Services
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

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

Restrictive Housing

Restrictive Housing conducts out of cell and front of cell assessments, treatment plans and segregation mental status evaluations. 

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.

Skilled Nursing Facility

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

Healthy Living

This program, delivered by a wellness expert, provides preventative health education and nutrition.

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.  

Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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

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.  

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. 

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. 

Social Work 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. 

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. 

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.

Social Work Services
Western Alternative Corrections ***

Services offered by Western Alternative Corrections include but are not limited to: Residential, Transition Skills, Basic Money Management, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Parenting, Family Reunification, Vocational Assessments, Job Placement Services, Individual Program Planning, Risk/Needs Assessment, Progress Meetings, Case Notes and Release Planning.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Cornhusker State Industries

Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) establishes employment opportunities for individuals that approximate private-sector work opportunities. 

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

ReConnect places emphasis on employment preparation and retention skills while also helping clients develop comprehensive problem solving and life skills needed to be successful in the workplace and in life. 

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

Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) hosted the Brothers in Blue Seminar April 19-22. The Brothers in Blue Seminar is a faith-based life skills seminar in which sixteen volunteers graciously gave of their time and made a positive impact on fourteen incarcerated individuals.Read more

Team members at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner in the LCC visiting room on April 30. Several volunteers attended the event, including Bill Hance, who was recognized as DEC’s Volunteer of the Year, and Roy Wolfer, LCC’s Volunteer of the Year. LCC’s Food Service team provided a lovely meal consisting of lemon pepper chicken, rice pilaf, asparagus and a choice of dessert.Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 59th “Restorative Justice (RH) – crime victims impact/empathy life skills class” at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on April 5. Fifty percent showed empathy and/or insight into the effects their actions had on their victims/community. “The workshop teaches you how to more effectively cope with your emotional problems and how to deal with them,” one participant said.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Reentry Specialist Rob Kocks meets with an incarcerated individual to discuss his reentry plan at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Kocks has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2016. His main job duties include conducting various levels of reentry meetings, attending parole hearings and reviews and working collaboratively with the Parole Board, Office of Parole, Probation Administration, Vocational and Life Skills partners and community outreach organizations. “Our primary goal is to prepare offenders for their reentry in to the community so that they don’t re-offend,”...Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 58th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on March 21. Ninety percent of participants said they gained insight into the effects their actions had on their victims and communities. “It taught me to think about how my crime affected others and how I traumatized my victims" one participant said.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Security Corporal John Sublette logs incarcerated individuals on his unit at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Sublette has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since February of 2017. His main job duties include monitoring cameras, logging those entering and leaving the unit, answering phones and logging area checks, showers and yard times. “I like keeping track of things and I like the paperwork aspect,” Sublette said. “I like helping out when people need me.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Manager Rowan Taylor jokes with an incarcerated individual at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Taylor has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2014. Her main job duties include handling inmate and team member concerns within her unit, teaching Thinking for a Change (T4C) and facilitating Inner Circle. “I started this job to get experience in social work, not thinking I’d be here more than a year,” Taylor said. “I ended up realizing I really, really liked it. This is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

In National Geographic's book "LOVE Unleashed" by Rebecca Ascher-Walshis is a chapter called Rosco (page 37). Rosco is a Domesti-PUPS therapy/service dog trained at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). He now belongs to a child with cerebral palsy. The chapter mentions both NSP and the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). It references Rosco’s graduation, training and the benefits to the public and the incarcerated individuals involved.Read more

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