Due to a reduction in staffing, inmate visitation will be canceled at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Thank you.
402.471.2861
 

Lincoln Correctional Center

Lincoln Correctional Center

Facility Container

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
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.

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

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.
Programsort ascending Description Type
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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
Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

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


Need addressed:  Mental Health; education.

Restorative Justice

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


Need addressed:  Pro-social; attitudes/behavior.

Non-Clinical 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
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
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
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
Prison Fellowship 7 Pillars

Provides support to those with pornography and sex addictions.


Need addressed:  Support for sex offender.

Pro-Social Activities
Offset Press Operator Apprenticeship

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


Need addressed:  Employment.

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

Discusses de-escalation; 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
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
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
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
Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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


Need addressed:  mental health

iHeLP- Inpatient Sex Offender Treatment Program

The Intpatient Healthy Lives Program (iHeLP) is an inpatient program available to individuals who have been assessed as a high risk for further sexual violence.


Need assessed:  High Risk Sex Offender

Clinical Treatment
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
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.

Harambee African Cultural Organization (HACO)

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


Need addressed:  Outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Forklift Training

Training in how to use and operate a forklift.


Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills 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
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
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
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
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-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
Crisis Intervention

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


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Crime Victims Impact/Empathy and Life Skills

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
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
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
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Cabinet Maker Apprentice

Apprenticeship for learning carpentry skills. 


Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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
Anger Management

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
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
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.


Need Addressed:  Support for addiction.

Pro-Social Activities
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 more than four decades, Warden Charlie West has been an instrumental part of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Today, he retires.

West started his career out as a correctional officer in 1977. That’s the same year of the New York City blackout and the year Elvis Presley died. The average cost of a new house was $49,300 and a gallon of Gas was 65 cents. It was a different time then, but one full of endless possibilities for West.

“Looking back on my 42 years here at NDCS, it’s been good,” said West. “I’ve seen a lot of good changes, especially with programming for the incarcerated...Read more

Lincoln Correctional Center's Corporal Card and Case Manager Sherwood are the two lucky contestants who were selected by their teammates to Raise It To Shave It in an effort to raise money for Nebraska's United Way.

Corporal Card says he's had his beard for two and a half years now.

Case Manager Sherwood's has had his beard for four years!

Both say the fundraiser was a fun, exciting and yet anxious event for them as they said goodbye to their facial hair for a good cause.

Both men say they love beards and plan on growing them back starting tomorrow!

Thank you LCC!

Watch the video...Read more

Teammates at the Lincoln Correctional Center and Diagnostic & Evaluation Center took advantage of a fun opportunity to raise money for charity. #crazyhairday #teammates #unitedway #lovewhereyouworkRead more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-58)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS employee arrested

September 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Erin Slater (37), a corporal at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC), was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on September 18, 2019 for unauthorized communication with a prisoner (Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-417).

She has been employed by NDCS since March 2019. Slater resigned her position at NDCS and was booked into the Lancaster County Jail.

“It is...Read more

Spotlight: Nearly 12 years ago, this limousine driver turned in one set of keys for another. Now, Corporal Stark is the Tool Control Corporal at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Lincoln Correctional Center. Stark says he’s never looked back since his driving days.

Stark originally made the move from the limousine business to keeping people safe for the good health benefits and full time pay. He says he’s always been interested in criminal justice and majored in it in college. He started out as an officer, promoted to corporal and is now in charge of monitoring all tools across the facility. “I keep track...Read more

The Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and Diagnostic & Evaluation Center (DEC) held a balloon blast as one of their United Way charitable giving fundraisers. Teammates had an amazing time for a good cause raising close to $300! Way to go!!

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The Employee Activity Committees (EAC) have been busy this month recognizing employees and all their hard work. The Lincoln Correctional Center and Diagnostic & Evaluation Center EAC braved a scorching hot day in the sun to serve up some delicious open-flamed burgers and brats, homemade bbq beans and coleslaw compliments of Lt. Schrotberger. Central Office EAC celebrated with a frozen treat day and approved jeans day. The Community Correction Center – Omaha EAC also celebrated with a potluck feast!Read more

The news of the violent murder of a beloved Tennessee Department of Correction administrator swept across the nation like wildfire and struck home to the thousands of correctional officers, unit case workers and teammates who work at prison facilities every day including here in Nebraska.

“It’s heart wrenching,” said Jill Ourada, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) training specialist and Honor Guard assistant team leader. “When I first heard what happened, I was mad. I might not know them in Tennessee, but I felt violated that someone murdered one of our own.”

NDCS sent Ourada and Lincoln...Read more

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