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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.
Programsort ascending Description Type
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
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
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
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.

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
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.

Non-Clinical Programs
Sports leagues

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

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. 

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
Skilled Nursing Facility

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

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
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
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. 

Restorative Justice

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

Non-Clinical Programs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Living Well

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

Non-Clinical Programs
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
Job Skills & Readiness

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

Education Programs
Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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

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
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
Healthy Living

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

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
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
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
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
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 teachers 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.

Social Work 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.  

Clinical Treatment
Adult Basic Education

Program assists adult inmates working toward high school equivalency, or in need of basic skill refresher 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

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 57th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on Feb. 8. Eighty percent of class participants said they gained insight into who their victims really are and how their decisions impacted their victims and communities. "It gave insight on how many people I harmed," one participant said. "Where I thought it was one – I realized it was many more."Read more

Inner Circle core members at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) hosted Don Nevins from the Lincoln Parole Office, Jeffrey Beran from the Omaha Parole Office, and Rafael Hernandez with the Reentry Team to present to a group of approximately 25 incarcerated men on Feb. 21. The speakers presented on the parole process and opportunities available to people transitioning through community corrections and work release. John Flowers, event host and Inner Circle member, stated the purpose of the panel was “to bridge the gap in information. We want people to know the opportunities that are available to them and work to get rid of the...Read more

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March 2, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Reentering society after years spent in prison can be a daunting task. That’s why incarcerated men at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) have teamed up to inspire, motivate and educate their peers.

The Inner Circle, started in December 2016, is comprised of eight to 12 core members who help others create working plans to lead healthier lives during their time in Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facilities – ultimately...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Kimberly Sadowski performs at pat search at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Sadowski has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since April of 2017. Her main job duties include securing the institution by keeping doors locked and conducting proper pat searches. “It’s just a sense of goodness,” Sadowski said. “It’s keeping people safe.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Ten incarcerated individuals graduated from Thinking for a Change (T4C) at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on Feb. 14. Caseworkers Dana Dormer and Kelsey Schiebur led the group in discussing their experiences and making changes for the better. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

The Community Justice Center recently completed its 56th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). "It was helpful because it taught me how to not repeat the crime and harm I've done to others," one participant said.Read more

Maintenance Specialist James Corwin helps an incarcerated individual cut a piece of lexan, which will be used for doors, windows and TV covers at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Corwin has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2004. His main job duties include supervising porters and completing work orders for broken or missing concrete and tile. “I love doing construction and I love the people I work with,” Corwin said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

The Community Justice Center recently completed its 55th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). One-hundred percent of participants rated the class excellent. "It helped me understand just what the extent of my crime did to the community," one participant said.Read more

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