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Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

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General Information
Warden
Denise Davidson
Public Information Officer
Lori Keller: lori.keller@nebraska.gov
Phone
402.362.3317
Address
1107 Recharge Rd.
York, NE 68467-8003

About the Facility

NCCW began operation in May 1920 through an act of the Nebraska Legislature establishing the “State Reformatory for Women.” The original facility included a two-story farmhouse that was used as an inmate dormitory and later as the superintendent’s residence.  Two additional three-story brick dormitory buildings were added in 1924 and 1926, both of which are still in use today as program areas.

In 2004 the facility completed the first half of a $15 million capital construction project that included the addition of a 76-bed general population living unit, 48-bed residential substance abuse treatment unit, 15-bed segregation unit, 30-bed special needs unit, dining room and food preparation area, staff offices, central laundry, and new water tower. The second half of the construction project, completed in 2009,  included the remodeling of several program areas, including medical services, administrative offices and education.

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


General Information

The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is the state's only secure correctional facility for adult women. The 275-bed facility houses maximum, medium and minimum custody inmates as well as court-ordered evaluators and county safe keepers.   

 NCCW is the diagnostic and evaluation center for all newly committed female inmates.  The first 30 days of the inmates’ incarceration is in an Orientation program which is segregated from the general population. During this program, inmates receive medical and mental health evaluations and also learn about the various programming opportunities available to them during their term of incarceration.  Each inmate has a personalized classification and programming plan developed to assist her in addressing personal deficiencies.   Visiting during the 30-day orientation program is limited to one (1) visit by immediate family members only.

 


Directions to the Facility

The facility is located on State Spur 93D off of the U. S. Highway #81 bypass on the west edge of York, NE.   From Interstate 80 take exit #353, then northbound on U.S. Highway #81. Travel 3.5 miles north to Nebraska State Spur #93D.  Turn west onto Spur 93D approximately 1/2 mile. Visitor parking is permitted in the lower parking lot.

 

Visiting Hours

VISITING HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR THANKSGIVING DAY (THURSDAY, NOV. 22):

  • A-M: 8 TO 10:30 A.M.

  • M-Z: 1 TO 3:30 P.M.

  • D&E, SPECIAL MANAGEMENT, STAR STABILIZATION/MOTIVATIONAL/ASSESSMENT: 5:30 TO 7 P.M.

Visiting Procedures

General Population Visiting Hours
Saturday8:00am - 10:30am
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters A - M
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters N - Z
Sunday8:00am - 10:30am
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters N - Z
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters A - M
SAU Visiting Hours
Thursday---6:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 10:30am
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters A - M
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters N - Z
Sunday8:00am - 10:30am
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters N - Z
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters A - M
STAR Unit Visiting Hours
Thursday
(treatment / maintenance phases only)
---6:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday
(stabilization / motivational / assessment phases only)
---12:00pm - 1:45pm
Saturday
(treatment / maintenance phases only)
8:00am - 10:30am
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters A - M
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters N - Z
Sunday
(treatment / maintenance phases only)
8:00am - 10:30am
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters N - Z
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to Inmates whose last name begins with letters A - M
Special Management Visiting Hours (disciplinary, administrative confinement and protective custody)
Friday---12:00pm - 1:45pm

NOTE: The processing of visitors will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of any visiting session. The processing of inmate visitors will cease one (1) hour after the start time of any designated visiting session. No visitors will be processed for visiting after this time.

Visiting hours for approved visitors of inmates who are hospitalized at the York General Hospital will be from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. These hours are also effective for other hospitals that do not have formal visiting hours.

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
Waterwalks

This is a spiritually based, inmate facilitated group discussion.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; support

Pro-Social Activities
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
Trauma Informed Peer Support

Integrative group process for women who are trauma survivors involved in mental health or substance abuse services.


Need addressed:  Support

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

Toastmasters

Toastmasters empowers people to improve communication and leadership skills, find the courage to change, achieve their full potential, and realize their dreams.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social; outside interest; attitude; behavior.

Pro-Social Activities
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
START Now

Mental Health programming re-enforcing personal responsibility for behavior; teaching about the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behavior; identifying strengths to build on.


Needs addressed:  Mental Health; attitudes; behavior.

Clinical Treatment
STAR Unit

The STAR Unit is an inpatient mental health program offering groups and classes on a diverse range of topics including psycho-educational elements, coping skills and strategies, nutrition and wellness/physical activities.


Need addressed:  Mental Health

Clinical Treatment
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.

Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA)

Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA) provides women the opportunity to discuss female health issues and learn lessons about healthy lifestyles.


Needs addressed:  Health and life skills.

Non-Clinical Programs
Serve Safe

Food safety certification course which covers food borne illness, how to prevent it; purchasing and receiving guidelines; food prep, holding and serving guidelines; food safety management, systems and sanitation guidelines.


Needs addressed:  Employment; life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Self-Esteem

Participants work on building self-esteem and confidence.


Need addressed:  Mental Health; attitude; behavior.

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
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 six months.


 Need addressed:  Alcohol/drug addiction.

Clinical Treatment
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
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
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
Prison Fellowship Academy

This 12-month program operates in a mission-specific housing unit and focuses on cognitive restructuring with faith-based content.


Needs addressed;  Attitudes, behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
Prison Fellowship

Provides faith based speakers and mentoring to incarcerated individuals.


Needs addressed:  Prosocial/Outside Interest, support.

Pro-Social Activities
Path to Fulfillment

Provides support as group members identify goals related to altering the behaviors and habits that have prevented them from maintaining healthy boundaries, language and self-concepts.


Needs addressed:  mental health, attitudes, behavior.

Clinical Treatment
Parenting Teen

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting 5-12

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family.

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting 10 Greatest Gifts

Focuses on assisting the participant create a family vision and plan to fulfill that vision.


Need addressed:  Family.

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting 0-5

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication, and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family.

Non-Clinical Programs
oHeLP Outpatient Sex Offender Program

The Outpatient Healthy Lives Program is available to individuals who are assessed to be at a relatively moderate risk to sexually re-offend.


Need Addressed:  Sex Offender.

Clinical Treatment
Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous encourages its members to attend meetings, read and listen to speakers to face the truth and be accountable for their addictions.


Need addressed:  Drug addiction support; pro-social/outside interest.

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
Money Matters

Teaches how to plan, save and budget.


Need addressed:  Life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mentoring Program

Incarcerated individuals are partnered with a community mentor where they are given advice and do an activity together on a weekly basis. The mentors assist inmates in preparing them for their roles as productive citizens in the areas of jobs, housing, family and values.


Need addressed:  Pro-social; support; life skills

Pro-Social Activities
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
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
Living in Balance

Cognitive based educational program designed to address recovery and re-entry issues.  Needs addressed:


Re-entry life skills for addicts.

Non-Clinical Programs
Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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


Need addressed:  mental health

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.

Grief and Loss

A behavioral health program designed to help address issues of grief and loss.


Needs Addressed:  attitudes/behavior

Family Foundations

Early childhood specialists work with the nursery mothers on child development and infant milestones along with various infant/child classes.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical 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
Emotional Hygiene

Explore the root of emotions, accountability, responsibility, and management of these areas.


Needs addressed:  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
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
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral mindfulness- based coping skills group.


Need addressed:  mental health

Clinical Treatment
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
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.

Beyond Trauma

Beyond Trauma is a gender-specific, trauma-informed program for women.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Beyond Anger and Violence/From the Inside Out

Beyond Anger and Violence/From the Inside Out assists clients in institutional settings and community corrections address anger, reconciliation and emotion management. This program provides guidelines for daily living, helping to build, strengthen and maintain relationships.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.

Non-Clinical 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
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
ABC Core Curriculum

This program includes basic construction safety; introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings and basic rigging; communication skills; and material handling.


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 Construction: Construction Technology***

A program which trains in construction application by allowing students to experience work-based learning and hands-on in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, roofing, finish carpentry and painting.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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
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
7 Habits on the Inside

Developed by FranklinCovey in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Corrections, 7 Habits on the Inside uses the principles of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, tailored for the incarcerated individual. The program seeks to empower individuals to manage their own lives in such a way as to be successful in prison and in the community. (10 sessions) 


Needs Addressed: Attitudes/Behavior; Family; Employment; Life Skills

Non-Clinical Programs
Additional Information
  • Parenting Program
    • Started in 1974
    • One of the first programs in the U.S. to be introduced in a women's correctional facility
    • In 1994 the Parenting Program expanded to include an on-grounds nursery for babies born to inmate mothers during their incarceration.
    • Pregnant inmates must meet strict eligibility requirements in order to participate in the nursery program.
       
  • ABE/GED classes
  • Religious programming
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries
  • Clubs - Music, Survivor, Alcoholics Anonymous
  • College correspondence courses
  • Pre-release programs
  • Dog Program/Domesti-Pups
  • Pro-Start - Vocational Culinary Program
  • Offender Work Programs

Security Levels: Minimum, medium and maximum security levels.

News

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 85th Nebraska Correctional Center for Women – “Restorative Justice Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 23. Seventy five percent of class participants rated the class excellent and twenty five percent rated that class as good. Eighty percent of the those who participated showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community. Of the class two participants said, “It will help me to understand how I have affected people and how I can make my life better for me future, and the other stated that it "Helped to identify my direct...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Central Control Corporal Charlene Preuit answers a phone at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Preuit has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2014. Her main duties include checking out keys and radios, moving people through central control and taking phone calls. Preuit also teaches Thinking for a Change (T4C). “After working here for a while, I started to realize that the more I do, the more of a difference I can make in some of these girls’ lives,” Preuit said. #NDCSTEamMemberSpotlight

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May 17, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) will be participating in a TEDx event, hosted at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) on May 18.

“Being part of a TEDx event is a unique experience,” NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes said. “It brings an almost indescribable energy to the facility, which will be inspiring to participants and viewers alike.”

The event at NCCW is licensed by the nonprofit TED...Read more

Prison Fellowship hosted a Celebration of Hope at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) on April 20. Incarcerated women enjoyed inspirational speakers, fellowship and music by 513 Hope.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Manager Cheryl Bicknase speaks with a central control corporal at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Bicknase has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2007. Her main duties include managing a general population housing unit, supervising team members, tending to the populations day-to-day needs, and monitoring movement within the facility. “It’s interesting work,” Bicknase said. “You’d like to think that something you do will connect with somebody so they make better choices; so they don’t come back.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

A group of incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recently graduated from Anger Management class. Congratulations!Read more

Twelve women graduated from the Prison Fellowship Academy (PFA) at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) on April 10. This was the first women's PFA graduation in the country. "You guys are truly making a difference now and you will continue to make a difference throughout your entire lives," Warden Denise Davidson told graduates at the ceremony. Audience members included PFA and NDCS executives, volunteers who helped teach PFA classes and prospective students for the next class. "I challenge you to take what you've learned in this program, and be a model, be a beacon for others at this facility," said Mike Rothwell...Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 84th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) on April 4. Sixty-seven percent of participants said they gained insight into the effects their actions had on their victims and communities. “It helped me see how my behaviors affected everybody involved," one participant said.Read more

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