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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
General Population Visiting Hours
Thursday---6:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday---12:00pm - 1:45pm
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

*New visiting hours effective July 6, 2015:

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
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
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
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
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.

Toastmasters

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

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 using role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders.

Non-Clinical Programs
STAR Unit

The STAR Unit offers groups and classes on a diverse range of topics including psycho-educational elements, coping skills and strategies, nutrition and wellness/physical activities. The unit is aimed to help those with major mental illnesses.

Clinical Treatment
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.

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.

Non-Clinical Programs
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
ResCare Workforce Services: Vocational & Life Skills Program ***

ResCare provides incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals with job preparation and job retention services. 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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
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.

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.

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.

Non-Clinical Programs
Planning with a Purpose

Planning with a Purpose teaches constructive thinking, responsibility and goal setting. 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Parenting Program

The Parenting Program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is designed to alleviate some of the acute stressors that inmate mothers experience. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting Class

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication, and appropriate discipline. Meets for a total of 8 hours. 

Pro-Social Activities
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.

Clinical Treatment
Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous encourages its members to attend meetings, read and listen to speakers. Membership in the program serves as a foundation to encourage and face the truth about addiction. 

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
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. 

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. 

Social Work Services
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
Living in Balance

This program utilizes a twelve step approach to help clients achieve lifelong recovery. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Keyboard/Guitar

Lessons are provided three times per week and assist in learning and perfecting a skill that takes discipline and persistence. 

Pro-Social Activities
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. 

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.

Growing Up Wild

Provided by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission every three months., this class promotes and educates mothers on the benefits of having their children outdoors and experiencing nature. 

Pro-Social Activities
Family Foundations

Six Pence Family Foundations is early childhood specialists that work with the nursery mothers on child development and infant milestones along with various infant/child classes. 

Pro-Social Activities
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
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.  

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
Cornhusker State Industries

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

Vocational/Life Skills 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.

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. 

Education Programs
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Beyond Violence

Beyond Violence is designed to help one look at the impact of violence in one's life. It provides an opportunity for one to make changes to prevent future violence. It is offered in four parts: self, relationships, community, and society. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Beyond Trauma

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

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. These programs provide guidelines for daily living, helping to build, strengthen and maintain relationships.

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. 

Social Work Services
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
ABC Construction: OSHA Certificate***

"The Core Curriculum" is the foundation course for all National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) apprenticeship training programs. It is followed by a building project that allows students to experience work-based and learn hands-on applications in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, roofing, finish carpentry and painting. 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: Construction Technology***

ABC Construction is a grant-funded provider offering training programs that are followed by a building project. The project allows students to experience work-based learning and hands-on applications in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, roofing, finish carpentry and painting. 

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. 

Pro-Social Activities
7th Step

7th Step is a self-betterment club that allows members to discuss and work on issues that hold them back from their best selves. Topics can include drug use, anger, family issues and more. 

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) 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-05)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the last of a series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907.

Jan. 19, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Without the proper training, stepping back into the workforce after incarceration is a daunting expectation. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is helping reduce recidivism by providing pre-employment training in a number of areas such as carpentry, drywall, roofing, finish carpentry and more.

“I feel like our greatest success has...Read more

Incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recently completed the 27th Thinking For a Change (T4C) class. Many said lessons from the class helped them change their thought processes and reactions to difficult situations. Congratulations!Read more

On Dec. 27, the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) hosted its annual Families 4 Ever holiday event. The Survivors Club sponsored the day-long event with help from local businesses and supporters. Activities included games, snacks, blanket making and a surprise visitor.Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18-01)

CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Note: This is the sixth of an eight-part series about Vocational and Life Skills programs funded by LB907. Follow along to learn more about the programs’ goals, expectations and successes.

Jan. 3, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Finding suitable employment after incarceration is a difficult task. It’s a task made even more difficult when candidates don’t believe they have a proper education or skillset. Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is making significant strides in...Read more

Five incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) graduated from Release and Restore on Dec. 18. The program, led by Ruth Karlsson, is designed to help students prepare to return to their communities. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

As part of the Angle Tree program, the First Presbyterian Church in York recently donated gifts to the children in the nursery at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Pastor Mike Eickhoff (who is also a volunteer instructor at NCCW) delivered the packages to smiling faces.Read more

Since the summer of 2016, Lucy Wallace has taught three teacher training seminars at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Wallace co-founded Dance To Be Free (DTBF), an organization that aims to change the trajectory of women in prison through dance. Since 2015, DTBF has trained over 100 incarcerated women as dance teachers, giving them a healthy hobby and skill to practice as they fulfill their sentences and return to their communities. See more about Wallace and DTBF here: https://www.facebook.com/igniteboulder/videos/10155897838496291/.Read more

The Prison Fellowship Academy at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) held their "Monday Night Live" event on Dec. 18. Singers from the Heritage Bible Church helped them celebrate the holidays. The group led those in attendance in song and scripture reading.Read more

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