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Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

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General Information
Warden
Warden Angela Folts-Oberle
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

 

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VISITATION INFORMATION

Visitation within NDCS facilities has returned to normal procedures. Wearing of masks is voluntary, not required. Facilities will continue to require scheduling of visitors in advance. To select a time and date for visitation, please click the button above to complete the online form.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN – Be sure to review the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitor list
  • While health screening procedures are no longer necessary, if you are not feeling well, please consider rescheduling your visit
  • Up to four adult visitors and a reasonable number of children are allowed at each visit, per inmate
  • If four adults plan to attend the same visiting session, each person must complete an online form, and include the name of the second, third and fourth person
  • Children of any age are permitted, when accompanied by at least one adult. 
  • The visiting adult will need to provide the name(s) of the child/children on the online visitation form
  • All visitation requests must be submitted at least seven days prior to the selected date
  • Visits are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified by email at least three days in advance of your approved visit
  • Be sure to include alternative dates and times for your visit. If your first preference is already filled, staff will try to grant your second or third request
  • If you need to cancel a visit for any reason, notify the facility as soon as possible

*** NOTE: You will want to arrive prior to your scheduled visitation time to allow for processing into the facility.


Questions pertaining to any of the information above can be directed to the facility. Contact information is available on this page.


NCCW Visiting Schedule

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To view a PDF version of this schedule, click here: NCCW Visiting Schedule

Incarcerated persons at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women are limited to one visit per week.
Visits may be scheduled in advance, as long as they do not exceed the quota mentioned above.


Facility Visitation Procedures

The link below will take you to visiting procedures that apply to this facility. 

NCCW 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 Type
Acute/Sub-Acute Mental Health Unit (A/SAMHU)

Designed for inmates who have a serious mental illness or significant developmental/organic disability who are not suited to be housed on the mental health unit (MHU) due to clinical or behavioral risk factors, need for assessment, and/or crisis management.

Need addressed:  Mental Health

Clinical Treatment
Anger Management High Risk/Need

Anger Management High Risk/Need is recommended for individuals who demonstrate high risk/high needs related to anger/emotional dysregulation. 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
Anxiety Reduction

The treatment teaches participants anxiety reduction behaviors

Clinical Treatment
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment that helps participants develop mindfulness-based coping skills to decrease suicidal and self-harming behaviors. 


Needs Addressed: Mental Health 

Clinical Treatment
Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Program (IOP)

Drug and alcohol treatment that is on the treatment continuum beneath residential. 

Needs addressed:  Substance abuse

Clinical Treatment
Mental Health Outpatient Services

Provides general, individual therapy.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
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
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
Residential Substance Use Treatment: 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
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
Strategic Treatment and Reintegration (STAR)

The STAR treatment is provided in an inpatient mental health setting at the NCCW, offering groups and classes on a diverse range of topics including psycho-educational elements, symptom management, medication management, DBT, coping skills and strategies, nutrition and wellness/physical activities.


Need addressed:  Mental Health

Clinical Treatment
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 and using the principles of integrity, proactivity, and other key skills.  (12 weeks) 


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

Non-Clinical Programs
Beyond Trauma

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


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Community Justice Center Victims Impact/Empathy

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
Courage to Change

A series of cognitive-behavioral interactive journals in which participants in Longer Term Restrictive Housing can address their individual problem areas based on a criminogenic risk and needs assessment.


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
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
Parenting 0-5

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 5-12

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family.

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting Teen

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
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
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
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
Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Helps students prepare for taking the high school equivalency test (GED).

Addresses Need Area:  Education

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.


Needs Addressed:  Education; employment; life skills; pro-social.

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.  Also prepares for other learning courses.


Needs addressed:  Education; life skills

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 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
York College (Credit)

AA Degree in General Education Requirements

Need addressed:  Education, employment.

Education Programs
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization which encourages members to read, and listen at meetings using the program as an opportunity to face the truth and become accountable for their addiction to alcohol.


Need Addressed:  Support for addiction and prosocial activity

Pro-Social Activities
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
Peer Support

Trauma informed peer support training.

Need addressed:  pro-social

Pro-Social Activities
Prison Fellowship

Provides faith based speakers and mentoring to incarcerated individuals.


Needs addressed:  Prosocial/Outside Interest, support.

Pro-Social Activities
Released and Restored EMPOWERED

Provides tools and support to live a productive, moral, ethical and legal life after release.

Need addressed:  Attitude/Behavior, reentry

Pro-Social Activities
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
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
Waterwalks

This is a spiritually based, inmate facilitated group discussion.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; support

Pro-Social Activities
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
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
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
Vocational Rehabilitation Heritage Square

Community based inmates and NDCS Social Workers can work with Vocational Rehabilitation to prepare for reentry

Need addressed:  Reentry

Reentry Services
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.


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Grief and Loss

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


Needs Addressed:  attitudes/behavior

Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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


Need addressed:  mental health

Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

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


Need addressed:  Mental Health; education.

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.

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

Trauma Informed Peer Support

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


Need addressed:  Support

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
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
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
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
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
ABC Applied Construction Math

This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as division, decimals/percentages, reading measurements, calculating area, linear measures, angles, volume, solving for the unknown.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Technology

 

Introduces masonry, carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing.

Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Virtual Electric

Introduces concepts of basic electrical wiring, presented by classroom instruction, along with hands-on experience by working with virtual electrical panels.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Virtual Welding

Provides training in welding safety, basic welding information and welding defects.  Will give participants the tools to make welding corrections.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: OSHA Construction

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 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
Department of Labor Workforce Development

Helps participants develop a resume, prepare for interviews and work on job skills.


Need area addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Materials Coordinator Apprenticeship

Training in material handling including shipping and receiving.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association (MHA) HOPE supported employment

Helps people find competitive jobs that are based on the person's preferences and abilities, developing resumes, completing job applications, preparing for interviews.

Need addressed: employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association (MHA) Inmate Support

Inmate support is provided inside NDCS facilities by Mental Health Association peers trained in Intentional Peer Support.

Needs addressed:  Support

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association (MHA) REAL Peer Outreach

Provides ongoing community based support services to participants including advocating and supporting participants who want to find housing; referral and assistance obtaining other community services.

Needs addressed:  support and life skills

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

Discusses deescalation; 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
Mindfulness Yoga

Learning and practicing meditation through body movements.

Need addressed":  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
RISE

This program targets entrepreneurial-minded individuals and offers intensive leadership development, business plan competitions, executive mentoring, financial investment, and startup incubation.


Needs addressed:  Life skills; employment, reentry

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
RISE Continuing Education Program

Continuing education for all RISE graduates.  

Need Addressed:  Employment and Reentry

Vocational/Life Skills 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
Shop Tailor Apprenticeship

Instruction and apprenticeship learning in design, creating, altering and repair of garments.

Need addressed:  Lifeskills and employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Understanding Birth

Teaches participants about healthy pregnancy and postpartum habits.

Need addressed:  Family, lifeskills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Within My Reach

a skills based program addressing critical tools to help participants interact with those in their lives.  Subjects are knowing yourself first, smart love and making your own decisions.

Need addressed:  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills 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.

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