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Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

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General Information
Warden
Todd Wasmer
Public Information Officer
Kevin.Wilken@Nebraska.gov
Phone
402.335-5998
Address
2725 Hwy 50
Tecumseh, NE 68450
Mailing Address
PO Box #900
Tecumseh, NE 68450

About the Facility

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) was established by LB 150 in 1997. In the spring of 1998 a site two miles north of Tecumseh was selected for the institution and ground was broken in December of the same year. Hiring of initial staff commenced in late spring 2000. TSCI began accepting inmates in December 2001.

TSCI has a ten-bed skilled nursing facility, clinic exam rooms, on-site x-ray, medical laboratory, optometry, and dental.


General Information

TSCI is a maximum/medium custody facility for adult males. The facility includes a 194-bed restrictive housing unit and houses inmates sentenced to the death penalty. The death penalty is administered at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. 

FAMILY COUNCIL INFORMATION


Directions to the Facility

TSCI is located two miles north of Tecumseh, Nebraska on the west side of Highway 50.

From Lincoln, Nebraska: Highway 2 east of Lincoln to Highway 50, then right (south) on Highway 50 for 18 miles OR Highway 77 south of Lincoln to Highway 41 then left (east) to Highway 50 then right (south) for 1 1/2 miles.

From Omaha, Nebraska: From Interstate 80, Exit 440 (near Sapp Brothers Truck Stop) take Highway 50 south for approximately 54 miles.

Visiting Hours

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VISITATION INFORMATION

NDCS utilizes a pre-registration process for visitation in all facilities. All visits must be scheduled at least seven days 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
  • Wearing of masks is voluntary.

  • Up to four adult visitors and a reasonable number of children are allowed at each visit, per inmate

  • If additional adults are attending the same visitation session, you need only complete one registration form. However, be sure to list the full names of all other visitors and include all of the necessary contact information (phone & email) for each person.  

  • Children of any age are permitted, when accompanied by at least one adult. Children’s names should also be included on the 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.


TSCI Visiting Schedule

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

Incarcerated persons at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution are limited to two visits 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. 

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
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
Violence Reduction Treatment***

The Violence Reduction Treatment is an intensive treatment recommendation 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
Violence Reduction Aftercare

Follow up to the Violence Reduction Program

Need addressed:  Attitude/Behavior

 

Clinical Treatment
Victim Empathy

Increases participant understanding of harm caused to victims and themselves; provides important life skills on how to be emptionally proficient, result in better decisions and reduced conflict.  

Need address:  Attitudes/Behavior, Aggression. 

Non-Clinical Programs
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

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
The Challenge Program

The Challenge Program (TCP) (formerly known as Close Management Units) is Mission Specific Housing that provides a controlled and highly structured alternative to restrictive housing for individuals who have demonstrated an institutional history of violent and/or Security Threat Group (STG) behavior.  TCP is incentive-based and requires participants to engage in non-clinical programming and meet behavior expectations to progress through each phase.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Succeeding in Less Restrictive Housing

Treatment offered in the Restrictive Housing Units that discusses motivations for personal change, cognitive distortions, risk factors for institutional violence, and relapse prevention planning. 

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.

Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA)

Designed to increase knowledge of sex offender registration laws, how to avoid registration violations and prepare for release with registration laws in mind. 

Need addressed:  reentry

Reentry Services
Seven Decision Group

Long Term Restrictive Housing clinical group.


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.

RISE Continuing Education Program

Continuing education for all RISE graduates.  

Need Addressed:  Employment and Reentry

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
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
Remodeling My House

Journaling that offers a creative way to  examine your personal story.  Uses the exercises to express yourself, identify challenges and opportunities, and consider change.   

Need addressed:  Attitudes/behavior, family, outside interest

 

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
Reading Selections and Thoughtful Responses

Reading selections which explore topics of self-betterment and pro-social growth; accompanied by a series of thought provoking questions aimed at assisting in reading comprehension, retention and practical application of learned skills.  

Needs addressed:  Attitudes/behavior

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.


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
My Recovery Song Journal

Explore substance abuse recovery with music by expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas.  

Addressed need:  drug/alcohol, 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
Metro Community College (MCC)-ACT National Career Readiness

Measures/certifies skills needed for job success.  Used by employers, educators and others  to provide evidence that job seekers have the skills employers are looking for.  

Need addressed:  Vocational Lifeskills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Metro Community College (MCC) OSHA 10 or 30 Hour

Comprehensive training in mandated job safety requirements and guidelines.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Metro Community College (MCC) Orientation/Initial Communication

Teaches and discusses career planning, program determination, scholarship information, registering for classes/training, financial aid/funding information, conducting assessments, creation of educational plans, and assists students with community resources referrals. 

Needs addressed:  Education, employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Metro Community College (MCC) Core Courses (Credit)

Completion of any 3 college credit courses.

Need addressed:  Education/Employment/outside interest

Education Programs
Mental Health Outpatient Services

Provides general, individual therapy.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Mental Health Group

Addresses mental health needs.

Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
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
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 (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) 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
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
Materials Coordinator Apprenticeship

Training in material handling including shipping and receiving.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Longer Term Restrictive Housing Mental Health Group Clinical Treatment
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
Lifer's Club

Provides a useful medium for lifers to work together toward constructive goals.


Needs addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Laundry Machine Mechanic

Training in industrial mechanics

Needs Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Interpersonal Problems Solving Group

Clinical treatment in Long Term Restrictive Housing that helps participants to develop problem-solving skills.


Need addressed:  Mental Health

Clinical Treatment
Intentional Peer Support

Helps individuals recover from mental illness, addiction, or trauma with the assistance fo someone who has similar life experiences.  


Needs addressed: Attitudes/Behavior; Prosocial Activities

Pro-Social Activities
Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Program (IOP)

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

Needs addressed:  Substance abuse

Clinical Treatment
Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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


Need addressed:  mental health

Hustle 2.0

A trauma informed mail based correspondence program which explores entrepreneurship, healthy relationships, leadership, criminal thinking, employment, purposeful living, reentry, anger management, character development, victim awareness, persevering, and becoming the solution.  

Needs addressed:  Attitudes/behavior

Non-Clinical 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
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.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Furniture Finisher Apprenticeship

Instruction and training in shaping, finishing, and refinishing damaged, warn or used furniture or new high grade furniture to specification.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Forklift Certification

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.  Also prepares for other learning courses.


Needs addressed:  Education; life skills

Education Programs
Electrical

Coursework involves classroom and Project based learning.  Instruction includes care and use of tools, safety, work habits, fundamental math, and communication skills. Application acceptance and GED required.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills 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 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
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
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
Crisis Intervention

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


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

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
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
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.

Challenge Series

The Challenge Series is a Restrictive Housing journaling program designed to assist individuals prepare for general housing placement. 


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Carpentry

Classroom and Project based learning in he area of carpentry.  Subject include care and use of tools, safety, work habits, fundamental math, communication skills.  Application acceptance and GED required. 

Needs addressed:  employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Cabinet Maker Apprentice

Apprenticeship for learning carpentry skills. 


Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Associated Linen Management Certification

Teaches skills in the area of laundry management. 


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 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
Alpha

Alpha promotes daily living skills and encourages character development. All classes are biblically based and open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. The program includes lessons on addiction prevention, understanding marriage, understanding parenthood and managing finances.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; life skills, family

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

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

Addresses Need Area:  Education

Education 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
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
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 introduces basic construction safety; construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawing, rigging; communication skills;employability skills, and material handling.


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 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 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
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
7th Step

7th Step is a self-betterment club which discusses and works on issues of interest such as drug use, family , anger, and other things that hold attendees back from their best selves. 


 Need Addressed:  Support

Pro-Social Activities
Additional Information
  • ABE/GED classes
  • College correspondence courses
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Self-betterment clubs
  • Volunteer activities
  • Pre-release programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • 7 Habits on the Inside
  • Inside/Out Dads
  • Transformation Project
  • Inside/Out Peru State College course
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries

The facility attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of the inmates through the religious programs and services. Volunteers are a vital part of our restorative programming.  The facility welcomes citizens that have an interest in working with inmates as volunteers. Through programming, the facility is also able to reduce inmate idleness.
 


TSCI Family Council

TSCI Family Council will be held in the TSCI Visiting Room on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. for Housing Units #2 and #3
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. for Housing Unit #1
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for SMU/ISDP

The meeting will last up to one hour. The purpose of the Family Council will be to provide an avenue for participants to communicate directly with members of the Administration, identify areas that may be in need of improvement and get feedback on those ideas. While it is important to remember that change will not be immediate, this forum gives us an opportunity to discuss the aspects of change. While you do not need to be immediate family to attend, all attendees must be approved visitors to TSCI.

The initial focus of the Family Council will be the visitation process and all aspects related to visitation. Other areas to be discussed will be the other means of communication you have with your incarcerated friends and family (i.e. mail, email and telephone).

Initial agenda items will be:

  • General introductions
  • Ground rules for meeting:
    • Meetings will begin and end on time
    • Dress code for meetings will be the same as visitation dress code
    • No one inmate will be discussed
    • No one staff member or group of staff members will be discussed
    • Interruptions of staff and other attendees will not be allowed
  • Items to be added to the next agenda will be determined through discussions at each meeting
  • Meeting minutes will be taken and available for participants at the next visiting session and posted on the bulletin board in the lobby waiting area
  • Discussion for meeting:
    • Issues of general concern - relative to visiting
    • Suggestions for improvement - relative to visiting

Quarterly Family Council Meeting Notes

News

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new...Read more

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TSCI inmate death

August 4, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Ronnie Main #35697, age 71, died at 12:05 p.m. on August 4, 2020 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on December 29, 1983. Main was serving a 20- to 80-year sentence for two counts of first degree sexual assault out of Cheyenne County.

As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

August 3, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). The person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

July 31, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) and Cornhusker State Industries...Read more

NDCS offers a wide variety of career opportunities including case workers, food service, health care and security. CURRENTLY, A $10,000 HIRING BONUS FOR CORPORALS IS BEING OFFERED AT: - Lincoln Correctional Center - Diagnostic and Evaluation Center - Tecumseh State Correctional Institution - Nebraska State Penitentiary New hires will be paid $10,000 over three years in four month increments. That comes to $1,111.11 every four months. You must be employed at one of the three male, maximum security facilities to receive the bonus. Transfer or promotion to one of the other facilities will end eligibility for additional payouts. #...Read more

While working through the challenges of keeping a pandemic at bay, Tecumseh State Correctional Institute (TSCI) Associate Warden Megan Cruickshank had a brainstorm. She was inspired by individuals in the community reaching out to those most affected by COVID-19, particularly people in long-term care facilities who were not able to have visits from their friends and families. Cruickshank knew the men housed at TSCI could relate, and had an idea on how they could provide each other some hope.

“We were excited to give everyone something positive to focus on in this difficult time,” said Cruickshank.

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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NDCS prepares for visits to resume; online forms now available

July 2, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) Forms are now being accepted online by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) so that scheduling of visits can begin. The visitation program is being relaunched with some changes, designed to protect the health of those living in the facilities, staff members and anyone coming in.

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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NDCS announces new cycle of VLS grantees

July 1, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A program that provides men and women with employment and educational opportunities, skills training, job seeking, housing and other key resources is entering its fourth grant cycle through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Since 2015, NDCS has partnered with community providers to facilitate a variety of reentry services through the Vocational and Life Skills (VLS)...Read more

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