Nebraska governor invests in NDCS

Nebraska governor invests in NDCS

Incarcerated men at WEC who received first state IDs in new program.

Governor Pete Ricketts wrote a column today focusing on NDCS.

Here's a small part of it along with a picture of the first group of men at the Work Ethic Camp in McCook who received their state IDs.

"...As part of our reentry strategy, NDCS has partnered with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on a joint venture to provide persons housed at NDCS facilities with a state ID card or driver’s license prior to release. A mobile licensing unit from the DMV regularly visits secure facilities at NDCS to issue the cards. Having a valid ID removes a key barrier to successful reentry by enabling individuals to apply for a job, open a bank account, or secure housing..."

To read the entire column, click the link: