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The Inner Circle Group and Ambassadors at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) held a reentry fair on Nov. 29. Educational, transitional living and job skill resources were made available to approximately 100 participants. This helped the incarcerated individuals develop future plans and feel a sense of hope by familiarizing themselves with community resources. The Inner Circle group at LCC is comprised of nine core members who created the group to educate their peers on community resources. They stress the importance of creating a working plan to reenter society and to lead themselves down a healthier path during incarceration...Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Class 1517 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on Jan. 16. Congratulations!Read more

A group of incarcerated individuals at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) recently graduated from Thinking For a Change (T4C). Instructors Justin Podany and Lawrence Brier said students were eager to complete the course. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

The Community Justice Center recently completed its 54th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Over 90 percent of class participants came away with who their victims really are, the impact their decisions have on those victims/communities and how to take care of their “emotional hygiene." Eighty percent of participants rated the class excellent. "It helped me learn new ways to control my anger," one participant said.Read more

The Community Justice Center completed its 64th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on Dec. 23. Over 90 percent of class participants came away with who their victims really are, the impact their decisions have on those victims/communities and how to take care of their “emotional hygiene." Seventy-three percent of participants rated the class excellent. "It helped me understand different opinions and aspects in life through others eyes," one participant said.Read more

On Dec. 19, incarcerated youth at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) were offered the opportunity to attend a Christian Christmas Sing-A-Long hosted by the Rev. Monroe Relford of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Deacon John Vrbka and NCYF volunteer Jesi Determan. Twenty-five inmates participated in the readings, prayers and singing, and enjoyed the treats provided.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. 17, Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility volunteer Sharika Ceasor led the youth population in an art activity to create cardboard gingerbread houses. The houses served as centerpieces for holiday meals on Christmas day.Read more

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