In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

NDCS Social Media Posts

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Facility Maintenance Specialist Jeremiah Barns fixes a door at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Barns has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2004. As a certified locksmith, Barns’ duties include ensuring all locks and doors are working properly and completed general maintenance throughout the facility. “I enjoy this work because I get to work with my hands and problem solve,” Barns said. “It’s important for the day-to-day operations of the facility and I enjoy the people I work with.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Read the York News-Times' story on the Second Chance Education Program (SCEP): http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/major-grant-received-for-college-prison-education-program/article_6b1d3430-6ec4-11e8-8685-6750c2aaef18.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-shareRead more

On June 16, at the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation (CPOF) PROJECT 2000 XXIX in Houston, TX, members of the NDCS Honor Guard were presented a Lifetime Sponsorship plaque for the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). During the event, NDCS Honor Guard team presented another donation of $5,000.00 to the CPOF for Lifetime Sponsorship on behalf of the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) in honor of Warden Fred Britten. This plaque will be presented at PROJECT 2000 XXX in Louisville, KY on Saturday June 8, 2019.

In addition, during the Assault Survivor Luncheon at PROJECT 2000 XXIX, Corporal Jerry Brittian assigned to the...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Teacher Jorge Diaz works on an individualized education plan at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Diaz has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2014. His main duties include teaching high school classes and holding independent study sessions. “I love teaching and helping these guys learn,” Diaz said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) participated in a TEDx event, hosted at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) on May 18. “Being part of a TEDx event is a unique experience,” NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes said. “It brings an almost indescribable energy to the facility, which will be inspiring to participants and viewers alike.” The event at NCCW is licensed by the nonprofit TED organization in New York. The license allows for 100 people in the live audience, all of whom are incarcerated women at NCCW.

The NCCW event featured talks by six incarcerated women; Director Frakes; Lucy Wallace...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Tim Mayberry conducts a pat search at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Mayberry has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2013. His main duties include conducting pat searches, area checks and escorts. “I believe in helping the youth rebuild,” Mayberry said. “We’re getting them prepared to go back out.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

On June 5, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) completed its third Thinking for a Change (T4C) program. This course taught by NDCS staff trained to facilitate was offered for the first time in this unit. Nine students graduated from this thirteen week program which meets twice a week and requires individual study. These students were committed to the completion of this program gaining a feeling of accomplishment at the end. Two comments from students were, “ it taught me how to walk through a situation before I reacted”, and “this is the first class I have ever stuck with”.Read more

On May 31, the Central Office ended Correctional Officers and Employees month with a yogurt bar for employees. Throughout the month of May, various facilities within the Nebraska Department of Corrections (NDCS) held such events to express gratitude for the hard work of those who work in Corrections.Read more

Pages