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In Case You Missed It!

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Pre-Service class 721 graduated from the Staff Training Academy (STA) this month. With COVID-19 restrictions relaxing across the department, we’re excited to capture a photo of the graduates all together before they go to their posts at facilities throughout the state. Families are once again welcome to join their loved ones during the graduation ceremony.

Please join us in welcoming the newest graduates of STA. Congratulations class 721!

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Three young men at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) will be the first to graduate this month from the One Heart Project. Since September 2020, all three have participated in weekly virtual trainings focused on topics such as perseverance, leadership, self-control and responsibility. As part of the program, each participant will be paired with a mentor volunteer who will maintain contact throughout his incarceration and release into the community.

Having prior experience working with underserved children in schools, the One Heart Project has expanded its focus in recent years to also include justice-...Read more

A special night at Haymarket Park as NDCS celebrated Corrections Staff Night at the Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Kane County Cougars game. The festivities started when the NDCS Honor Guard presented the colors prior to the game. The fun continued as the Saltdogs picked up a win against the Cougars 4-3.

Did you see that NDCS also had a booth at the entrance of Haymarket Park? Those who were interested grabbed fliers about our latest available positions. For more information on our open jobs, you can visit our website:

Thank you to all those who attended and represented NDCS...Read more

NDCS Team Member Spotlight:

Captain (Cpt.) Darlene Warner was selected as a recipient of the 2020 Employee of the Year Award for the Operations Division at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Joining NDCS in June 2019, Cpt. Warner has a high standard of work performance and is known throughout the facility for her work ethic and energy, all while displaying exceptional competence and sound judgement in the execution of her responsibilities.

Cpt. Warner has a combination of a “can do” attitude and a “win-win” philosophy, allowing her to be a highly respected role model to her peers and an excellent mentor to...Read more

Nine men at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) recently completed and graduated from the facility’s first Prison Fellowship Academy (PFA). When the PFA program had to be moved from in-person to virtual, due to the pandemic, staff from LCC, PFA and volunteers created the systems necessary to have the volunteers and participants meet virtually twice a week.

“The participants were grateful that we found a way to continue coming into the facility and providing programming,” said Liz Stanoschekc, Prison Fellowship Area Director for Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. “These men had made a year-long commitment, and I...Read more

Please join us in celebrating the retirement of Warden Ryan Mahr from Community Corrections Center – Omaha. Over the last 36 years, Mahr has used his knowledge, leadership, professionalism and wisdom to serve NDCS in multiple roles at multiple NDCS facilities. Mahr’s last day with the department is tomorrow, June 11.

Please take a moment with us and thank Warden Mahr for his years of service to NDCS and wish him the very best on his future endeavors. Thank you, Warden Mahr, for all that you have done! #Congratulations #MakeADifferenceRead more

NDCS staff members, family and friends just wrapped up the Corrections Month Virtual Race. Participants chose whether they wanted to compete in the 5K or the 10K. They had to finish their run in one day. Proof of completion times was recorded using an app.

The first-place winners received a $40 Walmart gift card and the second-place winners received a $30 Walmart gift card. The results are as follows:

1st place in the Women’s 5K was Berenice Mines, unit case manager at Community Corrections Center – Omaha.

1st place in the Women’s 10K was Agnes Stairs, psychologist at the Omaha Correctional Center. 2nd...Read more

Thanks to the many NDCS participants who took part in the Corrections Month Fun Run. Participants chose their distance from 1 mile, 5K or 10K and they could complete the event by walking, running, or biking over the course of two weeks in May. NDCS staff, family, friends and even man’s best friend took part in this fun event. Everyone had a blast enjoying the weather and getting some exercise. .

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