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Congratulations to Case Manager Kelsey Johnson for earning the 2019 Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) Warden’s Proficiency Award for Operations Division. In her seven plus years at NSP, Johnson has demonstrated a high level of organization and attention to detail. Her ability to gather information, communicate and handling of tasks efficiently has led to better decisions, a safer work environment and enhanced the atmosphere of the facility. Johnson goes above and beyond the call of duty and lives the mission: Keep people safe. Johnson’s hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed by her team members at NSP. She is a great...Read more

Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services is shining a light on the issue of drug overdose.

On Monday, August 31 the State Capitol will be lit in purple for International Overdose Awareness Day. In conjunction with that observance, people can light a virtual candle in remembrance of someone impacted by substance use:

In Nebraska, the rate of drug overdose is low, but the number of deaths is still a concern. In 2018, 155 people died of a drug overdose and at least 67 of those deaths were opioid related. Nebraska’s drug overdose death rate per 100,000 people has increased...Read more

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) was able to host their first blood drive since COVID-19 restrictions went into place. Nineteen teammates donated a total of 16 units of blood. Pictured is Assistant Warden Cruickshank checking in donor Chad Rempel. #BloodDrive #GiveBloodRead more

In honor of National Dog Day, teammates at NDCS are sharing pictures of their pooches on their doors. Share in the celebration and show us pictures of your best friend! #NationalDogDayRead more

The 2019 Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) Warden’s Proficiency Award for the Administrative Services Division was awarded to Michelle Decker, secretary for the deputy warden. Decker pushed many positive changes to increase cognitive, behavioral intervention programming. She assisted by assigning instructors, interviewing participants, creating class rosters and obtaining supplies. Teammates at NSP know they can rely on Decker to help other areas of the facilities when needed. As an invaluable SERVES member, she regularly steps up to care for her fellow teammates as well.

Thanks for all your hard work and...Read more

Congratulations to Corporal Colt Heiden on receiving the 2019 Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) Warden’s Proficiency Award for the operations division. For the past two years, Heiden has been assigned to a specialty position at NSP and has taken on some of the most challenging work in the agency. He’s quickly learned the varied aspects of the position while demonstrating the ability to coach and train new team members. Heiden consistently demonstrates dependability and always delivers results above expectations. He frequently goes above and beyond to maintain the safety and security of the facility. Congratulations, Heiden! #...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...Read more

Women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recently completed a restorative justice intervention course thanks to the Community Justice Center (CJC). Participants learned about victim impact and worked on taking responsibility for their actions.

“I appreciate it opening my eyes to seeing the damage I have done,” said one participant.

CJC is a restorative justice agency that has been teaching impactful restorative justice intervention within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) facilities since 2001. The CJC team is made up of specialty trainers who assist incarcerated...Read more