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Throughout the month of October, Governor Pete Ricketts recognized 171 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) team members for their Excellence in State Service. These team members, who have each served the state of Nebraska for 10 years or more, were celebrated at five ceremonies across the state. Governor Ricketts recognized 66 individuals for 10 years of service, 46 individuals for 15 years of service, 27 individuals for 20 years of service, six individuals for 25 years of service, 12 individuals for 30 years of service, seven individuals for 35 years of service, six individuals for 40 years of service and one...Read more

Team members at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recently helped facilitate a Special Olympics flag football award ceremony at York High School. NCCW commends these athletes' dedication to their sport.Read more

Monday, Oct. 30 marked a very important day in the history of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). TSCI administration partnered with Michelle O’Dea, Executive Director of Domesti Pups, to create a K9 program for the Maximum/Medium facility. K9’s Riley, Evie Mae and Chloe became part of the TSCI population and met their assigned handlers, who spent the next 12 weeks teaching them obedience in preparation for their forever homes. This opportunity has been under construction for some time and the TSCI administration is thrilled to be able to offer such a program.Read more

The Community Justice Center completed its 63rd Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on Oct. 25. Eighty-nine percent of participants rated the class as excellent. “The workshop helped me realize the overall harm my crime caused the victims and families," one participant said.Read more

Metro Community College (MCC) teaches two classes at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). There are currently 35 incarcerated men enrolled in MCC classes at TSCI.Read more

Students from Oakwood University – a Seventh Day Adventist College in Huntsville, Alabama – held a concert for incarcerated youth at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) on Oct. 22. These volunteers are part of an organization called NAPS – the National Association of the Prevention of Starvation. NAPS travels around the world, assisting people in crisis. Their most recent trip was to Houston to assist with hurricane relief.Read more

Chef Jeff Henderson recently visited the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) to share his book "Cooked" and tell his story. Henderson, now an award-winning chef, bestselling author and public speaker told incarcerated youth about how he went from cooking and selling crack cocaine, to cooking as an Executive chef in kitchens such as the renowned Café Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Class 1217 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on Nov. 3. Congratulations!Read more

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