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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Tosha Benson works in central control at the Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Benson has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since September 2017. Her main job duties include monitoring the yard and ensuring the safety and security of the institution. “I chose this career because I wanted to be able to make an impact in someone's life in some way,” Benson said. “I feel this work is very important because you have an opportunity every day to be a positive influence or role model for the inmate population.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Religious Coordinator Chuck Glenn works on paperwork at Central Office. Glenn has has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2007. His main job duties include tracking incarcerated individuals’ religious preferences and dealing with religious-related issues department-wide. Glenn earned his Doctorate of Theology in May, but said he couldn’t have done it on his own. “It was a team effort,” Glenn said. “I couldn’t have finished this process without the help from all of my NDCS colleagues and the Lord’s guiding hand.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) hosted four family fun visit days in the gymnasium throughout the month of July. See photos from one of the events on July 11.Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), in partnership with the Lincoln Saltdogs and Domesti-Pups, recently hosted a corrections night at Haymarket Park. NDCS team members handed out fans, answered questions and hosted trivia contests before and during the game on Aug. 1. The NDCS Honor Guard also presented the colors. Thank you to all who came out!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Administrator Athena Thomas works on inmate classification at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Thomas began her career in September 2013 as a Unit Caseworker, then promoted to Case Manager and Unit Manager. In September 2017, she was promoted to Unit Administrator and serves as a valuable asset to the TSCI team. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

On June 2, members of the Reentry Unit of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) volunteered time and talent to provide furnishings and lend an artistic touch to decorate one of the twenty rooms that comprise the new Honu Home in Lincoln. Honu Home, a respite facility that is operated by the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Nebraska, provides continual peer support to those clients who qualify for placement at the home. These clients are formerly incarcerated individuals that struggle with mental and behavioral health challenges. The NDCS Reentry Unit works closely with Honu Home and MHA staff when assisting...Read more

On July 17-18, The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 66th Restorative Justice “Crime Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) Class” at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Seventy one percent of class participants rated the class "excellent" with eighty six percent showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions had on their victims and community. One participant said the following of the class, "This workshop helped me look at all the different victims in my case and how I effected them."

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To celebrate the 4th of July at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), Sergeants and Lieutenants banded together and put together a meal for the staff on all three shifts. This was done with no notice to the staff with the hope that the supervisors could show their gratitude for all the work their shifts do every day. Thank you to all of the staff at DEC for the great job they do every day!Read more