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Congratulations to the 18 men who graduated from the Nebraska State Penitentiary School on May 6th, 2019. Graduates encompassed men who either completed GEDs or finished their high school curriculum while incarcerated. Each graduate overcame numerous barriers on their unique journey towards completion.

“I am honored to be associated with such tenacious students as well as the teachers who encourage them,” said NDCS High School Principal Susan Harder.

Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel was the honored keynote speaker for the ceremony. Joel shared a baseball analogy and reminded them to “swing...Read more

Chandra Davis is a new recruit who’s beginning her career with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). She comes from a human resources and recruiting background. NDCS's new teammate graduated with Class 419 on April 29th and says she’s ready to start serving her community.

“I was looking for a challenge,” said Corporal Chandra Davis.

She’s not the only one in her family who's proud to keep people safe at NDCS. Davis’s husband, Steven Davis has been a unit case worker at Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) for the last two-and-a-half years. Her youngest son,...Read more

The NDCS Honor Guard hosted a four-person golf scramble fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th. Participants played five hours of golf and enjoyed some good food. Several local businesses including the Escape Room, Village Inn, Runza, Valentino’s, Black Hills Energy, Dairy Queen, Subway, and Casey’s donated prizes for the top three teams. A little over $1,100 was raised and will go towards a lifetime CPOF facility membership for NCCW! Thanks to everyone who came out!Read more

Crisis negotiation can be emotional, time sensitive and stressful. It’s a skill that takes patience, empathy and fast-thinking. After nine days of intense training, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Crisis Negotiating Team (CNT) graduated 15 NDCS corrections officers, five Nebraska State Patrol troopers and five Douglas County Corrections officers in a ceremony at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) in April, 2019.

“There was lots of laughter, lots of anxiety and lots of crying,” said Nebraska State Penitentiary Acting Lieutenant Matthew Partida. “In the training, they push you to your emotional...Read more

When Amber Drake decided to put her teaching career on hold to move closer to home in 2009, she was excited to work side-by-side with her “little” brother, Lieutenant James Franzen, at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

Working with family has been an amazing experience for Drake – having someone to learn from, someone to share and reflect with. Next week she looks forward to celebrating with Lt. Franzen as he is awarded Supervisor of the Year for Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC).

Drake’s ten years of service with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has extended her definition of...Read more

NDCS is fortunate to have numerous outstanding teammates within its ranks.

One of those was Sgt. David Bolli. David was an invaluable member to the NDCS family, and particularly to the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Throughout his 23-year career in corrections, David held the positions of officer, corporal, sergeant and acting lieutenant. He had a tremendous impact on those around him – never hesitating to provide guidance, advice and support to the people he supervised, as well as his peers and supervisors. In addition to sharing his knowledge, David had a great sense of humor and a kind heart.

Today, on...Read more

Being a part of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services family has been a rewarding experience for Sergeant Nikkol Senff. She has dedicated the last six years of her life to working at Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). She says it’s a drastic change from her previous career in nursing.

“Corrections isn’t for everyone, but if you have the heart to do it, it’s a good job,” said Senff.

Senff says she doesn’t shy away from challenges. She’s always eager to go the extra mile and enhance her skills. That’s why she has dedicated more than three years to the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT...Read more

Hungry stomachs rumbled in delight yesterday as team-members of Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) lined up for the Employee Activities Committee (EAC) Employee Appreciation BBQ.

Each facility has an EAC that is responsible for planning events for the team members of that facility. Events are held every month and can range from Blood Drives and Food Drives to Food Contests and BBQ events.

The EAC works hard to ensure all three shifts are accommodated and able to participate in these events.

The EAC team and other staff members assisted with setting up, tearing-down, serving, and cooking all of...Read more