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The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 67th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on March 20. Seventy-five percent of participants said they gained insight into the effects their actions had on their victims and communities. “I learned how victims are impacted by my criminal lifestyle and behaviors," one participant said.Read more

Team members at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) recently created the Survival of the Fittest workout competition. Thirteen incarcerated men participated in a variety of physical challenges, including push-ups, pull-ups, tricep dips, a 300-yard shuttle run and a calisthenic leg workout. The final challenge was competing in the MURPH -- a crossfit challenge created to honor Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. The winners pictured here include 1st place winner Ross Byers (center), 2nd place Lamont Norris (right) and 3rd place Lance White (left).Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Food Service Specialist Tanja Bredwell organizes trays in preparation for dinner at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Bredwell has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2008. Her main job duties include supervising kitchen workers in prepping, cooking and serving meals. “I’ve done food service all my life and I like working with the women,” Bredwell said. “If I can make a difference in one person’s life, I feel gratified.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Caseworker Brianna Husmann assists an incarcerated individual with the sanitation guidelines and how to maintain proper sanitation in the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) Temporary Housing Unit. Husmann has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since June 2017. Her main job duties include assisting incarcerated individuals with passes and furloughs, conducting orientation, teaching Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) classes, as well as various other duties. “I enjoy assisting individuals in their transition back into the community,” Husmann said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) would like to recognize and honor all social workers as we wrap up Social Work Month. The primary role of the social worker is to assist with discharge planning, serve as a resource and consultant to other NDCS staff members and to provide mental health services to incarcerated individuals as needed. They provide a variety of services, including: assistance with obtaining Social Security, Medicaid, food stamp benefits, identification documents, veteran's assistance; securing appropriate living arrangements; arranging medical appointments; and providing information on...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Key Control Corporal Doug Eltiste secures a door at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Eltiste has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2001. His main job duties include making and repairing keys and locks, taking inventory and conducting system checks. “I enjoy making things work and I like the people I work with,” Eltiste Said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Read York College's story about Teacher Appreciation Day at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW): more

Twenty-three incarcerated individuals at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) recently earned food handlers permits. Each individual participated in class and passed a written exam to earn their permit, which is good for three years. “This was a great opportunity for them,” said WEC Food Service Director Clarice Shields. “They have furthered their education and having this will help in the job market.” Congratulations!Read more