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By Chrystal Houston, York News Times

YORK — As the first cohort in the Second Chance Education Program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) prepares to graduate, the next cohort is gearing up to start its journey.

Twelve students have spent the last three years working toward an associate’s degree from York College, offered through on-site instruction at NCCW. It is the only such program in the state. One student was released prior to finishing her degree, but the other 11 are set to graduate in August.

For soon-to-be graduate Michale Dixon, the benefits of her York College experience are...Read more

Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) partnered with the Nebraska Safety Council to offer a training course on the proper handling and storage of hazardous materials.

The full day of training provided important skills to incarcerated individuals about working safely with various materials they may encounter – including chemicals, paint and cleaning products.

CSI Soap Shop Operator Brian Koch coordinated the course because he felt it was important to offer training, which in turn will help participants improve their chance for success upon release. Koch supervises a work crew...Read more

Volunteers make a huge impact on the lives of incarcerated people. Thank you Tim Collins for all you do! Read more

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution First Liberty Platoon Veterans Club held its first annual Memorial Day banquet on Tuesday evening, May 21st, 2019. The Grateful Heart Quartet of Omaha honored everyone with an outstanding performance. The memorial banquet was dedicated in memory of a recently lost platoon member who was an US Army Korean War Veteran. At the conclusion of the banquet, the First Liberty Platoon’s color guard presented the flag to a USMC Vietnam War Veteran platoon member and Purple Heart recipient. All who attended, staff and guests, had an enjoyable evening.Read more

Lindsay Carroll has worked at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) for six years. She started as an officer. Since then, she's been promoted to corporal, case worker and now, is a case manager at Community Correctional Center - Omaha.

Carroll received the 2019 Supervisor/Manager of the Year award from NDCS. She was nominated for her ability to manage all of her case management responsibilities along with facilitating four Case Management Academies during the past year to train and develop unit staff across the agency. She also made significant improvements to the facility’s training process to ensure...Read more

Pre-Service Class 519 graduated 34 new teammates from the NDCS Staff Training Academy on May 28, 2019. Welcome to the NDCS family!Read more

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3606, VFW Post 131, VFW Post 7722, VFW Post 10617 and American Legion Post 3 conducted their annual Memorial Day service to render military honors to the veterans buried at Grasshopper Hill. Names of the veterans buried there were read aloud, followed by a 21-gun salute and a performance of taps in remembrance.

Grasshopper Hill is a historical cemetery sitting on the Nebraska State Penitentiary grounds and is maintained by incarcerated individuals and NDCS staff. This hill became the resting grounds of incarcerated individuals unclaimed by family and friends between 1874-1960...Read more

Throughout the month of May, the staff at the NDCS Work Ethic Camp (WEC) were recognized for their daily sacrifices and hard work to keep people safe! Staff could wear jeans all month free of charge if they chose. The warden and assistant warden served up root beer floats, an a-la-cart breakfast was provided one day, and a pulled pork dinner with all the fixings was provided for all shifts on another. They also enjoyed weekly trivia and drawings to win prizes! The final week of the month, WEC staff enjoyed a cake and their Employee Activities Committee handed out correction flag pins to each of the staff.Read more