In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Case Worker Andrea Clark posts on incentive list on a housing unit at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Clark has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2016. Her main duties include running a housing unit, responding to population requests, conducting security checks and logging movement. “I feel like this is the target age group when people can actually change,” Clark said. “Some of these guys don’t have family. That’s why I try to be a positive role model and show kindness and respect.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

On April 30, the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) had its annual volunteer appreciation reception, and all volunteers from OCC were invited to this event. The purpose of the event is to honor the hard work, dedication, importance of the volunteers and the impact they have on incarcerated individuals lives as well as the institution. Nicholas Bell was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for OCC. Mr. Bell volunteers with several self-better groups in the institution. Tyrone Harper accepted the award for Mr. Bell as he was not able to attend.Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 69th Nebraska State Penitentiary (Veterans Unit) “Restorative Justice - Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) Class” on May 22. Eighty eight percent of class participants rated the class Excellent! With seventy percent showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community. One individual who participated in the class said, “I now understand the depth of the negative impact of my crime and learned about “Emotional Hygiene” the $1,000,000 Check." With another participant saying, “It answered my question about what is Restorative Justice...Read more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) representatives will be attending the Nebraska City Job Fair on June 6.

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On May 21, Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) hosted the NSP Vets Club Symposium. Lt. Governor Mike Foley was a guest speaker, and spoke of the history of Memorial Day which was originally known as Decoration Day. Lt. Governor Foley also spoke about his experiences at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, in which he told the story of fallen Nebraska Marine Capt. Dustin Lukasiewicz, who was serving in a humanitarian mission in Nepal when his helicopter went down. Lt. Governor Foley called Lukasiewicz “an American hero” who had saved many lives that day already, and was seeking to save one more. Also speaking was Senator Tom Brewer...Read more

Pre-Service class 518 graduated from the Staff Training Academy (STA) on May 18. Congratulations!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Case Worker Linda Stinson updates spreadsheets to keep track of the many programs and activities that incarcerated individuals are participating in while housed in the Special Management Unit (SMU) at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Stinson has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2008 and started as a Correctional Officer. In 2009 she promoted to Corporal and in 2013 to her current assignment as a Case Worker. Her main job duties include being on the galleries daily and checking in with staff and incarcerated individuals. She also assists the Case Managers...Read more

On May 14, Nebraska State Penitentiary School (NSP), held its bi-annual graduation ceremony in the NSP visiting room. Graduation ceremonies are held each May and November to celebrate those individuals who have earned their High School Diploma or GED. There were thirteen graduates recognized and they were able to invite five guests to share this special ceremony with them. After the program, graduates and guests, as well as staff, enjoyed cookies and drinks supplied by the NSP Kitchen staff. Pictured are six of the thirteen graduates who were able to take part in the ceremony as well as Education Staff and the guest speaker for...Read more