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Thirty-three Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) graduated from Defy Ventures’ “CEO Of Your New Life” program at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) on Jan. 30. This was the largest class graduation in the state of Nebraska thus far.

“I think they should be in every institution,” TSCI Warden Brad Hansen said of Defy Ventures. “They’re one of many good quality programs we’ve got here.”

Currently, 180 EITs are enrolled in Defy programming throughout the state of Nebraska – both in correctional facilities and after release. TSCI kicked off its second class on Jan. 29 with 45 new EITs. Nearly fifty women...Read more

Research shows that individuals working in corrections face higher levels of stress than those in other lines of work. With that increased stress, comes a higher need for healthy and productive stress management activities. Thanks to retention funds allocated by the Nebraska Legislature, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is helping team members become the best versions of themselves. NDCS opened its first employee wellness center on Oct. 16, providing additional health benefits free of cost. The center – open to all NDCS team members – is located in a former administrative archive building near the Nebraska...Read more

Incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) dance to Matisyahu's "One Day" as part of the Dance To Be Free (DTBF) program. DTBF has trained over 100 incarcerated women as dance instructors, aiming to change the culture in prison. "It makes me free," said Michale Dixon, who has been incarcerated for over 12 years. "It makes my spirit free."

See NDCS' Facebook page for a video of a DTBF class.Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Class 1617 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on Friday, Jan. 30. Congratulations!Read more

The Community Justice Center recently completed its 55th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). One-hundred percent of participants rated the class excellent. "It helped me understand just what the extent of my crime did to the community," one participant said.Read more

The Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) currently has 14 teammates who have served or serve in the military. NCYF executives created a bulletin board as a small token of their appreciation. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to serve both the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and our country.Read more

Governor Pete Ricketts spent Wednesday afternoon with Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) teammates and incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). The governor visited a Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Vocational and Life Skills (VLS) class, the Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) sewing shop, the nursery and the cafeteria, in addition to holding a question and answer session with NDCS teammates working a variety of different jobs. “Every facility has its own distinct culture and the work Warden Denise Davidson is doing here is fantastic,” Gov. Ricketts said. “The Department of...Read more

Fourteen incarcerated men at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) graduated from the Associated Builders and Contractor (ABC) National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) CORE Curriculum course on Jan. 17. This 16-week course was the third and final course that ABC offered for this cohort at TSCI. All 14 students have now completed 18 months of ABC construction courses, which included the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Certification, OSHA General Industry Certification and Applied Construction Math. "This was a huge commitment," TSCI Associate Warden April...Read more