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In Case You Missed It!

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Bassoons Across Nebraska performed to over 100 incarcerated men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on Dec. 18. The quartet is comprised of members of the Omaha and Lincoln Symphonies who seek to raise bassoon awareness by performing in unusual places. They perform a wide range of music – from classical to jazz, tangos to pop.Read more

In addition to their recent holiday party, team members at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) held a retirement party for Religious and Volunteer Coordinator Marilyn Asher. On Dec. 31, Asher will retire after 15 years of service to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). For the ceremony, Asher invited back all of the volunteers she has worked with throughout the years. NCYF Warden Ryan Mahr recognized Asher with a retirement plaque, framed license plate, letter from NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes, letter from Governor Pete Ricketts and the honorary title of Admiral in the Nebraska Navy for her...Read more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) team members have gotten into the giving spirit with a number of fundraisers this holiday season. Team members at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) collected donations of money and toys in partnership with the Lincoln Police Department’s (LPD) Santa Cop program. Santa Cop was started in 1980 to help the children of Lincoln who “fell through the cracks” of existing programs. LCC has partnered with LPD for the past three years. At the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) team members collected gifts for the CEDARS Home for Children. Some of these gifts included Lego sets,...Read more

Team members at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) held their annual Holiday Potluck and Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 14. The Employees Activity Committee (EAC) hosted the event, which recognized all new hires, promotions and transfers throughout 2017. They also honored staff members who have served for five, 10 and 15 years. Following the recognition ceremony, the EAC sang "Twelve Corrections Days of the Holidays."Read more

We are always happy to show off the great work Cornhusker State Industries does! Thank you Governor Ricketts for your support!Read more

The choir from First Plymouth Congregational Church recently performed a concert at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Religious Coordinator Tim Kramer said the music was sterling, the room was full of genuine smiles and everyone involved was overflowing with compassion. He thanked performers for their time, energy and hard work, noting that everyone in the room felt loved and cared for.Read more

Team members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) got in the holiday spirit with a facility-wide party on Dec. 12. Those who attended the party enjoyed food from Ricky's Catering in Hanover, Kan. The Employee Activities Committee (EAC) provided gift baskets and the Wellness Committee brought hot chocolate, punch and M&M's. Each team member also received a koozie and a $10 gift card to Casey's General Store.Read more

The Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) hosted an Inner Circle/Winner Circle program on Dec. 2. Two individuals who were formerly incarcerated at NCYF came in to speak with the current population. One of the speakers is now on work release at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O), while the other is on parole. The goal of Inner Circle/Winner Circle is to have individuals share their journey through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) system with those at NCYF. The individuals speak about steps they've taken and are currently taking to prepare themselves for release.Read more