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Since 2015, incarcerated men have cared for and maintained the garden at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). When asked about the garden, the men speak of how much they enjoy the work, and the sense of pride they feel when walking by the garden on the way to the ball field every day. Of the garden, one incarcerated individual describes the feeling, “When I’m out there I can focus [on my work], and not feel like an inmate.” So far this summer has been hot and the plants show it, so those who work the garden have developed an irrigation system to ensure all plants get the water they need. “We get innovative with it!”...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Lieutenant Trent Garvin pat searches a member of the media prior to his visit to the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Garvin has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2013. His job duties include running the day-to-day operations of second shift, managing staff, talking with incarcerated individuals and most importantly keeping people safe. "I enjoy coming to work every day because I enjoy meeting with and talking to both staff and inmates,” Garvin said. “NDCS does so many great things for our inmate population. Not only do we give the inmates the opportunity to...Read more

The Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC), had its Facility Cook Out on July 3, 2018. The Food Services Management Team wanted the Institution to have a shared venue with staff and incarcerated individuals. The 4th of July was the greatest opportunity to ensure everyone was able to celebrate our freedom as Americans. Staff and inmates enjoyed sharing their grilling skills and were happy to cook. Our Menu included, Butterflied Chicken Breast, Roasted Corn on the Cob, a special Red, White , and Blue Jello Treat and Watermelon. Thanks to LCC Food Service for making everyone at LCC feel Proud to be an American!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Administrative Assistant II to the Deputy Warden Anna Wright revises post orders at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Wright began her career in September 2017 as an Office Clerk and was promoted to AAII in November 2017. She oversees the revision of post orders, inmate handbooks and writing and completion of corrective action plans. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) team members will be handing out these fans, answering questions and honoring those who work in corrections at the Lincoln Saltdogs game this coming Wednesday, Aug. 1. The NDCS honor guard will present the colors and there will be games and fun for the whole family. The game begins at 6:45 p.m. Buy your tickets at saltdogs.com/doc. Hope to see you there!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Maintenance Specialist Kevin Goodban paints trim at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Goodban has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 1996. His main job duties include fixing things throughout the facility, painting and maintaining the building. “I like the people I work with,” Goodban said. “I started as an officer and worked my way through. I just try to enlighten people and answer questions.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

See KMTV 3 News Now's story on the FETCH program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW): https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/inmates-train-dogs-obedience-through-prison-programRead more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Captain Jared Kolarik puts up a QDIP board in his office at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Kolarik has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2006. His main job duties include supervising day shift team members, handling investigations and critical incident reviews and hiring new team members.

"In the pursuit of eliminating wickedness from the world I enjoy being part of a system that holds people accountable, and by being a public servant I can strive for atonement relative to my own past transgressions," Kolarik said. "It’s important to me that I give the...Read more

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