Due to a reduction in staffing, inmate visitation will be canceled at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Thank you.

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Five incarcerated men graduated from Thinking for a Change (T4C) at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on August 30, 2019. Secretary Michelle Decker and Quality Assurance Specialist Rusell Ogg instructed the 12-week course. T4C is a high-level cognitive behavioral program developed by the National Institute of Corrections that uses role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders and addresses attitudes, behavior, family, friends and aggression.

“I feel like I can be myself in this class,” said Che Holloway, one of the T4C students. “I learned how to control my emotions and respond to...Read more

As incarcerated individuals enter the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook, Nebraska they are greeted by inspiring messages in the intake hallway as they wait to be checked in. Warden Morello wanted it this way – to welcome them to their new home and reinforce positive messaging.

“We want them to know they’re not a number,” said Deanna Johnson, assistant warden at WEC. “These men will be our neighbors some day and we want the best for them as they work to improve their way of thinking.”Read more

The Excelorators Toastmaster club of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) recently held their annual symposium. Several outside guests were able to attend the symposium and members had a chance to compete in a speech contest. This club continues to thrive with a number of active participants.

The Excelorators club of TSCI belongs to Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The Excelorators’ mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has...Read more

Intelligence Captain Freese talks about his 15-year career with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and all the amazing people who have become his work family over the years.https://corrections.nebraska.gov/careers

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JoANNE YOUNG Lincoln Journal Star Aug 27, 2019 Updated Aug 28, 2019


Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal took a couple of turns at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Tuesday, entertaining prisoners inside the walls for more than...Read more

The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) Job Fair turned out to be a great day thanks to 106.3 KFRX, all the great staff at NSP, good food, and some all around great weather. Applicants had a chance to talk to staff in person, interview on the spot, and take a facility tour.Read more

The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) hosted its third Global Leadership Summit earlier this month. This annual, two-day summit is a world-class experience broadcast live to hundreds of satellite locations across North America bringing together more than 400,000 participants from 135 countries around the world. The summit was also shared across the NSP institutional channel, and is schedule to be replayed again in its entirety.Read more

Unit Case Manager Sara Scdoris began her career with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) seven years ago at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) as a caseworker. Scdoris held a degree in criminal justice and wanted to pursue work in that field, which led her to NDCS. Six years ago she moved over to the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L), and was recently promoted to unit case manager.

“Everything you do will affect someone else,” Scdoris quoted fellow coworker and friend Lorna Ellinger, as she advises other staff to be patient, learn how to listen and show respect.

Scdoris’...Read more