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The Nebraska State Penitentiary’s (NSP) Employee Appreciation Committee (EAC) launched Corrections Appreciation Month off in a huge way by providing an all-you-can eat barbeque on May 1, serving all three shifts.

Team members could choose between a chicken breast, a foot-long hot dog, a hamburger, a cheeseburger or any combination of all four. Fair also included baked beans, chips and cookies.

It is estimated the EAC served around 300 people. Randy Bartelt, EAC chair, indicated that this large of an undertaking would not be possible without the skillful help from the 11-member EAC team.Read more

Greater Omaha Chamber’s 40th leadership class held their Justice Seminar at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) on April 19. Leadership Omaha is one of the longest running leadership programs in the nation designed to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community. Participants spent the morning at NCYF exploring the juvenile justice system. The morning included presentations by NCYF team members, a youth panel consisting of NCYF inmates and a tour of the facility. Community members hosted a Juvenile Justice Reform panel, Defy Ventures volunteers discussed post-release entrepreneurs in...Read more

DID YOU KNOW? Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) teachers spend approximately 1,300 hours working with incarcerated individuals in the classroom each year. Thank you for all you do! #NationalCorrectionalOfficersAndEmployeesWeekRead more

ReConnect, Inc. sponsored a two-part event at Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) where the incarcerated youth watched the movie The Tuskegee Airmen on March 16.

Then, on March 30, the youth met with the last Tuskegee Airman in Nebraska – Corporal Robert Holts, to discuss the movie and ask questions. Team members, youth and ReConnect, Inc. representatives gave Cpl. Holts a book, a mug and a t-shirt to thank him for his service and to thank him for taking the time to tell his story to the youth.Read more

DID YOU KNOW? Approximately 2,300 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) team members fill more than 200 different job classifications. Thank you for all you do! #NationalCorrectionalOfficersAndEmployeesWeekRead more

Pre-Service class 418 graduated from the Staff Training Academy (STA) on April 26. Congratulations!Read more

From Director Scott R. Frakes: I recently had the honor of accepting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 7-Seals Award on behalf of the agency. We were nominated for this award by Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Rich Cruickshank. The award recognizes the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services' (NDCS) leadership and initiative in the support of the women and men who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve. Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) was nominated, but not selected for the 2018 Freedom Award. I will be presenting OCC with a certificate from the ESGR. We are very fortunate to employ many women...Read more

DID YOU KNOW? Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) food service team members make approximately 16,000 meals every day. Thank you for all you do! #NationalCorrectionalOfficersAndEmployeesWeekRead more