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

In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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The Employee Activity Committees (EAC) have been busy this month recognizing employees and all their hard work. The Lincoln Correctional Center and Diagnostic & Evaluation Center EAC braved a scorching hot day in the sun to serve up some delicious open-flamed burgers and brats, homemade bbq beans and coleslaw compliments of Lt. Schrotberger. Central Office EAC celebrated with a frozen treat day and approved jeans day. The Community Correction Center – Omaha EAC also celebrated with a potluck feast!Read more

Congratulations to the newest NDCS teammates! Class 919 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on August 16. Welcome!Read more

The news of the violent murder of a beloved Tennessee Department of Correction administrator swept across the nation like wildfire and struck home to the thousands of correctional officers, unit case workers and teammates who work at prison facilities every day including here in Nebraska.

“It’s heart wrenching,” said Jill Ourada, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) training specialist and Honor Guard assistant team leader. “When I first heard what happened, I was mad. I might not know them in Tennessee, but I felt violated that someone murdered one of our own.”

NDCS sent Ourada and Lincoln...Read more

The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recognized a pair of food service employees this quarter for their exemplary efforts. Food Service Director Brandon Lee Morris was named the Supervisor of the Quarter, and Food Service Worker Tanja Bredwell was named Employee of the Quarter.

Morris’s hard work and dedication to NCCW shows week after week. He was promoted from food service manager to food service director at the beginning of the year. He and Bredwell, with some great help from security staff, continued to work together while the food service manager position was being filled. The two of them have worked...Read more

KSNB Story Link: 12 Correctional Center Women snag college degrees while behind bars

York College Graduation Photos (Taken by: York College): Link HERE

York College full article: Link HERE

NDCS Full Video of Graduation: Watch HERE...Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) annual Partnership Award is presented to an outside organization that works with NDCS to provide meaningful program opportunities, with a focus on raising awareness and promoting the reintegration of offenders back into the community.

Director Frakes presented this year’s Partnership Award to President and CEO Barry Carlson of the MidAmerica Speakers Bureau. Upon receiving the award, Carlson told the audience, “Every speaker who has presented at a prison facility has said the same seven words upon leaving, ‘I can’t wait to go back again!’”

Carlson estimated...Read more

National speaker Baron Warren flew across the nation to come speak to the young adults living at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility in Omaha.

He talked about what being a man looks like in today's world and inspired this group to seek out responsibility.

#future #goalsetting #educationRead more

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution recently graduated two classes of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Congrats! The Mental Health Association facilitates WRAP once a week for nine weeks.

WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. The program is used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.Read more