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Chick-fil-A in Bellevue recently served sandwiches to Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) team members and incarcerated individuals participating in the incentive program. The incentive plan is based on four categories: behavior, education/work programs, sanitation and citizenship. Those assigned to the silver, gold or platinum incentive levels have an opportunity to watch two movies per month in the common area in addition to enjoying a snack and soda. Bellevue Chick-fil-A owner Tom Deall, his catering team and the Chick-fil-A cow served sandwiches at the Dec. 22 movie, wishing participants a Merry Christmas and...Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Class 1417 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on Dec. 19. Congratulations!Read more

Dec. 18 marked the halfway point in the Domesti-Pups facilitated program at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Each handler and K9 went through testing, all proving sufficient in their duties.Read more

Five incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) graduated from Release and Restore on Dec. 18. The program, led by Ruth Karlsson, is designed to help students prepare to return to their communities. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

As part of the Angle Tree program, the First Presbyterian Church in York recently donated gifts to the children in the nursery at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Pastor Mike Eickhoff (who is also a volunteer instructor at NCCW) delivered the packages to smiling faces.Read more

NDCS is attending Operation Employ in Hebron, Neb. on Jan. 17. See Nebraska Department of Labor's Facebook page for more details.Read more

Since the summer of 2016, Lucy Wallace has taught three teacher training seminars at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Wallace co-founded Dance To Be Free (DTBF), an organization that aims to change the trajectory of women in prison through dance. Since 2015, DTBF has trained over 100 incarcerated women as dance teachers, giving them a healthy hobby and skill to practice as they fulfill their sentences and return to their communities. See more about Wallace and DTBF here: more

Team members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) held their second annual ugly Christmas sweater contest on Dec. 21. Prizes were awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Thanks to all those who were brave enough to participate!Read more