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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Margaret Chipendo assesses a patient at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Chipendo has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since August of 2017. Her job duties include taking care of medical needs and providing care throughout the clinic. “The science of medicine is unique and evolves all the time,” Chipendo said. I want to gain understanding of it and help people. I love my job and what I do.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

The Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF) sent a check to assist Unit Manager Tanya Dana while she was out on medical leave. This is just one example of the work CPOF does and why the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Honor Guard works so hard to raise money for the organization.Read more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) representatives will be attending the Fairbury Job Fair on May 22.

See you there!Read more

The Circle of Concerned Lifers group at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) listened intently as Frank LaMere, Kelly Grey Carlisle, and Greg Winship spoke from their hearts about their life stories and their own involvement with Restorative Justice on April 11. When Winship, asked the group, “what is Restorative Justice?,” the group responded with, “accountability, reconciliation, restitution from the heart and repairing harm.” The evening ended with many resounding voices of thank you and applause for the panel members. LaMere (Winnebago) is a lifelong activist for Native and human rights. He was instrumental in closing down...Read more

Approximately 75 incarcerated individuals graduated from Metro Community College’s (MCC) 180 Reentry Assistance Program (RAP) at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) on April 23.

“All of you have done something incredible, whether you know it or not,” said Nate Barry, MCC Dean of Career and Technical Education.

To date, MCC has served 2,730 individuals with criminal histories.

Congratulations, graduates!Read more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) team members gathered with individuals from outside agencies for a presentation given by Franklin Covey’s Todd Davis on April 21. Franklin Covey is a global company specializing in professional performance improvement. Davis spoke about lessons from his book, Get Better, which provides readers with 15 proven practices to build effective relationships at work. “Greatness lies within everyone,” Davis reminded listeners. NDCS Director Scott Frakes and Professional Development Administrator Christina Carter gave Davis an NDCS challenge coin following his presentation. Carter said...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Manager Cheryl Bicknase speaks with a central control corporal at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Bicknase has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2007. Her main duties include managing a general population housing unit, supervising team members, tending to the populations day-to-day needs, and monitoring movement within the facility. “It’s interesting work,” Bicknase said. “You’d like to think that something you do will connect with somebody so they make better choices; so they don’t come back.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Twenty-four Nebraska Department of Correctional Services team members and individuals from outside agencies graduated from the Crisis Negotiators Team (CNT) training on April 20. Congratulations, all!Read more

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