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The Prison Fellowship Academy at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) held their "Monday Night Live" event on Dec. 18. Singers from the Heritage Bible Church helped them celebrate the holidays. The group led those in attendance in song and scripture reading.Read more

A group at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) recently spread holiday cheer throughout the halls by singing a handful of Christmas carols. Unit residents were encouraged to sing along. Mental Health Practitioner Audrey Cornish said they hope to make this a holiday tradition at LCC.Read more

Santa's helpers have been hard at work making red bell and Christmas tree cookies at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC). Food service workers are also busy preparing a special holiday meal for Dec. 25. Jingle all the way, guys!Read more

Central Office (CO) team members celebrated their fourth quarter recognition and awards ceremony on Dec. 7. In addition to the employee and supervisor of the quarter, Director Scott R. Frakes recognized one CO team member for five years of service, 12 team members for 10 years of service, one team member for 15 years of service, one team member for 20 years of service, one team member for 25 years of service and two team members for 40 years of service. When asked the greatest thing about working in corrections for 40 years, Records Manager Jimmy Dunn said "the employees." Congratulations, CO team members!Read more

Bassoons Across Nebraska performed to over 100 incarcerated men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on Dec. 18. The quartet is comprised of members of the Omaha and Lincoln Symphonies who seek to raise bassoon awareness by performing in unusual places. They perform a wide range of music – from classical to jazz, tangos to pop.Read more

In addition to their recent holiday party, team members at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) held a retirement party for Religious and Volunteer Coordinator Marilyn Asher. On Dec. 31, Asher will retire after 15 years of service to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). For the ceremony, Asher invited back all of the volunteers she has worked with throughout the years. NCYF Warden Ryan Mahr recognized Asher with a retirement plaque, framed license plate, letter from NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes, letter from Governor Pete Ricketts and the honorary title of Admiral in the Nebraska Navy for her...Read more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) team members have gotten into the giving spirit with a number of fundraisers this holiday season. Team members at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) collected donations of money and toys in partnership with the Lincoln Police Department’s (LPD) Santa Cop program. Santa Cop was started in 1980 to help the children of Lincoln who “fell through the cracks” of existing programs. LCC has partnered with LPD for the past three years. At the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) team members collected gifts for the CEDARS Home for Children. Some of these gifts included Lego sets,...Read more

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