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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Hear from Nebraska's favorite Husker, Tom Osborne on Governor Ricketts' new podcast called The Nebraska Way.

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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Pre-Service Class 819 graduated 40 new teammates from the academy this week. Welcome to the NDCS family!Read more

Pictured (Left to Right):  Back Row-UCW Jared Wright, UCM Aaron Bliven, FSD Mike Coffiel, FML John Kowalski, FSS Christopher Sieff, Warden Ryan Mahr.  Front Row (left to right): UCW Maria Harvey, UCM Catherine Jamison, UCW Rhiannon Kelley, UCW Katie Goney, AAI Karen Kojdecki and UCW Patrice Clemons.

Commitment: What does that word mean to you?

Duty: What does that look like and how do you define it?

Loyalty: What does it mean to be loyal?

For the past 33 years Karen Kojdecki has defined what it means to be part of a team. Kojdecki retired in July of 2019 after 33 years of service to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). She worked all 33 years at the Community Correctional Center of Omaha (CCCO). Kojdecki wore many hats at CCCO and was always ready to help out anywhere she was needed. She will be deeply missed by her teammates at CCCO.

“It would be easy to just say thank...Read more

A true leader at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) Warden Brad Hansen is retiring August 2, 2019. Hansen says like many people, he joined corrections in 1977 as a way to pay off his student loans after college while looking to start his ‘real’ career somewhere else. Turns out, his ‘real’ career was right in front of him the entire time.

“When I started, I hadn’t thought of corrections as a career,” said Hansen. “Before I knew it, 42 years flew by. The people who work at NDCS are a major highlight for me.”

Hansen got his start as a correctional...Read more

Kristi Engel is well known for her amazing attitude around the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). So much so, it earned her the 2019 Teammate of the Year award. Engel has a long, fulfilling history with Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) for more than 17 years. She started her career at the Hasting’s Correctional Center in 2001. She’s been with NCCW since it closed. For the past four years, Engel has served as the warehouse operator. In addition to those duties, she often pitches in to do whatever is needed - ordering for the canteen, taking inventory of the facility, and serving as a backup laundry...Read more

Over the years, new technologies in healthcare have transformed the medical industry, giving patients in Nebraska and across the world much more advanced care. Registered Nurse (RN) Alma Serrell, knows this all too well. She says she was the second nurse ever hired at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

“I started working at the old reformatory which is now the Lincoln Correctional Center,” said Serrell. “I’ve been with NDCS for 45 years.”

The RN currently spends her working hours assisting patients at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). She says she’s impressed with how far medical...Read more

The garden at the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCCO) has been flourishing this year, thanks to good weather and the men living at CCCO who tend to it. They planted a wide variety of produce including: cucumbers, zucchini, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, pole beans, radishes, six varieties of tomatoes, sweet to hot peppers, red, white and yellow onions, garlic, and cilantro. The garden is lined with marigolds to help keep out bugs and attract pollinators. As the garden is producing more than can be readily used at CCCO, the harvest is shared with Omaha Correctional Center and the Nebraska Correctional Youth...Read more

National speaker Baron Warren visited four NDCS facilities last week including Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility, Nebraska State Penitentiary, Nebraska Correctional Center for Women and the Work Ethic Camp.

You can watch highlights of one of his presentations at these links below:



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