In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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On December 11, 2018, the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) held its 4th quarter Staff Recognition Ceremony. Officer Brian Waldecker was awarded the Employee of the quarter. Sgt. Justin Spackman was awarded the annual 'Making a Difference' award. In addition, the following staff were recognized with their longevity awards: Food Service Director Tim Dicky (30 years), Accreditation Manager Rob Britten (25 years), Canteen Operator Patrick Johnson and Corporal Shawn Theisen (20 years), Food Service Specialist Dennis Taute and Interpreter Estela Finn (15 years), Corporal Cory Walter (10 years) and Corporal Austin...Read more

First Plymouth Choir performed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) religious center on December 17, 2018. The 40+ member choir performed twice, which allowed for approximately 150 inmates to attend. A big thank you to First Plymouth Choir from everyone at NDCS!Read more

Eight ladies from the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) completed the EMPWR class presented by Ruth Karlsson's Release and Restore program.

EMPWR showed these women that they do not have to be defined by their crime. They learned how to improve their self-image, how to reduce negative effects from both physical and cognitive triggers, and discovered many other self-improvement techniques that will help them become valuable contributors to the community. They have been empowered.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Community Correctional Center of Omaha (CCC-O) Sergeant Elliot Schmit begins his day ensuring that all facility keys are accounted for.

Elliot has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2016. Although supervision of staff and inmates are his main duties, Elliot has numerous other lateral duties and responsibilities at CCC-O.

"Safety is the biggest part of this job and I enjoy providing safety to the public, staff and the inmate population." - Sgt. Elliot SchmitRead more

Fun was had by all as the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) held a decorating contest among the different units. Each unit enjoyed working together in designing and decorating their area.Read more

Eight incarcerated individuals participated in a Holiday Celebration at the Nebraska State Office Building (NSOB). They were joined by staff members Cpl. Sparks, Cpl. Ogorzolka and Warden West. Food and dessert was enjoyed by all!Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 76 th Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI) “Crime Victims Impact/Empathy" class at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) in December. Seventy-five percent of those who took part rated the class as excellent.

One of the participants remarked, “This workshop really helped me clarify the impact my crime had on everything. Family, friends and the public.” Another participant said that by taking part “you see how you hurt everyone, not just one person.”

The Community Justice Center (CJC) is a nonprofit public...Read more

Reconnect Graduates

Two incarcerated men at NCYF successfully completed the Reconnect How to Succeed: Construction Series on October 22, 2018. Pictured are both graduates along with Reconnect Volunteer Shakur Abdullah. Reconnect is a grant partner that provides job services for felons while incarcerated and after release.Read more