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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Looking for professors, lecturers and instructors interested in teaching General Education courses at OCC or other Nebraska prisons.

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Juan Jimenez has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) for nearly 20 years. In that time he has held a wide variety of positions. He started at Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) as a Canteen Operator. Since then he saw many opportunities to advance and has been a Corrections Officer, Corporal, and Emergency Preparedness Response Specialist. In 2015 he moved over to Central Office as the IT Business Systems Analyst.

“What I’ve always enjoyed about the department were all the opportunities and variety of things you could do,” said Jimenez. “I’ve always enjoyed working with computers and data,...Read more

We love living in Nebraska! This new website offers virtual tours, videos, pictures and tons of information worth a look.




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It’s amazing to see the variety of talents within each of our facilities. Men at the Lincoln Correctional Center create these beautiful murals to inspire and enhance their environment.Read more

Simply the Best

By Governor Pete Ricketts

July 16, 2019

I say it all the time: Nebraska is the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family. It’s not just a slogan—it’s my sincere conviction. And there’s plenty of evidence to back up my belief. From great-paying jobs to a family-friendly culture, a wide variety of measures help make the case that Nebraska is simply the best.

The Best Place to Live

Nebraska is a place where neighbors look after one another, and take...Read more

This week, the Vera Institute of Justice is hosting the 4th annual Second Chance Pell Grant convening in Washington DC. More than 200 attendees from 26 states are attending, including NDCS deputy director Dawn-Renee Smith, program coordinator of the Metro Community College Second Chance Pell program Sharri Wirth and a participant of the program at Metro, Chris Vollman.

Great work is being done across the country to increase access to and quality of higher education in prisons. Metro Community College is a pilot site for the Second Chance Pell project, working with both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to...Read more

Sgt. McNichols received the Team Member of the Year award at the 2019 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Awards Ceremony. He’s been at the NDCS Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) for five years.

“I was pretty surprised,” said McNichols. “I was just doing my job. Yes, it’s nice.”

McNichols was nominated for his performance as a team leader. He’s said to lead by supervising fairly, firmly and consistently and takes on an active role in learning new areas of LCC, participates in staff functions and takes on new responsibilities. He also volunteers to work overtime on a regular basis to assist...Read more