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Ten incarcerated individuals from the Community Correction Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) participated in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Family Adventure Day on Aug. 11. Incarcerated individuals and their loved ones participated in rock climbing, archery, rope making, a photo booth, a cook out and other fun activities!Read more

Three new photo backdrops were purchased for the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) visiting room. It also happened to be a special visitor's birthday that day as she turned seven years old!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Case Worker Michael Chipman begins his day by checking his e-mail at the Community Correctional Center of Omaha (CCC-O). Chipman has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2013, and took a break from corrections in 2017 before coming back. His main job duties include supervising incarcerated individuals and processing the many day-to-day activities at CCC-O. "I enjoy my job because I’m helping people getting ready to go back into society," Chipman said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Human Resource Manager RT Cabardo calls an applicant to offer employment with the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Cabardo has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2009. His main duties include supervising and handling all human resource matters for the three NDCS institutions in Omaha. Cabardo said he enjoys the daily challenges in his work every day, along with the satisfaction of helping others find employment within the department. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) representatives will be attending the Pawnee City job fair on September 11.Read more

The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) held a Native American Freedom Run on July 18. The Freedom Run is an adaptation of the Sacred Hoop Run that takes place every year in South Dakota. It is done to bring awareness not only to the Native American race, but the hardships they endure, as well as traumatic experiences including suicide and other mental health issues. At the beginning of the event, participants burn sage and breath it in in order to cleanse the body and begin the healing process. They gather in a circle and say a prayer and then the youngest member of the group starts the run while carrying the prayer staff. They...Read more

The August 20 Defy Ventures graduation at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) marked the largest Defy graduating class in Nebraska and the class with the highest retention in the state thus far. "Competition was fierce and housing unit one did not disappoint," Club Coordinator Amber (Gigstad) Lutjemeyer said. "I am super proud of this group and look forward to them continuing to grow as entrepreneurs, as well as men."Read more

Approximately 50 incarcerated men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) recently watched a livestream of speakers from the Global Leadership Summit. "It's an opportunity for the guys to hear from world class leaders," Religious Coordinator Randy Bartelt said. "It's educational; it calls them to a better place, to be better people." Speakers from the conference outside of Chicago were livestreamed across the world on Aug. 9 and 10. According to the Global Leadership Summit's website, there were approximately 445,000 people watching both in person and via the livestream.Read more