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Each NDCS prison holds regular meetings of their Employee Positive Impact Council (EPIC). Today, Director Frakes held an agency-level meeting with representatives from each facility in attendance. The group engaged in dialogue on subjects such as communication, employee engagement and improving interactions with the incarcerated men and women.Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Class 1317 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on Nov. 28. Congratulations!Read more

A handful of incarcerated individuals at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) recently earned their forklift certifications from Metropolitan Community College. Congratulations!Read more

Four incarcerated individuals at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recently completed Metropolitan Community College's Employment Readiness Class. Congratulations!Read more

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) boasted an impressive garden haul this year.

The facility spent $246.91 on tomato plants, which produced 8,287 pounds of tomatoes; $13.32 on pepper plants, which produced 475 pounds of peppers; $29.25 on cucumber plants, which produced 3,216 pounds of cucumbers; and $15.03 on zucchini plants, which produced 2,321 pounds of zucchini.

Great work to all gardeners at TSCI!Read more

On Nov. 20th around 9 a.m., team members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) made an Emergency Response Team (ERT) call for a “staff member down.” Team members responded to the area where Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) team member Rolande (Rolly) Nielsen Jr. had collapsed while escorting a CSI truck. When team members arrived on scene and assessed Nielsen, he had no pulse and was not breathing. They called 911, began CPR immediately and utilized an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). TSCI’s physician, Dr. Kasselman, rushed to the scene to assist, continue CPR and facilitate the AED. Once Johnson County...Read more

Five incarcerate individuals from the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) participated in a high school graduation ceremony on Nov. 9, but they represented a much larger group of individuals throughout the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). These individuals have worked hard over the last year to finish something that, in some cases, they started many years ago. A total of 20 individuals were noted as part of this Fall 2017 graduating class (18 of them high school graduates) and not a quitter among them. Their commonality was not giving up on their high school education just because they were...Read more

The Community Justice Center completed its 52nd Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) for the restrictive housing unit on Nov. 2. One-hundred percent of participants rated the class as excellent. “It taught me all the skills I need to change my mindset, control and understand my emotions and my reaction to issues," one participant said.Read more

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