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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Tim Mayberry conducts a pat search at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Mayberry has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2013. His main duties include conducting pat searches, area checks and escorts. “I believe in helping the youth rebuild,” Mayberry said. “We’re getting them prepared to go back out.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

On June 5, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) completed its third Thinking for a Change (T4C) program. This course taught by NDCS staff trained to facilitate was offered for the first time in this unit. Nine students graduated from this thirteen week program which meets twice a week and requires individual study. These students were committed to the completion of this program gaining a feeling of accomplishment at the end. Two comments from students were, “ it taught me how to walk through a situation before I reacted”, and “this is the first class I have ever stuck with”.Read more

On May 31, the Central Office ended Correctional Officers and Employees month with a yogurt bar for employees. Throughout the month of May, various facilities within the Nebraska Department of Corrections (NDCS) held such events to express gratitude for the hard work of those who work in Corrections.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Tracy Donovan conducts a sponsor class for potential sponsors for incarcerated individuals at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Donovan has been with Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2015. Her main job duties include monitoring inmate activities, conducting searches and supervising the administration porters. She also assists in conducting sponsor classes and will begin teaching Thinking for a Change. “It has been a great experience working with individuals who are transitioning back into society and striving to better their personal and professional lives,”...Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 63rd Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC Restrictive Housing) “Restorative Justice” Crime Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) Class on June 7. One hundred percent of class participants rated the class excellent, with seventy percent showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions had on their victims/community. A few participants of the class had this to say, "“It helped me see my inconsistencies in my actions and the lack of knowledge by whom I ultimately affected" as well as, “It helped me understand how I hurt others with my crimes.”

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To celebrate Correctional Officers and Employees month during May, food was served every week at Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). On May 23, chef salads were served as they celebrated and showed their appreciation of all who work in Corrections.

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Pre-Service class 618 graduated from the Staff Training Academy (STA) on June 8. Congratulations!Read more

On May 16, Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) incarcerated individuals worked planting in the external garden, which is located adjacent to Housing Unit #8. Incarcerated workers are assigned to maintain the garden have planted tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, squash and beans. The vegetables will be harvested this fall and will supplement meals served to the NSP population.Read more

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