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Michael L. Kenney, Director

Michael L. Kenney, Director

Appointed: September 25, 2013

Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
(402) 471-2654

ProgramsFamilies & Friends Public Interest

Community Corrections Center - Omaha
Charles West, Warden

 

Community Corrections Center - OmahaOn October 23, 1967 the enactment of Legislative Bill 569 established the Work Release program. This program allowed a select group of inmates to be employed in the community but housed in correctional facilities during non-working hours. On July 2, 1985 the Community Corrections Center-Omaha was constructed at a cost of 1.2 million dollars.

The Community Corrections Center-Omaha is one (1) of ten facilities operated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The facility houses 156 male and 24 female inmates who are classified at Community A or B custody levels. Normally inmates who are near the discharge of their sentence or pending parole hearings are selected for placement in the Community Correction Center-Omaha (CCC-O). The institution employees 34 full-time staff members that supervise or manage inmate programs.

 

Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous support groups
  • Narcotics Anonymous support groups
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
    • Intensive Outpatient Program (Community Based)
    • Relapse Prevention Group
    • Aftercare Group
  • Academic Education Program (GED)
    • Testing
    • Assessment
    • Tutoring
  • Referrals to Community based Counseling programs
  • Christian Fellowship

 

Security Levels. Community - A: Work Detail. Community - B: Work Release or Educational Release

 

Community Corrections Center - Omaha Visiting Procedures

CCCO Visit Times and Days

Saturdays and Sundays - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

 

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day holidays.  

Visitors will not normally be permitted access to the facility prior to submittal of the visiting request form and approval of the Facility Administrator/designee.  

Inmates assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha are responsible for obtaining visiting forms for their requested visitors.

Visiting Procedures

 

Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) Medical Services

(All Health Services are provided by OCC Health Services)

Clinic Hours

0700 to 2200
24 Health Services Coverage

 

Staffing

  • Medical
    • 1 Physician
    • 1 PA
    • 1 ADON
    • 9 RNs
    • 1 LPNs
    • 1 Word Processing Specialist
  • Dental
    • 1 Dentist (OCC & CCC-O inmates)
  • Digital Radiology
    • Radiology technician
  • Laboratory services
    • 24 hour availability
  • ON-GROUNDS CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
    • Contract Optometrist
    • 1 PT psychiatrist
    • Internal medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Physical Therapy services
  • Prosthesis and Orthopedic Devices
    • Audiology services through Beltone PRN
    • Orthopedic services through Triumph PRN

 

Services available at the Medical Clinic

  • Minor procedures and outpatient wound care
  • Monthly TB testing
  • 12 lead EKG’s Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
  • Chronic Care Clinics and patient teaching
  • Cardiac and Hypertension
  • Diabetic
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary
  • TB
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • General

 

Behavioral Health Services

  • Follow-up Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • Bibliotherapy Sex Offender Treatment
  • Continuing Care Sex Offender Treatment
  • Access to Community Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment

 

Community Corrections Center - Omaha General Information

 

Organization Summary

Facility Administrator:
Charles West, Warden

Security Administrator:
Edward Fabian, Assistant Warden

Date Agency/Facility Established Built:
Opened July 2, 1985

Designed Bed Capacity: 90

Current Bed Capacity: 180
(This places the facility at 200% above Designed Capacity)

Number of Personnel:

33 Correctional staff members
1 Substance Abuse Counselor

Number Of Full-Time Staff By Category:

Administrative Support:

3

Road Crew Supervisors:

4

Security:

5

Food Service:

4

Unit Management:

15

Maintenance:

2

Average Sentence Length:
6 months to 2 Years

Security Level of Supervision:
Community A: 60* Community B: 96*
* The numbers listed above refer to male inmates. There are 24 beds designated for female inmates. Female inmates are accepted into the facility based on bed availability and not custody level. The number of inmates assigned to work release or work detail fluctuates based on the custody level of the female inmate population.

Physical Plant

Number of Buildings:

3

Number of Inmate Living Areas:

45

Number of available inmate beds:

180

Cell Square Footage:

160

Number of Wings:

3

Type of Medical Facility:

Infirmary, Community-based hospitals

 

Personal Clothing Limits

Male Inmates

Clothing Item

Community A

Community B

Shirts/T-shirts/Sweats

5

10

Pants/Shorts/Sweats

5

8

Belt

1

2

Socks

5 pr

10 pr

Underwear

5

10

Athletic Supporter

1

1

Suit Coat/ Blazer

1

1

Ball Cap or Stocking Cap

1

1

Footwear

2

3

Shower shoes

1

1

Coat/Jacket

1

1

Bathrobe

1

1

Bath Towels

3

3

Wash Cloths

3

3

Hand Towels

3

3

Pajamas

1

1

Thermal Underwear

1

1

Neckties

1

2

Swimsuit

1

1

Gloves

1

1

Earrings, Ring, Necklace, Watch

1 each

1 each

 

Female Inmates

Clothing Item

Community A

Community B

Shirts/T-shirts/Sweats

5

10

Pants/shorts/skirts/dresses/sweats

5

8

Suit coat/blazer

1

1

Socks/stockings

5 pr

10 pr

Underwear

5

10

Bras/slips

5

8

Ball Cap or Stocking Cap

1

1

Footwear

2

3

Shower shoes

1

1

Coat/jacket

1

1

Bathrobe

1

1

Bath towels

3

3

Wash cloths

3

3

Hand towels

3

3

Pajamas

1

1

Neckties/scarves

1

2

Belt

1

2

Swimsuit (one piece style)

1

1

Gloves

1

1

Earrings, Ring, Necklace, Watch

1 each

1 each

 

Facility Background and Summary

The Community Corrections Center-Omaha is a community based correctional facility that supports the Department of Correctional Services mission of maintaining public safety and providing program opportunities that facilitate the return of inmates back into their communities as responsible persons. Although the facility is a self-contained structure, it shares mutually utilized services with the Omaha Correctional Center. The center houses both male and female inmates. Inmates assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha must be classified in community custody A or B status. Normally, these inmates are near the discharge of their sentence or parole hearing.

Community custody A inmates are assigned to a work detail crew where they work under close supervision. Work detail crews may provide services that support the facility operation such as food service and preparation, housekeeping, gardening, grounds and general building maintenance while other crews perform community service work like maintaining state and city parks, vehicles, roads, bridges and duties for other state facilities.
Work Release and Educational Release are voluntary programs that are offered at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha in which the inmate must make application to participate. The work release program provides inmates an opportunity to be employed in the community and receive competitive wages. All applicable taxes on wages earned, medicare and social security payments are paid or withheld by the employer. Work release inmates are required to pay $12 per day for room and board and 5% of their net earnings are placed in a savings account for their eventual release. Inmates are encouraged to send financial support to their families. The educational release program provides inmates educational opportunities that are not available within the confines of a secured correctional institution. Inmates assigned to this program attend local vocational/technical schools and community colleges and universities.

facilityThe Community Corrections Center-Omaha is a community-based facility that houses male and female inmates that are classified as Community A and Community B custody inmates. The facility has 60 beds designated for male inmates assigned to the work detail program and 96 beds available for male inmates participating in the work release program. There are 24 beds designated for female inmates.

Administration: The institutional operations of the Community Corrections Center-Omaha are managed by a Warden and Assistant Warden.

Security: All of the staff assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha are responsible for the custody and control of inmates assigned to the center. Access to the facility is controlled by Unit Case Workers, Sergeants and Corporals assigned to the front desk.

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator: The CCC-O and the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) share the services of the OCC Emergency Coordinator who assists with emergency planning and preparation. The Omaha Correctional Center, the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility and the Community Corrections Center-Omaha have a mutual aid agreement to assist each other during institutional emergencies.

Fire Safety: The Community Corrections Center-Omaha is equipped with a Gamewell fire alert and sprinkler system. A range hood Halon and hand held BC extinguishers are located in the kitchen. There are 9 pull stations and 9 hand held fire extinguishers located throughout the facility. There are three fire hydrants located in close proximity to the exterior perimeter of the institution. Fire evacuation drills are conducted monthly by the Safety and Sanitation Specialist. Evacuation routes are posted throughout the facility and on the back of each door in every inmate living area.

Case Management: Each inmate is assigned to a case manager who assists in the development of a personalized plan which incorporates the needs, capabilities and limitations of the inmates into an individualized plan of action.

Community Incentive Program (CIP): The Community Corrections Center-Omaha manages the Community Incentive Program. The CIP offers incentives and privileges such as furloughs and family activity passes to those inmates who are making positive progress towards addressing their identified needs and deficits.

Community Corrections Center-Omaha CIP Program

Re-Entry Furlough Program: The Re-Entry Furlough Program provides opportunity and incentive for inmates, serving non-violent offenses, to prepare for parole or discharge prior to the completion of their sentence. The intent of the Re-Entry Furlough Program is to enhance public safety by preparing inmates for successful reintegration back into the community. Participants in the Re-Entry Furlough Program will be under the supervision of the transition manager, community corrections center staff or the Adult Parole Administration.

Mail/Phone: Mail is delivered to the inmate population six (6) days per week. Cumulative phone calls placed by inmates on the Inmate Calling System cannot exceed 20 minutes per day. A pay phone is located in the lobby of the facility that may be used by inmates to contact employers or sponsors. Additionally, inmates may use the Inmate Calling System to make legal phone calls to their listed attorneys.

Laundry: Laundry facilities are available to all inmates here at CCC-O. Inmates are permitted to launder their state issue and personal clothing any time during the day during non-curfew hours, or they may send their laundry out to the laundry facility at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.

Health Care: The CCC-O and the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) share health care services. Emergency services are available to CCC-O inmates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Creighton Medical Center is located within a five (5) minute drive of the facility. Health care services staff makes regular visits to the institution to conduct pill call as well as answer those medical questions Monday through Sunday each week. Requests to see someone from health care services can be made by completing an interview request form and sending it to health care services at OCC. Routine sick call services will be scheduled as determined by health services staff.

Mental Health Services: The CCC-O and the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) share the services of the OCC Mental Health Department. Some of the services include crisis intervention, psychotropic assessment and psychological evaluations. Mental health counseling is also available to CCC-O inmates in the local community.

Chemical Dependency: There is one (1) substance abuse counselor that provides counseling to the inmate population within the center. Services include individual and group counseling in the areas of substance abuse continued care and relapse prevention. In addition to in-house programs, all of the inmates assigned to the facility can be referred to substance abuse treatment programs located in the community.

Library: The Community Corrections Center-Omaha maintains an assortment of books in its dayroom area for recreational reading. Legal library services are available at the Klutznick Law Library on the Creighton University campus.

In-Service Training: The CCC-O and the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) share the services of the OCC Training Department. Training is provided for staff in firearms, first aid, CPR, emergency plans, administrative enhancements, and other relevant subjects meeting all ACA requirements. The objective of the required training is to ensure that staff members remain proficient in the areas necessary for an effective and efficient operation. Staff members receive a minimum of 40 hours service training annually. The Community Corrections Center-Omaha encourages its staff members to continue their education and attend seminars, conferences and training that enhances their personal development.

Food Service: The Food Service Department’s staff consists of a Food Service Director, Food Service Manager and Food Service Specialists. A registered dietician regularly reviews and assists in the preparation of the Department of Corrections Services master menu. The master menu follows a five-week cycle designed to meet all nutritional, medical, and religious needs or requirements of the inmate population.

Maintenance: There is two (2) full time maintenance staff assigned to CCC-O who are dedicated to the maintenance of the facility and grounds. A small number of inmates are assigned to a work detail position that performs general maintenance such as unplugging drains, drywall repair, painting, light replacement and maintaining the facility grounds. Work orders are submitted to the maintenance supervisor when repairs require experience or expertise beyond the ability of our work detail inmates.

Canteen System: The Community Corrections Center-Omaha does not operate an inmate canteen. Inmates assigned to the facility utilize a local convenience store, which is a short distance from the facility and local stores and vendors in the community to purchase hygiene products, instant beverages and snack items. Inmates may also purchase snacks and drinks from the vending machines that are located in the commons, lobby and dayroom areas of the facility.

Religious Services: The Community Corrections Center-Omaha and the OCC share the services of the OCC Religious Coordinator. Inmates assigned to the facility may utilize passes up to twenty (20) hours per month to attend worship services of their faith in the local community.

Education: The Community Corrections Center-Omaha and the OCC share the services of a department GED instructor. An instructor is available within the institution to tutor inmates and assists them in preparing to obtain their GED. In addition to ABE/GED assistance, the Community Corrections Center-Omaha manages educational release and part-time educational release programs. Inmates participating in either form of educational release attend courses at local universities, community colleges, and vocational or technical schools.

Volunteer / Sponsor Program: The Department encourages citizen involvement and volunteer programs in all of its correctional institutions and program areas. A citizen involvement and volunteer program can provide helpful services in a wide variety of offender programs. The volunteer / sponsor services program was developed to provide community custody inmates with the opportunity to experience personal growth and make positive progress toward their release through contact and association with individuals and organizations in the community. Volunteer / sponsors can assist offenders by providing a means of expanding activities and services for them. The program utilizes non-paid personnel to support inmate activities in the community by providing transportation for those inmates into the community for the purpose of sponsoring them on:

  • Personal needs passes
  • Religious passes
  • Programming passes
  • Job seeking passes and
  • Daytime furloughs

No employee of the department may serve as a sponsor for inmates within the agency without the approval of the director. Rules for the protection of staff, volunteers and the inmate population and the orderly operation of the institutions that have been established will be followed. For additional information view the Community Corrections Center-Omaha sponsor services procedures.

Community Corrections Center-Omaha Sponsor Services Procedures

Debit Card / Money: All inmates assigned to the CCC-O will be issued a prepaid debit card within a few days of their arrival to the facility. The card will be issued in the inmate’s committed name and inmate identification number. The inmate debit card will be the primary means for inmates to access approved funds for spending purposes. Inmate funds will be transferred once per week from the inmates’ institutional account to the debit card account. The prepaid debit card works similar to a credit card but allows the owner of the card to only spend funds up to the amount available on their card account. The balance will decrease as funds are spent or withdrawn from an automated teller machine (ATM). This card does not have a credit line available. The prepaid debit card has been restricted to certain merchant codes and vendors.

 

Directions to the Facility

The Community Corrections Center-Omaha is located at 2320 Avenue "J", Omaha, Nebraska 68110. Telephone (402) 595-2010. Fax (402) 595-3701. To locate the facility follow Interstate 480, merging onto the North Freeway (Highway 75 North) and exit off the Cuming Street exit. Turn right onto Cuming Street going east. Remain on Cuming Street, as it will merge into Abbott Drive going north. Turn right on Locust Street (going east) to 23rd Street. Turn right on 23rd Street (going south) and go one block to Avenue "J" and turn left (going east). Go one block on Avenue "J" to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha.

 

Driving Directions

 

   

 

 

For more information contact:


Edward Fabian, Public Information Officer
2320 Avenue J
Omaha, NE 68110

Phone: (402) 595-2010
Fax: (402) 595-3701